Status: Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week)
Time Period: April 1, 2020 – position end date is March 31, 2021 (with possibility of renewal)
Remuneration: $50,000 – $57,500 based on qualifications and experience
Location: Anywhere in the province (position works primarily from home office, with option of 1-2 days in downtown Vancouver office location if desired)
Posting: We will begin reviewing postings on February 17, 2020 however, this posting will remain active until the position is filled
The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is seeking an energetic person to fill the REACH Evaluation Coordinator position. This is an important position that will appeal to candidates with a strong background in program evaluation along with a passion for social justice. PAN also provides a workplace culture that emphasizes flexibility, work-life balance and collaboration.
The coordinator will support the work and ongoing evaluation of the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH 3.0), a nation-wide research centre providing research infrastructure/coordination; capacity-building, education and training; system and policy change; communication evaluation support for researchers focused on HIV, hepatitis C and other STBBIs with a particular focus on testing, linkage to care, stigma reduction and community-based research. The coordinator will join a dynamic team that values mutual support and creativity.
About the Pacific AIDS Network
The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is a vibrant, pro-active member-based coalition that provides a network to support the abilities and efforts of its 40+ member organizations to respond to HIV, hepatitis C and related conditions/issues in British Columbia. PAN provides face-to-face networking opportunities; opportunities for mutual support; education and skills development; and opportunities for member organizations to participate in community-based research and evaluation projects. PAN facilitates knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities and the sharing of evidence-based practices; and undertakes collective action to influence public perceptions and policies affecting people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and those “at risk.”
PAN has been an active member of REACH since 2009. REACH is a partnership that includes people living with HIV/AIDS, community-based organizations, front-line service providers, health researchers, and federal, provincial, and regional policy makers. This position will support two pieces of work under the REACH umbrella 1) Development of national evaluation plan for REACH and its studies and projects including the CBR Collaborative Centre; REACHing for Impact: National Testing Team Grant; and the National HIV Stigma Index and 2) Supporting REACH’s BC regional work including building capacity around participatory evaluation and supporting the roll out of testing, linkage to care and stigma reduction interventions within BC.
Duties and Responsibilities – REACH Evaluation Coordinator
Working closely with the Manager of Evaluation to:
REACH National Evaluation:
- Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of REACH national evaluation tasks including tool development, data collection, analysis and reporting activities.
- Recruit, instruct, and coordinate evaluation participants for the national REACH evaluation.
- Act as the first point of contact for REACH Regional and National Coordinators for evaluation data collection and reporting tools.
- Support the development innovative and creative data visualization and reporting products for use within REACH teams.
- Provide administrative support the REACH’s National Evaluation Committee, including processing honoraria for people with lived experiences on the committee.
- Maintain the evaluation sections on the REACH web page and coordinate other communications from the REACH National Evaluation Department.
BC Region – REACH Activities:
- Work with diverse partners and stakeholders to support the development and implementation of community-driven evaluation or program science projects in BC – using the guiding principles of participatory evaluation.
- Promote a culture of learning within PAN and across BC, including developing and facilitating evaluation capacity-building work.
- Enhance the capacity to meet unique regional and population specific research needs as they relate to testing, linkage to care and the reduction of stigma and discrimination.
- Report and communicate regularly to the Evaluation Manager.
- Support other evaluation activities at PAN.
- Other duties and special projects identified that reflect both organizationalneed as well as employee interest.
- Master’s level education (or equivalent experience) in a related field
- Minimum 1-3 years of experience coordinating evaluation projects in public health, community-based health sectors, or other health and social determinants of health sectors
- One to two years of experience in coordinating work plans and evaluation framework
- Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Knowledge of community-based research and/or participatory evaluation principles
- Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills (including but not limited to report writing)
- Excellent interpersonal, coordination and facilitation skills
- Experience or familiarity in mixed methods and shared measurement frameworks
- Experience in or understanding of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, substance use, harm reduction and/or related conditions and understanding of the GIPA/MEPA, Nothing About Us Without Us , and cultural safety and humility principles
- Proficiency in applicable software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, data analysis software, data visualization software, etc.)
An ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
- Strong ability to work independently and remotely/virtually with team members across Canada and British Columbia
- Self-starter, able to hit the ground running, able to work independently, dependable
- Ability and willingness to travel, as required (within BC and at times nationally)
- Skilled team player who is able to work well with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders
- A pro-active problem solver and implementer
- Values diversity, collaboration, transparency and partnerships
We encourage Indigenous individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C and members of other under-represented communities to apply.