Special Projects

World for Refugees is committed to putting protections in place to reduce the instances of human slavery. Over the next four to six months, the Special Projects division of World For Refugees will be drafting a resolution for the United Nations General Assembly to address the human trafficking crisis interlocked with the refugee crisis. Refugees are at a very high risk of becoming trafficked into labour slavery, sex slavery, pay-for-play murder and illegal organ harvesting. Special projects will also branch into other assignments of high concern over time, and aim to focus on the criminal and political aspects of the refugee crisis.

Special Projects is actively recruiting to fill the following positions:

  • Chief of Staff: Plans and directs all administrative, financial, and operational activities for WFR and carries out the directions of the director. Acts as a point of contact between top management and employees or other stakeholders for communication, concerns, and progress about projects. Requires secretarial duties and responsibilities including managing calendars, phone calls, working with other departments and being good with people. Will need knowledge of report writing and problem-solving.
  • Project Manager: As the project manager, responsibilities are to formulate, pitch and/or carry out plans while overseeing and documenting all aspects of the specific project you are working on. Project managers may expect to work closely with the chief of staff and director to make sure that the scope and direction of each project are on schedule, as well collaborate with other departments for support. Previous project work, or demonstrated experience leading/managing a team is preferable.
  • Resources Manager: As the resource manager, the responsibilities are to source, monitor, request, budget and allocate resources (including funding) to fit the needs of projects. This role will require collaboration with other departments and effective communication of the needs and uses of resources used within special projects. An understanding of finances or resource planning and development is critical. Experience in a similar role would be helpful, but not mandatory.
  • Academic Advisor: An academic advisor will be responsible for editing, reviewing, finding sources, fact-checking, editing, and providing constructive feedback on the written work of the team members. Demonstrated ability of attention to detail and a submission of previous written work is necessary.
  • Team members (4): Team members will be expected to achieve goals given to them within a timeframe, report issues, analyze research, collate data, research, communicate effectively, work well within a team, be prepared to expand personal academic knowledge related to WFR and write reports or resolutions as required by the department.