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The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy

Executive Director/Project Development Officer

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

UBC Campus Location Posted 25 Days Ago1561292

Company Information

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform, founded in 1991, is a joint initiative of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law with contributions from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the Law Foundation of British Columbia. Through its activities, the Centre contributes to the priorities of Canada and the United Nations in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice.

ICCLR’s mission is to improve the quality of justice through reform of criminal law, policy, and practice. The Centre promotes democratic principles, the rule of law and respect for human rights in criminal law and the administration of criminal justice, domestically, regionally and globally. The primary role of the Centre is to provide advice, information, research and proposals for policy development and legislation. Since information and knowledge are primary, the Centre is actively involved in education and training. Where appropriate, the Centre also provides technical assistance to governments and other agencies.  The Centre is a component of the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. 


Job Description

The Executive Director / Project Development Officer is responsible for the management of the Centre, under the supervision of the President and in accordance with the strategic direction set out by the Board of Directors. 


The primary duties and responsibilities of the ED are two-fold. One is to manage the Centre on a daily basis; including program, human resource, and financial planning; stakeholder engagement; and risk management.  The second and immediate priority is to develop and pursue new projects and funding proposals, participate in substantive aspects of program development and implementation and monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the Centre. 

The ideal candidate is a confident, resourceful and multi-faceted individual with experience in a multi-stakeholder organization. You are a strategic thinker, a communicator, and possess networking, marketing and execution skills. This position also requires genuine collaboration and diplomacy.  Experience and familiarity working with a volunteer board and in the criminal justice system would be beneficial.  A full job description an be found at the ICCLR website (


If leading the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform through the next stage of its evolution aligns with your professional experience and future goals, please send your resume and cover letter to Michael O’Brien at HnO Consulting Inc., or call 604.760.7649 for more details.


Contact Information

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Michael O'Brien