Project Manager - Human Trafficking Project

Type: 27 hrs a week
Location: Vancouver, BC
Application Deadline: 2021-11-12T20:10:45
Duration: Employment to March 31st, 2024

ABOUT THE JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY (JES)

The Justice Education Society of British Columbia (JES) is a non-profit organization with over 30 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, JES helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. 

Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security.  JES has offices in Canada, Guatemala, and Honduras and diverse sources of funding including donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments.  More information on JES is available at: www.JusticeEducation.ca.

THE PROJECT

The JES Human Trafficking project, formally titled “The Empowering At-Risk and Sexually Exploited Women in BC project”, will develop, implement and evaluate prevention and intervention programs that will enhance empowerment supports for Indigenous at-risk women and girls, as well as survivors of human trafficking in British Columbia. A series of activities will be delivered to accomplish project objectives.

Objective 1    Provide prevention education to girls and women in BC, especially Indigenous females, to empower them to make more informed decisions regarding their relationships, personal safety and sexual exploitation. The project seeks to change women’s perceptions regarding actions that put them at risk of being trafficked.

Objective 2    Develop and deliver inclusive education and programming that recognizes the intersectionality and complexity of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, reaching BC women where they are and supporting them to make a healthier life choice.

THE ROLE

Under the supervision of the BC Program Assistant Director, the Project Manager of the JES Human Trafficking Project will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of a 3-year Human Trafficking Project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, focusing on empowering sexually exploited and at-risk women and girls, especially Indigenous females. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Work and communicate with sexually exploited and at-risk women and girls, with sensitivity and respect, in order to accomplish project deliverables.
  • Help develop and implement surveys and interviews with intermediaries, at-risk and sexually exploited women from methodology to analysis.
  • Conduct a needs assessment based on research and inputs from a range of organizations and individuals.
  • Foster and develop relationships with our project partner (Atira), project stakeholders, at-risk women and girls and sex workers, especially Indigenous females.
  • Work collaboratively with Atira and project stakeholders to create and develop intervention programming, prevention resources, and educational materials to help at-risk women and girls and sex workers, especially Indigenous women.
  • Distribute prevention resources through project stakeholders and to at-risk women, especially Indigenous women.
  • Coordinate and deliver educational programming to community service organization staff, at-risk women and girls and sex workers throughout BC.
  • Explore opportunities for sustaining project resources beyond the span of this project.
  • Work with evaluators to assess and refine project services and resources.

THE PERSON

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Over 4 years’ experience coordinating multiple-stakeholder projects.
  • Over 2 years’ experience working with sexually exploited women.
  • Understanding of the intersectionality of human trafficking, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities in BC.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous Peoples with cultural sensitivity and respect.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, including human resources, budgets, time allocation, and deliverables, etc.
  • Experience working with youth-at-risk, especially girls.
  • Experience coordinating or delivering educational programs.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment but can excel working independently.
  • Self-directed, with the ability to multitask, coordinating a range of project activities to produce project deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to drive and implement project activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of gender-based analysis, theory and methodology.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed theory and practices.
  • Experience with project evaluation or working with external evaluators.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@justiceeducation.ca, indicate “Project Manager – Human Trafficking Project” in the subject line.

This position is open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.