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Research Knowledge Transfer Project Coordinator, Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) is looking for a Research Knowledge Transfer Project Coordinator

Part-time 1 Year Contract (21 hours per week )
January 2008-December 2008 (1 year)

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment is a network of service providers and immigrant/refugee PHAs working together to improve access and quality of care for marginalized PHAs.  CAAT is seeking a Research Knowledge Transfer Project Coordinator to implement and coordinate a series of knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) activities based on the findings of a multi-component research project "Improving access of mental health services by immigrants and refugees living with HIV/AIDS".  This project focuses on immigrant and refugee People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) in the Greater Toronto Area who migrated from Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, East, Southeast and South Asia.

Responsibilities:
Working in collaboration with and under the guidance of the CAAT Research team, the coordinator will coordinate and implement:

  • Recruitment and training of peer research assistants from target communities
  • Recruitment of target group PHAs to engage in capacity building and knowledge transfer activities
  • Development of audience specific and culturally inclusive knowledge transfer/exchange tools based on research findings
  • Organization of community knowledge transfer/exchange forums to disseminate research findings
  • Engagement of target community members to develop action plan to follow up on research findings
  • Development of project proposals based on research finding recommendations
  • Evaluation of project KTE tools and strategies

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and/or experience on issues of mental health and service access issues faced by immigrants/refugees living with HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge of the effects of marginalization on health and strategies to promote health equity
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Demonstration of understanding of anti-oppression, empowerment and capacity building frameworks
  • Demonstration of effective coordination of community based action research projects
  • Understanding and knowledge of KTE principles and tools
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in research synthesis, preparation of summary reports and translating research findings into lay language and accessible formats for public dissemination
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook software
  • Fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in the research target communities an asset
  • Lived experience with HIV/AIDS an asset

Remuneration: $ 45,000 per annum pro-rated plus benefits

Please send resume (3 pages maximum) via email by 5:00 p.m. December 7th, 2007  (Friday) to:

Dr. Alan Li
Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment
alanl@regentparkchc.org

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone inquiries please.