Position:  Human Rights Officer (permanent)
Location:  Ottawa headquarters
Start date:  Immediate
Expected hours of work:  40 hours per week (full-time)
Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications

Key Duties:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Human Rights Officer serves as a caseworker and as the primary point of contact in the NCCM’s Human Rights Department for all human rights complaints received by the organization. The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Receiving and responding to complaints pertaining to violations of human rights and civil liberties.
  • Creating, managing and updating complainant files on the human rights database.
  • Reporting and discussing pertinent cases with the NCCM’s management and the chair of NCCM’s Human Rights Committee and its members.
  • Advising and assisting complainants through the resolution process based on recommendations by the Human Rights Committee.
  • Maintaining and updating the organization’s Online Hate Crimes / Hate Incidents Tracking Map & associated protocols as required and suggesting ways to improve internal and other record keeping systems.
  • Developing and delivering presentations/workshops and speaking engagements relating to the human rights portfolio. Representing the organization at various other events, as needed.
  • Conducting research, drafting and contributing to papers, submissions and reports on human rights issues pertaining to Canadian Muslims.
  • Drafting and assisting with policy proposals and other submissions pertaining to human rights advocacy and casework.
  • Reviewing, revising, and drafting publications on human rights for various stakeholders.
Additional duties:
  • Acting as a media spokesperson for the NCCM on issues related to human rights cases and other work encompassing the organization’s mandate.

Training and resources will be provided.

  • University degree in political science, human rights, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian human rights legislation, systems and current affairs.
  • Solid understanding of NCCM’s mission and mandate.
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to organize and distill large amounts of information to support recommendations and decision-making.
  • Deep attention to detail and excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.Superb organizational skills and ability to meet multiple and competing priorities.
  • Superior organizational skills: ability to coordinate, manage and meet multiple competing priorities and deadlines in a fast paced and high pressure environment.
  • Complete proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Fluently bilingual in Canada’s two official languages. Please also denote fluency in other languages.
  • Previous experience working in an advocacy capacity or the human rights field.

Deadline to apply:  July 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: No phone calls please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
              Applications submitted without cover letters will not be considered.
              NCCM cannot assist with relocation costs.

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