BCCIC Economics Advisor – Volunteer

BCCIC Economics Advisor – Volunteer

Are you interested in local issues and social justice? Do you want to engage with big issues in a practical setting and get the opportunity to network but do not have much time? We want you to volunteer with us!

As a network of over 100 members, the BC Council for International Cooperation seeks to provide opportunities for British Columbians to engage with global issues and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of the civil society sector. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to tackle locally and globally by 2030, there is much to be done – get involved today! 

 Description & Context:

 BCCIC is seeking a volunteer to help complete our SDG Scorecard Project for the City of Kelowna; in this role you will be assisting in creating the first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) in Canada!  We have localized the SDGs to a Canadian and municipal context and now require your help as we develop achievable targets and a path to ensure the City of Kelowna will be on track to achieving each target by 2030.       

You will be reporting to the Research Project Manager and playing a key role in summarizing Canadian and international government policies related to the selected indicators.  You will analyze and interpret trends in data to determine if the targets are achievable.  You will also be looking at research developed by Think Tanks and Academia and providing recommendations to help alleviate issues related to income inequality, housing, climate change, and food security to name a few.  

Possible Responsibilities and Tasks: 

  • Support research questions of varying complexity utilizing your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Analyze and translate complex research into key messages (summary, trends, recommendations)
  • Contact industry leaders to obtain knowledge, statistics and general information 
  • Develop relationships with external stakeholders and follow up when necessary
  • Basic quantitative analysis (including data cleaning) in Excel
  • Coordinate collection and analysis of quality monitoring information 

What makes a good fit:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Statistics or relevant experience 
  • A solid understanding of applied economics
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into simple graphics/informative slides
  • Possess intellectual curiosity 
  • Ability to set priorities, work under pressure, and deliver high quality products
  • A strong sense of teamwork and professionalism
  • Knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous history is an asset

 Duration:

This is a remote based position but the Vancouver office is also available. The commitment will range from 0-4 hours/ week. To reduce volunteer turnover we are looking for volunteers to stay with us for a minimum of 3 months.  Please include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest.

Volunteer Benefits:

Volunteering with BCCIC is an unpaid experience for which no monetary compensation is provided. Understanding and appreciating that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute to moving toward a better world, BCCIC staff work with each of our volunteers to make the experience of volunteering with us as meaningful as possible. 

In your time with us, you can expect: 

  • Free BCCIC membership while volunteering with us
  • Free attendance to events BCCIC hosts for its members while volunteering with BCCIC.

Communication and Accountability: 

We hope to engage our volunteers in tasks that are interesting, impactful and contribute to the work for the BCCIC.  As such, we hope for a high-degree of accountability. 

To express interest:

Please email your resume, a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest to laurel@bccic.ca.  

Deadline to express interest is April 15th at 5:00 PM (PST).  Individuals will be contacted and matched on a rolling basis.

 

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