Program Associate, Refugee

The Refugee Associate will assess World Renew's sponsorship financial guidelines and budget timelines in light of governmental requirements, and assist sponsoring groups to develop the needed budget and settlement plans.

Please note that this position is part-time (up to 20 hours per week), and is expected to last for 6 months.

PURPOSE

Assess World Renew’s sponsorship financial guidelines and budget template in light of governmental requirements, and assist sponsoring groups to develop the needed budget and settlement plans. This position is expected to last for 6 months.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Analyze and assess World Renew's budget template and sponsorship finance guidelines in terms of consistency and compliance with government guidelines/ requirements and World Renew’s Sponsorship Agreement. Consult with and review other Sponsorship Agreement Holder’s formats and guidelines used.
  2. Revise World Renew's budget template and sponsorship finance guidelines as necessary.
  3. For privately sponsored applications submitted and for privately sponsored applications to be submitted
    a. communicate and interpret the finance guidelines and budget template with sponsors
    b. provide guidance to sponsors on the finance guidelines and requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as well as the budget development based on the family composition of the persons to be sponsored
    c. ensure budgets are returned to World Renew for review in a timely fashion.
    d. review budgets and settlement plans, provide feedback and ensure budgets and settlement plans are correct and finalized prior to the submission of a private sponsorship application
  4. Perform other duties as assigned 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired.

  1. Able to respect and support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA
  2. Committed to Christ and able to recognize this position as one that contributes to the work of God’s Kingdom
  3. Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
  4. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  5. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  6. Demonstrated bookkeeping skills and/or basic accounting knowledge and principles
  7. Demonstrated budgeting and financial management experience with ability to explain budgets and financial management to sponsoring groups 
  8. Demonstrated competency in various computer applications, Google products, and Microsoft Office (Excel)
  9. General knowledge about refugee resettlement and the private sponsorship of refugees is preferred
  10. Experience in working with external partners in program delivery is preferred
  11. Cooperative demeanour; flexible and adaptable team player
  12. Disciplined, self-motivated work style
  13. Well-developed organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize when faced with multiple tasks
  14. A working knowledge of the CRCNA and particularly of World Renew is an asset
  15. Legal ability to work in Canada

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  1. At minimum a college diploma in bookkeeping, accounting or related field is required
  2. Two years of work experience in financial management and/or budgeting is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.