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May 16, 2018


The Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect is currently recruiting for the following positions and welcomes applications from qualified candidates. Based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, the CCR2P is Canada’s leading research and advocacy organization on the Responsibility to Protect principle. (



-          Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the University of Toronto with a minimum 3.5 CGPA or recent alumni from any major universities;

-          A demonstrated passion and interest for the study and advocacy of R2P principle;

-          Able to commit to June 2018-April 2019 (inclusive)

-          Previous involvement in the CCR2P’s research or advocacy divisions will be an asset. We welcome applications from candidates with language skills and background in IR/Peace & Conflict/political science/history/public policy/law.

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit all of the following files by midnight, May 31, 2018 to with [Position- Your name] in the subject line. Please save your files with your full name included in the title and combine all files into one PDF if possible.

-          CCR2P Application form (available below)

-          statement of interest which clearly identifies your interest in R2P, the CCR2P and the position you are applying for. Please be specific in your skill sets, past extra-curricular experiences, as well as your ideas and visions for CCR2P in the upcoming year as well. 

-          a full C.V.

-          a copy of full university transcript (ACORN screenshot is fine)

PLEASE NOTE: Successful candidates may be interviewed in early June. All applications will be considered on a rolling basis but only the successful candidates will be contacted.


1.     Director for R2Plive division

The Managing Director of is responsible for maintaining the quality of online posts made by the R2PLive analysts, to ensure that all of the articles featured on the remain consistent with the operating mandates of the Centre. This position requires proficiency in Wordpress and any other relevant computer-related skills. Language skills (beyond English and French) will be valued, as well as previous involvement with the R2Plive database. Specific responsibilities include the following:

·       Assisting with the training the R2Plive analysts at the Fall Orientation Session on the use of Factiva & Wordpress mechanisms;

·       Monitoring and editing the works of R2PLive analysts as needed throughout the year;

·       Working closely with R2PLive analysts to maintain quality control;  

·       Producing a quarterly report on the key trends and issues found on R2Plive;

·       Assisting in the developing of an archive of R2P-related literature and past posts to serve as an online bibliography for the CCR2P and the wider R2P community;

·       Coordinating closely with the Director of Undergraduate Research to disseminate the R2PLive's findings; and ensuring up-to-date maintenance of the R2PLive database at all times.


2.     Associate Directors of Research (4)

Reporting to the Director of Research, each Associate Director of Research will manage a team of 5-7 undergraduate and graduate researchers. Each division will have a specific research focus. Each Associate Director of Research will collaborate with the Board on recruitment and training of the analysts, as well as producing annual reports. Fluency in any of the official UN languages in addition to English will be valued, as well as previous experience in research and management. (Please specify which division you are interested in when submitting your application – you may select more than one.)


Specific abilities are an asset for particular groups as outlined below, but are not required.


A.    Business & Human Rights

·       Business background is an asset


B.    Indigenous Rights & R2P

·       Some knowledge of the history of Canada’s treatment of Indigenous peoples

·       Legal background is helpful, but not required


C.    Conflicts & Gender Equality

·       Some knowledge of gender issues in modern conflicts

·       Previous background in a feminist or women’s rights organization is an asset


D.    R2P & North Korea

·       Proficiency in Korean (helpful, but NOT required)

·       Basic understanding of human rights violations in North Korea and the international response to them

·       Previous research and writing experience on North Korea is an asset


3.     Director of Youth Curriculum Planning & Outreach

The Director of Curriculum Planning will be tasked with managing the CCR2P’s youth program. You will help manage and develop our network of Chapters and Youth Ambassadors. In addition, you will assist in coordinating our annual CCR2P Youth Summit in February. You will also be tasked with designing concise and visually appealing infographics on various aspects of R2P suitable for Ontario high schools. Previous experience in outreach and a background in Canadian schools will be valued, as will a passion for genocide prevention education.


4.     Co-Director of Communications & Media Relations (2)

The Co-Directors of Communications & Media Relations are responsible for all internal and external communications at CCR2P. They will be producing an annual communication strategy for the Centre’s activities and coordinate all graphic materials for promotional purposes. They will liaise closely with the U of T’s Media Relations Department and create our media kit, press release and media advisory for all of CCR2P’s events. The following abilities are key for this role:

·       Familiarity with the R2P scholarship/global human rights community;

·       Previous experience and training in communication-related roles and/or journalism;

·       Familiarity with Adobe graphic programs, squarespace, background in graphic design;

·       Superb command of English and French.


5.     Deputy Director of Campus Relations & Outreach

The Deputy Director of Campus Relations & Outreach will assist in managing various aspects of university-wide relationship and CCR2P’s relationship with the broader GTA community. The Deputy Director will work closely with various advocacy committee co-chairs for the promotion of CCR2P’s advocacy efforts and maintain relationship with various human rights organizations at the University of Toronto and across Canada. Previous experience with a non-profit organization on campus is an asset, as is familiarity with various colleges, departments, and programs of the U of T. A candidate with a proven record of experience in a human rights organization will be given preference.

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