The Refugee Hub was founded at the University of Ottawa in 2012. Our mission is to foster justice and human rights for refugees at local, national, and international levels through innovative research, programs and partnerships. We are supported in our work by a team of in-house experts, a wide range of consultants, and a broad and diverse community of partners and stakeholders.
Our growing Knowledge Hub advances cutting-edge research on a range of refugee protection and migration topics and supports the strengthening of the evidence base underlying our policy and programmatic work on refugee resettlement, complementary pathways, and community sponsorship.
The Refugee Hub is also a partner in the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI), a unique and ambitious multi-stakeholder collaboration that encourages and supports the creation of new community sponsorship programs around the world with the aim of increasing and improving overall refugee resettlement, strengthening local host communities, and improving the narrative surrounding newcomers. Our other partners in the GRSI include the Government of Canada, the UNHCR, the Open Society Foundations, the Giustra Foundation, and the Shapiro Foundation.
We are seeking a policy officer to join the Refugee Hub’s small but powerful team to help support our organization’s policy and knowledge generation work. The policy officer will contribute to advancing the Refugee Hub’s global strategy on resettlement and complementary pathways, conducting policy- and academic-oriented research and drafting, and delivering special thematic and country-oriented projects. They will be a highly organized, self-motivated person who is a skilled researcher and writer and excels at problem-solving and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, and also demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, discretion, tact and responsibility, including when managing various files with little supervision.
This is a remote work position with a preference for candidates in Ottawa, Toronto, or Montreal, Canada. A possibility to work remotely within the range of Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time can be negotiated for the right candidate
Please apply through Bamboo HR at refugeehub.bamboohr.com/jobs by April 5, 2021 to be considered for this position.