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Research Associate, Advocacy to Control TB Internationally, RESULTS Canada

Start Date: April 8, 2006
Hours: Part-time (15 hours per week)
Duration: The contract is for one year, with the possibility of extension.

RESULTS Canada, a non-profit citizens' advocacy group dedicated to
generating the public and political will to end hunger and the worst
aspects of poverty in Canada and around the world, is seeking a
Research Associate for its global tuberculosis (TB) advocacy project,
"Advocacy to  Control TB Internationally" (ACTION). RESULTS Canada
was established in 1986 and is the only organization  dedicated
exclusively to reforming Canada's foreign aid  policy. RESULTS
Canada is coordinated from a National  Office in Ottawa, and two
regional offices in Calgary and  Victoria. With sister
organizations in The United States,  The United Kingdom, Germany,
Japan, Australia, and  Mexico, RESULTS Canada is part of an
international non- partisan and non-denominational network of
concerned  citizens working to ensure that basic needs are
fulfilled.

RESULTS Canada is a partner of the Advocacy to Control 
Tuberculosis Internationally (ACTION) Project. ACTION  utilizes
policy analysis, communications and advocacy  strategies to
mobilize increased financial resources in donor  countries and to
overcome key policy constraints in high  TB burden countries for
the expansion of effective  tuberculosis control. ACTION is
implemented by an  international consortium of health and
advocacy  organizations that are committed to reversing the
global  TB problem.

Summary of Responsibilities

Reporting to the ACTION Project Coordinator, the  Research
Associate will be primarily responsible for  research of Canadian
policy on tuberculosis and for  tracking of Canada's foreign aid
commitments and  spending on the fight against TB globally. Duties
will  also include assisting the ACTION Project Coordinator 
with organizing logistics for major advocacy activities, 
including visits by TB patients/experts, press conferences,  NGO
briefings, and parliamentary visits to high burden  countries.

Qualifications

  • Experience in policy research and a demonstrated ability to synthesis and communicate information effectively.
  • Post-secondary degree (in public policy, public administration, public health, international
  • development/affairs, political science or other related fields) OR equivalent work/volunteer experience
  • Strong report writing and communication skills.
  • Experience building working relationships with various partners
    including government, non-governmental and international organizations.
  • Good understanding of health and poverty-related issues in less developed countries.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a team.
  • Experience in international advocacy or policy-setting an asset.
  • Experience in organizing workshops and conferences and making travel arrangements.
  • Working ability in French an asset.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally if required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email or post by March 22, 2006, to:

Labib El-Ali
ACTION Project Coordinator
RESULTS Canada
153 Chapel Street, Suite #102
Ottawa, ON  K1N 1H5
labib@results-resultats.ca