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Vancouver Community Alliance
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Program / Project Evaluation & Development
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Request for Proposal
BC - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
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Experienced (Non-manager)
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Call For Proposals


Purpose of Position: To develop and manage all aspects of program evaluation and outputs/outcomes measurement framework including planning, monitoring, analyzing, evaluating and reporting on program performance.

Project Overview: Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights: Community-based HIV and Hepatitis C interventions for prevention, increased care access and stigma reduction

The Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights project is a 5-year project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and delivered by the Vancouver Sex Work Community Alliance (“the Community Alliance”), consisting of the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative, Sex Workers United Against Violence, Health Initiative for Men Society (HUSTLE), SWAN Vancouver Society, and WISH Drop-In Centre Society. The Program Evaluation Analyst will be governed by, and adhere to, the Community Alliance’s Governance Model and report to the Steering Committee.

The overall goal of this project is to reduce stigma and address systemic barriers to safe, accessible health and social services and supports among sex workers: 

  1. increasing access to safe, non-judgmental, and accessible HIV, Hepatitis C and other STBBIs information on prevention, available treatment and care;
  2. reducing stigma and discrimination relating to sex work, particularly among health and social service providers; and
  3. increasing awareness among policy/decision-makers of how policies and on-going criminalization impact sex workers at a structural level and result in increased stigma, and reduced access to health/social services.                                                                                      

Major Responsibilities  

  • Conceptualize, develop and implement evaluation frameworks using qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Determine program performance measures through the use of theories, statistical and mathematical models, and program evaluation techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality and integrity of data, by reviewing evaluation methodologies used in the generation of program evaluation statistics, and identify and resolve issues
  • Prepare comprehensive reports documenting conclusions, observations and recommendations for the Community Alliance
  • Conduct and participate in briefings with the Community Alliance to gain consensus on program evaluation recommendations
    • Other duties as assigned

Desired Consultant Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Statistics, Social Sciences or related discipline, preferred
  • Applied knowledge of community engagement and/or community-based research principles
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and performance management theories, principles, models and related systems/technologies, in particular participatory evaluation methods
  • Proven record of producing high quality evaluations of health programs, particulary relating to sexual health, STBBIs, sex work or harm reduction
  • Experience in analyzing, reviewing and evaluating program, initiative and/or project performance, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Experience in using various applications including Excel to manage data sets, develop charts and tables, and create reports and presentations
  • Experience and familiarity with STBBIs in Canada, in particular in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia
  • Knowledge and awareness of sex work policy and sex work positive frameworks
  • Lived sex work experience (current/or former) considered an asset


  • Evaluation Workplan including evaluation tools, clear methodology and timeline
  • Evaluation budget
  • Annual Interim Project Evaluation Reports
  • Final End of Project Evaluation Report, meeting requirements of funding agency (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Contract Terms

Timeline:  Fall 2017- Spring 2022 

Location: Vancouver

Remuneration: Budget for this proposal must not exceed:

2017-2018: $19 000

2018-2019: $7 500

2019-2020: $7 500

2020-2021: $7 500

2021-2022: $12 500


To Apply:  We invite proposals from organizations, consulting firms and individuals with the required experience and skills.  Proposals should include the following:

1)      A cover letter (one page maximum) introducing the evaluator(s) and summarizing their combination of skills, competencies and experience evaluating programs in community-based non-profits which meet the above criteria.

2)      A brief proposal (5-page maximum, budget excluded) describing the evaluation planning and implementation process, with specific details on methodology and theoretical framework being applied.

3)      A budget outlining costs for 5 years of project work, including anticipated payment schedule.

4)      Detailed CV for lead evaluator and where applicable a brief description of the organization. 

5)      Please provide two references and one sample of a recent similar evaluation.


Please send all required documents (10 page maximum) to  Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews are ongoing until the position is filled.