Volunteer Opportunity: SDG Mapping Data Analyst

SDG Mapping Data Analyst

Are you are interested in global issues and social justice? Do you want to engage with big issues in a practical setting and an opportunity to network with civil society professionals? If so, we want you to volunteer with us!

Description & Context:

BCCIC is looking for a qualified volunteer SDG Mapping Data Analyst who will assist our Movement Map Team Lead in researching civil society organizations and adding them to our SDG Movement Map. The Movement Map’s mission is to reveal all the non-profits and charities already working on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada.  The analyst will be using relevant online resources, as well as BCCIC developed tools to help expand the map. The analyst will gain valuable experience applying their research and technical skills to a social change oriented cause.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Gain valuable experience in SDG analysis and classification
  • Research non-profits and charities in Canada using online tools and resources
  • Review and approve requests to add new organizations to the map
  • Improve the data quality of the map
  • Generate meaningful statistics and present them in an impactful way

The following skills and experience are considered assets:

  • Detailed understanding of the SDGs ideally at the target level
  • Comfortable with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to quickly learn new software tools
  • Some experience managing data sets and using databases
  • Some knowledge of statistics

What makes a good fit:

  • Passionate about using technology, especially web-based platforms to bring about social change
  • Interested in learning more about and working with the agenda-setting Sustainable Development Goals
  • Interested in using data to bring about social change
  • Wanting to gain valuable work experience in the non-profit sector
  • Confident speaking to people on the phone and in person

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. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with a BCCIC staff member as to the tasks they wish to perform.

In your time with us, you can expect:

  • Free membership to BCCIC during the time that volunteering is taking place;
  • Free attendance to events and webinars organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
  • Opportunity to build one’s skills and add to one’s CV as part of the BCCIC team;
  • Opportunity to learn more about international development in the context of BC as part of a provincial network

Duration: Once selected the SDG Mapping Data Analyst will begin volunteering with BCCIC as soon as possible with applicants reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner we can review your application and contact you accordingly. The final deadline for when applications will be reviewed is December 13, 2019.

Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we hope for volunteers to stay with us for a minimum of 3 months and ideally for the length of the research project which is expected to be completed by mid-February. During your orientation, BCCIC staff will work with you to set the number of hours you wish to commit to on a weekly or monthly basis. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 7-14 hours a week. 

Orientation: All BCCIC volunteers have a half-day orientation session to better understand the organization and what it means to be a volunteer with us. 

To express interest: Please email your CV and a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest to orton@bccic.ca.  The statement of interest must include your time commitment including when you are able to start volunteering, when you want to finish volunteering, how many hours a week you would like to volunteer, and on which days/time you want to volunteer (e.g. morning or afternoons).

Applications for the SDG Mapping Data Analyst are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Successful applicants will be contacted within one week of submitting their application and will be invited to interview for the position. Applications will be accepted and reviewed up until November 25th.



BCCIC is a coalition of British Columbia voluntary international development organizations and provincial branches of such organizations committed to achieving sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all. For more information on BCCIC visit http://bccic.ca/.