Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to take your well-developed research analytical skills to the next level? Are you looking to put your quantitative data and analysis skills to good use?
Who we are:
Economic abuse is a form of coercive and controlling behaviour. Approximately 95% of women who experience domestic abuse will experience economic abuse. It limits their choices and ability to access safety.
Canadian Center for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE) is the only Canadian registered non-profit organization dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors through advocacy, Policy Change and education.
CCFWE works collaboratively with organizations and individuals to develop a comprehensive approach that enables domestic violence survivors to recover from economic abuse. It also addresses critical gaps in policies which are preventing survivors from recovering and becoming economically secure and independent.
We work in partnership to ensure women have access to and control over their own economic resources. We focus on four strategic priorities: public education and awareness-raising; Mental health and wellness; ensuring systems do not inadvertently facilitate economic abuse; and influencing policy.
We envision a world where domestic violence survivors can access and receive the resources they require to develop and achieve economic empowerment, and so improve their general well-being.
- To help survivors heal from family violence including generational trauma, build resilience and lead a healthy lifestyle
- To economically empower survivors to strengthen their financial knowledge and behaviors to achieve financial safety and security.
- To influence policymakers and financial institutions to remove structural financial obstacles that impact the economic empowerment of survivors.
The main role of this position will be to manage “First Canadian Economic Justice Project to Support Victims of Financial and Economic Abuse Project.
The Research and Policy Analyst position is a professional role and will work in one or more of four general stages of policy analysis: gathering data, using either existing information or generating new data through research; uncover problem origins or study how well current policies are working and recommend changes; examine the results of new policies, determining whether or not the solution worked and at what cost; and communicate their findings and promote their solutions through newsletters, speeches, reports, books or other communication tools.
The Research and Policy Analyst serves as the key liaison between the CCFWE Policy Team, CCFWE national taskforce members, and other staff, government representatives, private sector partners, and the Indigenous community.
- Lead policy and research projects and analyzes implications related to emerging legislation and regulations affecting women economic security.
- Work with the CCFWE national taskforce and influencing to identify innovative responses to economic abuse, identifying opportunities for replication, piloting and integration into mainstream responses to develop advocacy strategies.
- Investigate, analyze, and make recommendations to the National Taskforce concerning services to survivors and systems.
- Develop and implement work plans, policy statements identify and define key initiatives and outcomes, write policy papers, and make recommendations for consideration.
- Conduct or identify existing research knowledge syntheses and best practices to inform policy and practice.
- Interpret, apply, update and provide advice on existing policies and guidelines for staff, executive, and other departments.
- Analyze alternative means of meeting policy objectives, including the review of initiatives of other jurisdictions, and evaluating the various implications of these options.
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation, ensuring learning for the project is taken
onboard and identifying best practice. This will include regular feedback meetings with partners.
- Conducts research-based policy analyses on topical matters related to Economic Abuse and disseminating best practice: Solicit, analyze, and integrate input from members and stakeholders, in the course of policy and program evaluation and development.
- Determines the appropriate research methodologies, analytical techniques, designs, models, scope, timelines and costs of research projects.
- Prepares ethics applications for review by Research Ethics Boards and develops methods for collecting relevant data from Program applications.
- Providing targeted analysis of documents and proceedings, including research studies, proposals, and discussion papers.
- Facilitate and advocate for cross-industry implementation of best practice in responding to victim-survivors of economic abuse.
- Produce monthly project reports on the progress of the CCFWE and National taskforce, and present these at quarterly steering group meetings.
- Consult on and respond to national policy consultations linked to responding to vulnerable customers within the financial services sector.
- Plans and conducts quantitative/statistical research studies on specific aspects of Economic Abuse relevant to the organization's strategic directions and priorities.
- Building relationships with stakeholders, government, and Association members.
- Assisting the Director in developing federal and provincial advocacy strategies.
- Facilitating and leading advisory group meetings and webinars.
- Supervise volunteers.
- Senior staff from Canadian banks and Government Relations
- CCFWE TaskForce members, financial institutions and industry associations.
- Senior federal government officials, MP, Director General and Director levels.
Required Skills & Competencies:
- Minimum of a Master's Degree, Law, Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Public Policy, Criminal Justice, or related field, or any combination of related education and experience.
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience on Policy Analysis, Research and Advocacy related to gender equality, economic and social justice research.
- A strong understanding of issues affecting victims of domestic violence and an understanding of what economic abuse is.
- Knowledge of public policy (issues impacting women's economy), practices and issues, federal and provincial legislation and ability to stay abreast of current issues affecting survivors of domestic violence.
- Keen awareness of the role of the financial services sector, including banking, insurance, pensions, utilities etc in protecting survivors.
- Experience with different research methodology, design and delivery of training.
- Demonstrated experience producing policy documents, such as briefing notes, policy reports, and proposals for a variety of audiences.
- Ability to secure others' commitment to strategic positions, while balancing diverse interests.
- Identify and create opportunities to deliver value to CCFWE Taskforce members.
- Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills required.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write and edit quickly, accurately, and creatively
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time and meet tight deadlines.
- High level of maturity and empathy; highly developed interpersonal and influencing capabilities.
- Ability to write communications on behalf of a Senior Executive.
- Collaborative team player comfortable leading as well as executing and taking constructive input from multiple sources.
- Ability to be proactive in anticipating the needs of leadership.
- Experience in preparing successful grant proposals and reviewing grant proposals, particularly with federal research granting bodies.
- Experience analyzing public policy and determining the implications of new research knowledge for application by policy makers.
- Required: Bilingualism in both French and English (written and spoken).
Employment Status: Full-time Term 2 years contract possible extension
Cover letter: a cover letter is required as part of your application. Please demonstrate how your education, knowledge, skills and abilities meet the requirements listed above.
Resume: a resume is required as part of your application. Ensure your resume includes your education, the start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job requirements.
CCFWE is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal convictions, or any other category protected by law.
Job post will remain open until filled – only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting