Title: Evaluation and Knowledge Translation Lead
Position type: Full time (37.5 hours/ week), 1 year contract with possible move to permanent
Salary: $60,000 - $72,000 (plus $1,500 in lieu of benefits)
The Women and HIV / AIDS Initiative (WHAI) is currently seeking an Evaluation and Knowledge Translation Lead to join our team. We are looking for someone experienced that can lead WHAI in effective community capacity building and strategy development directions through the integration of evaluation (including collective impact, participatory, and community based evaluation approaches), evidence-based practice, and knowledge translation. The ideal candidate will have experience in research, evaluation and monitoring, and knowledge translation with a range of stakeholders.
About the Women and HIV / AIDS Initiative (WHAI)
The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) is a community-based response to HIV and AIDS among cis and Trans Women, 2-Spirit and Non-Binary people in Ontario. Through a network of 17 Coordinators located in 16 AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) throughout Ontario, WHAI aims to:
- Reduce HIV risk for women disproportionately affected by HIV.
- Enhance local community capacity to address HIV.
- Build safe environments to support women’s HIV-related needs.1
WHAI’s work across Ontario is rooted in the principles of community development and collective impact. Community development values the ability of community members to affect change in their lives, in ways that are most relevant to them. Coordinators work as liaison between community groups and organizations to collectively develop relevant strategies to further women’s HIV related care. The WHAI Network uses a Collective Impact approach to move our work forward. Collective impact refers to intentional ways of working together and sharing information to solve complex problems. This work is typically framed through a common agenda, shared measurements of progress, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and strong backbone supports.
This position will serve as a key liaison between WHAI Coordinators who bring the expertise of the communities where they work, Ontario based evidence and research, and the provincial WHAI team. They key role of this position is to strengthen WHAI’s evidence-based practice through evaluation, knowledge translation, capacity building and resource development.
Collective Impact Evaluation & Planning
- Lead the development and implementation of an impact evaluation framework to strategically strengthen WHAI work (i.e. semi-annual progress reporting)
- Play a leadership role in the identification of network goals and actions to support the strengthening of WHAI work
Knowledge Translation and Exchange:
- Liaise with WHAI Coordinators to ensure the strong integration of community expertise into WHAI’s work
- Liaise with external research partners to build a strong foundation of evidence and epidemiological data into WHAI’s work
- Take a lead role at planning, coordinating and implementing education and capacity building opportunities, and resource development to strengthen WHAI’s evidence based practice
Capacity Building and Resource Development Planning
- Play a leadership role in identifying capacity building and resource development needs based on community identified needs, research, and epidemiological data
- Liaise with WHAI Director, provincial team and network in the development, implementation, and evaluation of resources and capacity building strategies to strengthen WHAI work
- Supervise the Resource Development Coordinator’s work to manage resource development
- Build and maintain positive relationships with WHAI partners
- Build and maintain positive relationships with (and between) WHAI Coordinators
- Promote meaningful communication, partnership building, and information sharing between WHAI partners and Coordinators
Other tasks as needed.
The ideal candidate for this position will:
- A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
- Have a strong understanding of the key principles of community development and collective impact
- Have a strong foundation in research, monitoring and evaluation with a focus on equity, social justice and social determinants of health
- Interest in strengthening Ontario’s HIV response for cis and Trans women, 2-Spirit and Non-Binary people
- Demonstrated ability to distill research and epidemiological data to understandable community resources
- Be skilled at facilitating both online (virtual) and in person meetings
- Be knowledgeable about HIV prevention, care, and support
- Be knowledgeable about inclusive education and knowledge translation practices
- Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills
- Be committed to principles of GIPA/MEPA and Nothing About Us Without Us
- Have a strong working knowledge and skill in integrating principles of equity, diversity, and social justice with an emphasis on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous equity
- Have a university degree in a related area of study and relevant experience
- Supportive and creative work environment with a small provincial team
- Opportunity to accommodate hybrid and / or remote work schedule, depending on candidates’ location within Ontario
- $1,500 in lieu of benefits paid in two $750 installments
- Vacation paid at 6% on bi-weekly payroll
WHAI is committed to upholding values of equity. We enthusiastically encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
- Black, Brown, Indigenous, and newcomer people
- Trans, 2-Spirit and Non-Binary people,
- People who use drugs,
- People who have been incarcerated
- People living with HIV;
- People with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities.
- Other members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; and
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Hiring Committee at email@example.com