Throughout Canada, the importance and effectiveness of community-based research (CBR) to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the health and lives of people living with and affected by HIV has been well established. Through concentrated efforts to promote and develop CBR, it is possible to foster research to develop and collect essential data to inform and improve programs, services and policies; it is also possible to strengthen inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary partnerships, to build capacity for research and KTE, and to make a measurable difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Role of the PAN CBR Grants & Partnership Coordinator:
- A key priority for this position will be grant writing and related activities devoted to supporting teams to secure the necessary financial and related resources to conduct research.
- The Coordinator will also work to develop and foster new partnerships and collaborations across PAN member organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS, academics, researchers, public health agencies, related government institutions and policy makers.
- Additionally, the Coordinator will support PAN’s CBR Manager and work in conjunction with the staff of REACH to implement a province-wide CBR agenda; strengthen existing CBR initiatives presently ongoing in the province; and to support national initiatives to strengthen CBR research on HIV/AIDS across Canada.
This position will be a time-limited contract to May 31, 2014 with a strong possibility of renewal.