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
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.
- 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:
ACTION Project Coordinator
153 Chapel Street, Suite #102
Ottawa, ON K1N 1H5