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Project Coordinator, Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Full-time
(Bilingual English / French)

Key areas of Responsibility in Family Caregivers and Episodic Disabilities Programming

  1. Needs Assessment: Undertake a needs assessment of Ontario caregivers of people living with episodic disabilities
  2. Environmental Scan: In collaboration with the Research Assistant, conduct a scan of existing programs and caregiver supports in Ontario
    • Literature review of both academic and gray literature
    • Review of existing caregiver programs in Ontario
    • Identify best/leading practices in other jurisdictions within Canada and internationally
  3. Program Criteria: Develop a list of criteria for programs focused on specific supports for caregivers of people living with episodic disabilities
    • Compare results of the needs assessment with the findings from the environmental scan to identify gaps specific to caregivers of people living with episodic disabilities
    • Identify or develop an ideal model(s) / framework(s) for support programs for caregivers of people living with episodic disabilities
  4. Partnerships: Develop new and/or strengthen existing partnerships with key stakeholders
    • Establish or work with existing networks of caregivers of people living with episodic disabilities
    • Work with partners and other stakeholders to identify and promote communication mechanisms and resource sharing
  5. Review, Identify & Develop: Review outcomes of above 4 items, synthesize information, and consult with project team and other appropriate partners to:
    • Identify a preliminary model(s) / framework(s)
    • Consult with partners to disseminate results to key stakeholders (
    • Determine best approaches and key partnerships for further developing, implementing and evaluating the model(s) / framework(s),
    • Develop a comprehensive program to best prepare communities to implement the model(s) / framework(s)

Key Areas of Responsibility in Episodic Disabilities Initiatives Programming

  1. Oversight of Managing Episodic Disabilities Courses and Training
    • Liaise with current partner institutions and human resources associations to monitor and oversee the courses offered at present.
    • Work with academic institutions and human resources professional associations across Canada to establish new partnerships for the roll out of the courses.
    • Develop new partnerships with academic institutions and human resources professional associations across Canada.
    • Work with the Communications staff, to undertake outreach strategies to encourage registrations for the Courses.
    • Work with the evaluation consultant, to implement the evaluation strategy for project activities as per CWGHR evaluation plan(s).
    • Develop and deliver in-person and virtual training
    • Reporting as required
  2. Oversight of Episodic Disabilities Employment Network (EDEN)
    • Develop and undertake outreach strategies to expand network membership base and network users.
    • Develop, update and facilitate content areas of the EDEN website.
    • Present EDEN at CWGHR forums.
    • Work with the evaluation consultant, to implement the evaluation strategy for project activities as per CWGHR evaluation plan(s).
    • Reporting as required
  3. Contractor Supervision
    • Work with CWGHR management to hire, develop contracts with appropriate contract personnel.
    • Ensure contracted persons have information to undertake their work efficiently and provide support/guidance for them to complete their work related on all projects.

Other Activities

  • Work with the Coordinator of Communications and Programs on current and future episodic disabilities initiatives.
  • Other activities (e.g. contributing to grant proposals, survey development and implementation, participation at meetings, etc.) as determined from time to time in consultation with other staff.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 years project coordination experience including coordination of work plans, budgets and project evaluation
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working in the field of HIV and/or other episodic disabilities as well as employment and income support
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience  coordinating and undertaking research and knowledge translation, including literature reviews, data analysis, focus groups, key informant interviews
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management and ability to coordinate many tasks
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in policy, program and education initiatives
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience writing successful funding proposals
  • Experience and proven ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups, e.g. people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities, family and friend caregivers, researchers, institutions, policy makers and health care professionals
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently and in consultation with CWGHR team
  • Ability to travel for meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (bilingual English and French a strong asset)

To Apply:

Please submit the following documents by email to hiring@hivandrehab.ca (no fax or hard copies please). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled:

  1. A short curriculum vitae (CV) (two pages maximum) outlining your relevant education, skills and experience for this position (please submit in English)
  2. A covering letter (one page maximum) outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in, and ideal for, this position (please submit in English)

Individuals invited for an interview will be asked to bring names and contact information of three professional references.

CWGHR welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including people living with HIV and other related conditions.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.  We regret that we are unable to provide financial support for travel to the interview or for re-location.