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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.

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


  • 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

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