Position: Evaluation Manager
Status: Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week)
Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2020 with a likely extension
Location: Anywhere in the province (position works primarily from home office, with option of 1-2 days in downtown Vancouver office location if desired)
Posting: Posting will remain active until the position is filled. Our initial closing date will be November 1, 2019 and we will begin to review applications then.
The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is seeking a dynamic person to fill the Evaluation Manager position. This is an exciting position that provides a balance between “desk work” and “people work” enabling the candidate to build frameworks and data collection tools but also work with community members and other partners. This position also plays a key role contributing to the creation of provincial culture that prioritizes continuous learning and community-based and participatory approaches to evaluation.
The Evaluation Manager will work in partnership with the Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research at PAN to take on leadership and operations roles to manage the evaluation arm of PAN’s Community-Based Research and Evaluation Department. The Evaluation Manager will provide supervision support to other evaluation team members and will be active in budget and work plan planning, contracts and business development, including managing fee-for-service evaluation contracts.
In addition, the Evaluation Manager will support: the evaluation activities and needs of BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority’s Collective Impact Network (CIN) and its members; the national and regional evaluation responsibilities of studies, centres and programs under CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, a national research centre; and the establishment of regional shared measurement evaluation frameworks for the community-based response to HIV, hepatitis C and related conditions.
The Evaluation Manager will also lead, plan and implement other evaluation projects and programs related but not limited to evaluation capacity- or skills-building needs internally within PAN; and across the larger PAN network as a whole.
About the Pacific AIDS Network
The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is a vibrant, pro-active member-based coalition that provides a network to support the abilities and efforts of its 40+ member organizations to respond to HIV, hepatitis C and related conditions/issues in British Columbia. PAN provides face-to-face networking opportunities; opportunities for mutual support; education and skills development; and opportunities for member organizations to participate in community-based research and evaluation projects. PAN facilitates knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities and the sharing of evidence-based practices; and undertakes collective action to influence public perceptions and policies affecting people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and those “at risk.”
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research:
- Supervise and support PAN staff within the Evaluation Department, including Evaluation Coordinators
- Manage program and project budgets, contracts and work plans (for internal and external evaluation projects)
- Lead the development and implementation of evaluation plans, data collection, analysis and sharing of findings for PAN’s internal programs/projects
- Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive shared measurement frameworks and evaluation plans in partnership with members of the PHSA’s Collective Impact Network and other partners of regional health authorities
- Support the development of evaluation frameworks, shared measurement activities, data collection and analysis for studies, centres and programs under CIHR Centre for REACH in partnership with REACH leadership, staff and partners
- Provide evaluation support and capacity-building to and in partnership with PAN’s members and allies (many of whom are community-based organizations) within BC and across the REACH research centre; this includes (but is not limited to) developing trainings or capacity-building tools, assisting with the creation of evaluation frameworks and data collection tools, and supporting data analysis and knowledge translation/mobilization
- Develop accessible data reports and knowledge mobilization tools, using data visualization tools and best practices
- Contribute to program development and business planning to ensure sustainability for the Evaluation Department at PAN
- Model and promote community-based and participatory approach to evaluation and the embodiment of GIPA/MEPA, Nothing About Us, Without Us, a commitment to the calls for action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission including cultural safety and humility principles in evaluation
- Promote a culture of learning within PAN, REACH and beyond (including but not limited to members, partners and stakeholders PAN works with)
- Maintain confidential records and files
- Review and edit reports and other correspondence for the PAN Board of Directors, PHSA, other funders, membership and other key stakeholders as required
- Regularly report to and communicate with the Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research
- Other duties and special projects identified that reflect both organization needs as well as employee interests
- Master’s level education (or equivalent experience) in a related field
- Minimum three to five years of experience leading and managing evaluation projects in public health, community-based health sectors, or other health and social determinants of health sectors
- One to two years of experience in managing teams and personnel, budgets and work plans
- Excellent organizational and time management skills – this is key as the number of projects the Evaluation Manager handles is high
- In-depth knowledge of community-based research and/or participatory evaluation principles
- Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills (including but not limited to report writing)
- Excellent interpersonal, coordination and facilitation skills
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Experience or familiarity in mixed methods and shared measurement frameworks
- Basic quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
- Experience in or understanding of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, substance use, harm reduction and/or related conditions and understanding of the GIPA/MEPA, Nothing About Us Without , and cultural safety and humility principles
- Proficiency in applicable software programs (i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, data analysis software, data visualization software, etc.)
An ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
- Skilled evaluator with a community-based orientation
- Strong ability to work independently and remotely with team members across British Columbia
- Self-starter, able to hit the ground running, able to work independently, dependable
- Ability and willingness to travel, as required (within Lower Mainland for meetings and to various partner organizations/agencies across Canada)
- Skilled team player who is able to build professional and effective working relationships with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders
- A hands-on, forward-thinking planner, problem solver and implementer, capable of anticipating and dealing with challenges proactively
- Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well
- Values diversity, collaboration, transparency and partnerships
We encourage Indigenous individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C and members of other under-represented communities to apply.