Project coordinator/evaluator

Kohila KurunathanCareers, OHTN

Features

  • A full-time, two year contract with option for renewal, for a Master’s-holding professional passionate about improving the lives of people living with HIV in a setting that offers exceptional learning opportunities and professional growth
  • An opportunity to lead a priority program within an organization committed to advancing a significant health agenda with real-life impact
  • A welcoming, open and accessible environment, which encourages initiative, cross-functional team work, knowledge-sharing and collaborative problem solving to drive excellence
  • A culture of lifelong learning fostered by a dedicated and professionally accomplished Scientific and Executive Director and other leaders in HIV-related programming

Position overview

This project will implement The People Living with HIV Stigma Index in Canada. We aim to:

  1. better understand the social determinants of HIV stigma,
  2. map out HIV stigma across lifespans, contexts, structures and systems, and
  3. mobilize local and national actionable solution(s) to support people living with HIV.

This data and process will be used by people living with HIV, community-based AIDS service organizations, policy makers, health care providers and researchers to implement evidence-informed stigma-reduction activities.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing a priority program with the following objectives:

  • Reduce internalized stigma and build stronger self-worth by delivering a contact-based intervention to people living with HIV, to enable individuals to navigate the health care system with more confidenceReduce internalized stigma and build stronger self-worth by delivering a contact-based intervention to people living with HIV, to enable individuals to navigate the health care system with more confidence
  • Increase awareness of stigmatizing behaviours, and support behaviour change, by delivering varied stigma-reduction educational interventions to health care providers across Canada – improving the quality of health services experienced by people living with HIV
  • Increase community-based organizations’ (CBO) knowledge and capacity to address HIV-related stigma and implement evidence-informed, contact-based programmatic solutions
  • Mobilize knowledge transfer and exchange to share the experiences of people living with HIV, health care providers, and CBO representatives to sustain improved interactions in health care settings – and quality of care

Candidate profile

  • MSc in health research discipline or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage numerous and shifting priorities
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Strong team player
  • Strong written and oral communications skills with diverse stakeholders, including funders and allied organizations
  • HIV/AIDS experience/knowledge, including social, psychological, and clinical issues
  • Experience evaluating community-based programs and interventions
  • Proficiency in French and English are preferred

How to apply

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualify for this position by May 5, 2017 via email to careers@ohtn.on.ca quoting “Project Coordinator/Evaluator” in the subject line. We will contact you within three weeks after the application deadline if you have been selected to move forward in the process.  We thank all applicants for their interest but will not be contacting those individuals who are not selected for further consideration.


The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is committed to employment equity and to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA) in all that we do.  We encourage applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS and culturally diverse backgrounds to join our team.

At OHTN, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment.  OHTN is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.