International Outreach Coordinator
Canadian Red Cross-Atlantic Zone - Saint John, NB

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The International Humanitarian Law(IHL)/ Humanitarian Issues Program (HIP) of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) has a mandate to promote humanitarian issues and action through public outreach and engagement on such topics as international humanitarian law, the effects of war on children, anti-personnel mines, and the consequences of war. One way IHL/HIP meets this mandate is through the contributions of the Even Wars Have Limits (EWHL) volunteer working group. EWHL engages youth and the public with humanitarian issues through film screenings, public lectures, art projects, and educational workshops and conferences.

The main responsibilities of the International Outreach Coordinator are to facilitate the EWHL volunteer group, including organizing the weekly meetings, facilitating trainings, and mentoring the volunteers.

The International Outreach Coordinator also leads the coordination of the Youth Conference which will promote humanitarian issues related to conflict and post-conflict situations, while highlighting the work of the CRC and Movement around the world and in particular Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Project Description:

Youth Conference
The EWHL working group hosts an annual one-day conference for high school students to learn about the impacts of war on children and develop skills to take action. The conference provides an opportunity for students who received a women & war classroom workshop to learn more about the CRC and humanitarian issues outside of the classroom. It also provides CRC teacher partners an extracurricular opportunity for their students engaged in global issues. Through a variety of workshops, and team building activities students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of conflict-related humanitarian issues, and to develop the skills required to raise awareness within their schools and communities. Due to geographic reality in AZ and the limitations of a one day conference, this opportunity will be open only to youth in the Maritimes. This project will provide the opportunity to immerse participants in a range of issues, with a focus on CRC supported programs in West Africa.

The International Outreach Coordinator must possess the following skills and experience:

1)Understanding of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement with knowledge of Canadian Red Cross International Operations and the work of the ICRC.
2)Demonstrated experience in working with young people, schools and/or youth serving organizations.
3)Strong organization skills and a proven record of meeting deadlines.
4)Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5)Well honed facilitation skills and training abilities.
6)Experience in public education and engagement including demonstrated skills in the design and delivery of educational and action-oriented campaigns.
7)A clear criminal record and vulnerable sector check – working with vulnerable persons.

Resumes indicating your interest for this position should be forwarded no later than Wednesday, September 4th , 2013 to:

Canadian Red Cross Society
Department of Human Resources
70 Lansdowne Avenue, PO Box 39
Saint John, NB E2L 3X3
Fax (506) 674-6170