Position: Evaluation Specialist
Status: 0.747 FTE (28 hours per week)
Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2022 with a possibility of an extension
Remuneration: $55,000 – $62,500 based on experience and prorated to 0.747 FTE (28 hours/week)
Location: Anywhere in the province
Posting: Posting will remain active until the position is filled
PAN is seeking a dynamic person to fill the Evaluation Specialist 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 working directly with community members. This position plays a key role contributing to the creation of a provincial culture that prioritizes continuous learning and community-based and participatory approaches to evaluation.
Specifically, the Evaluation Specialist will support the evaluation activities and needs of BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority’s Collective Impact Network (CIN). They will also lead a number of fee-for-service evaluation contracts that PAN holds.
Finally, the Evaluation Specialist will 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.
The Evaluation Specialist will work in partnership with the Director of Evaluation and Research at PAN.
PAN provides a network to support and connect the abilities and efforts of its 40+ member organizations who are responding to HIV, hepatitis C and related issues in BC, as well as the drug poisoning crisis. Our work includes training and leadership development; community-based research and evaluation; advocacy and policy change; and community building for positive change.
It is an integral part of our work to model a safe and inclusive workplace for all. This includes cultural humility and a commitment to ensuring cultural safety for Indigenous staff, members, partners, and participants. We challenge ourselves to learn new ways to address the struggles of historically oppressed people and communities.
As a non-Indigenous organization, we acknowledge our own privilege and role in the systems of colonization, and we strive to dismantle them.
PAN offers a flexible workplace environment, is committed to work-life balance, and has created a culture that fosters relationships of mutual trust and respect between colleagues. To learn more about us please browse our site.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Director of Evaluation and Research this position:
- Leads the development and implementation of comprehensive shared measurement frameworks and evaluation plans in partnership with members of the PHSA’s Collective Impact Network (CIN) and other partners at regional health authorities.
- Develops and revises evaluation plans, ensuring evaluation plans and frameworks are successfully completed.
- Solicits and integrates appropriate feedback and suggestions from relevant partners in the development and revision of evaluation plans.
- Designs, develops, pilots, and revises tools, surveys, interview guides, and other materials required to conduct evaluation activities.
- Conducts and/or coordinates data collection.
- Conducts and/or coordinates data cleaning and analysis, and provides input on evaluation results to project team members where appropriate.
- Provides and/or supports the development of presentations and reports (written and verbal) related to evaluation activities and projects in formats required by funders and/or tailored to the needs of fee-for-service clients.
- Develops accessible data reports and knowledge mobilization tools, using data visualization tools and best practices.
- Contributes to program development and business planning to ensure sustainability for the Evaluation Department at PAN.
- Provides evaluation support and capacity-building to and in partnership with PAN’s members and allies (many of whom are community-based organizations) within BC; this may include 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.
- Models and promotes 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.
- Maintains confidential records and files.
- Reviews and edits reports and other correspondence for the PAN Board of Directors, PHSA, other funders, membership and other key stakeholders as required.
- Performs other duties and special projects identified that reflect both organizational need as well as employee interests.
- Master’s level education (or equivalent work experience) in a related field
- Minimum two to three years of experience leading and managing evaluation projects in public health, community-based health sectors, or other health and social determinants of health sectors
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Someone who takes initiative, is forward-looking, and is solution-focused
- 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 Us, and cultural safety and humility principles
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
- Self-starter, able to hit the ground running, able to work independently, dependable
- Ability and willingness to travel, as required (occasional travel is required and costs are covered by PAN)
- 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 will begin reviewing applications September 26, 2022, and this posting will remain active until the position is filled.
Your application should include a cover letter that tells us why you are interested in this position and describes what you would bring to the role including your previous experience.
We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C and members of other under-represented communities to apply.
Please apply through Charity Village.