Job posting: Canada Pavilion Community Consultant

We acknowledge the short turnaround for application; we can’t control timing of submissions for site. 

Position Title: Community Consultant, Canada Pavilion
Reporting to: Program Manager, Canada Pavilion
Location: Virtual, some travel to Montreal may be required (travel costs covered)
Level of Effort: This is a temporary, part-time consultancy
Contract: Approx. 60-75 hours from May to December + participation at AIDS 2022
Salary: $35/hr + $1,000 honorarium for participation at AIDS 2022


Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH)

CAGH is a non-governmental organization that works both domestically and internationally to promote health equity by strengthening and mobilizing the global health community. CAGH brings the Canadian global health community together to better achieve a shared goal of improving health worldwide. CAGH accomplishes this mission through its core functions:
• Knowledge translation
• Capacity strengthening
• Networking
• Collaboration and partnerships.


Canada Pavilion at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)

The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) will be held in Montreal from July 29 – August 2, 2022, organized by the International AIDS Society. A hybrid format will feature both virtual and in person programming. The 2022 conference theme is “Re-engage and follow the science”. The International AIDS Conference is the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS and provides a unique global platform. Up to 20,000 delegates typically attend the conference from over 160 countries. Attendees include people living with HIV, advocates, civil society organizations, researchers, government officials, ministers and other dignitaries, representatives from international organizations and the private sector.

The Canada Pavilion within the exhibition hall is a key feature of the International AIDS Conference program and an opportunity to highlight community-based efforts in the HIV response. The Canada Pavilion showcases contributions of Canadian researchers, community-based organizations, public health and healthcare providers, and governments, and engages individuals from key populations, including those living with HIV, as well as promotes best practices, achievements, and community innovation related to HIV and STBBI. The exhibition will also provide Canadian attendees with a space to learn from international delegates in the field and will enhance Canadian engagement and leadership in the global context related to HIV and other STBBI.


Position Overview

This posting is for a short-term consultancy, which will support the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Canada Pavilion exhibit at AIDS 2022. It is very important that this project is guided by the voices of people with living/lived experience related to HIV/STBBI.

Please note that for the role of HIV Community Consultant, CAGH is specifically looking for someone with living/lived experience with HIV and/or other STBBI. We welcome you to self-identify within your application, cover letter or resume. (Please know that beyond self-identifying your HIV and/or Hep C status in your job application, you will not be asked to share any other details about your HIV/STBBI story in the job interview).

As the HIV Community Consultant, you will be incorporating your lived/living experiences into the duties of this role. Please share on your own terms and set boundaries where needed- your wellbeing is the priority.


Duties and Responsibilities

Conference Preparation (60%)
• Provide a lived experience voice in the design and development of the Canada Pavilion
• Inspire and challenge team members to uncover new insights and identify new ways to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the planning and delivery of program activities
• Build meaningful relationships and facilitate ongoing outreach and partnership building with relevant national stakeholders and communities
• Assist with coordination, communication, and brokerage with the National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the Canada Pavilion; participate in monthly NAC meetings
• Participate in NAC scholarship sub-committee meetings and support creating of evaluation criteria and the selection of recipients
• Assist with the engagement of individuals with lived experience and disseminate opportunities for participation within applicable networks
• Lead the collection of narratives and community experiences for the 2022 Positive Living video
• Support the collection and review of the materials for the 2022 Pavilion resource bank
• Review and support the creation of content and tools to improve engagement of Canadians and international delegates at AIDS 2022
• Other activities as required

Conference (20%)
• Act as a Pavilion Representative and engage with visitors to the Canada Pavilion (July 29 – August 2, 2022)
• Participate and/or facilitate activities/sessions within the Canada Pavilion
• Administer surveys and assist with the completion of evaluations

Post-Conference (20%)
• Support the sustainability of the Canada Pavilion by assisting in the on-going dissemination and repurposing of knowledge mobilization products
• Assist with coordination and implementation of post-conference capacity-building events, including World AIDS Day (December 1)



A person with living/lived experience with HIV and/or other STBBI
• Experience working within HIV advocacy, research and/or policy; and knowledge of HIV/STBBI prevention, testing, treatment, and care
• Connection to the community of people living with HIV and/or other STBBI; and an understanding of issues important to various HIV communities
• Compassion and understanding towards issues related to diversity, inequality, stigma and discrimination
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience presenting complex ideas and issues to multiple diverse audiences
• Must be a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
• Flexibility in working hours and ability to travel for conference events as COVID-19 allows (travel costs covered)
• Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is an asset.
• Have legal right to work in Canada


Application Instructions

The deadline to apply is May 29, 2022. Send your CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page) in one PDF or Word document to [email protected] with the subject line, “APPLICATION: HIV Community Consultant”.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CAGH is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. All our work is led by the following core values: Respect; Integrity; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Excellence. We welcome applications from: First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

CAGH offers employment accommodations across the recruitment process, please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require.