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Consultant , The Health Communication Unit, Centre for Health Promotion


The Health Communication Unit, at the Centre for Health Promotion, is seeking a Consultant on a contract basis. Our mandate is to provide health promotion practitioners in Ontario with training and consultation in the areas of health promotion planning, health communication, evaluation, sustainability and policy change. More information on THCU can be found on our website at http://www.thcu.ca.



Tasks



THCU seeks a Consultant to



1) Provide consulting services to our clients in the following primary areas:

* Evaluation, particularly identifying stakeholder and their expectation, resources, and program evaluability

* Policy Change, particularly engaging stakeholders, determining appropriate policy initiatives, determining action strategies for community (and others') support, using media for advocacy

2) Provide consulting services to our clients in the following secondary areas (expertise in these areas an asset but not required):

* Health promotion planning

3) Plan, design, and deliver workshops (including e-learning events) in the above areas, particularly evaluation and policy change

4) Travel throughout Ontario, with occasional one to two nights stays, to provide the above services

5) Contribute content for THCU publications, e.g., our newsletter (The Update), website, and the Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin

6) Contribute to the development of THCU's services, e.g., by attending staff meetings and strategic planning sessions--THCU extensively uses an intranet, web conferencing, web-based databases and content management, email, and other means to coordinate its efforts

7) Other duties as assigned

8) Participate in other related projects undertaken by the Centre for Health Promotion and The Health Communication Unit



Salary



This is a contract position, pay based on a per diem rate and without benefits. Current funding is secured to the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2006) with a good possibility of renewal in 2006/2007.



A combination of the above duties may require a full-time equivalent, although we may consider part-time commitments as well.



Requirements



Those interested are asked to apply in writing by March 18, 2005.



Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining in brief

a) experience and interest in health promotion issues and particular audiences (e.g., smoking amongst low income women)

b) relevant skills (e.g., presentation/training/education, consultation, community facilitation, project management, literature searches, interviewing, writing, computer)

c) expectations regarding compensation



The ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset.



Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted and resumes may be retained for possible future short-term contract assignments (e.g., one or two days). Work samples can be submitted and will be returned if requested.



Contacts



For more detailed information, please contact Larry Hershfield, Manager, at (416) 978-0585, hershfield.larry@utoronto.ca, or fax (416) 971-2443.



Further information, such as our newsletter and workbooks, are available from Cathy Duerden at (416) 978-0522, hc.unit@utoronto.ca, or at our website http://www.thcu.ca.



Please submit application to



Attention: Larry Hershfield

The Health Communication Unit

at the Centre for Health Promotion

University of Toronto, The Banting Institute

100 College Street, Rm 213

Toronto, ON M5G 1L5

Tel: (416) 978-0522

Fax: (416) 971-2443

hc.unit@utoronto.ca