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Research Methods Specialist (2)

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Research Methods Specialist X2

Shkaabe Makwa

Position Description:

Shkaabe Makwa at CAMH is the first hospital-based Centre in Canada designed to drive culturally-responsive systems initiatives to achieve health justice and wellness for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities through the advancement of research, workforce development and innovative healing models that harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

Shkaabe Makwa is seeking to fill two (2) roles for full-time, permanent Research Methods Specialists. Reporting to the Manager, Evaluation and Performance Measurement, the Research Methods Specialists will support the development and implementation of evaluation and data projects utilizing Indigenous evaluation approaches, frameworks and metrics. The Research Methods Specialists will build and implement evaluation plans for community-based and system change initiatives, using a variety of different evaluation tools (such as logic models, theories of change, evaluation frameworks, data support systems and monitoring reporting tools). The incumbents will also have experience using a variety of evaluation approaches, such as developmental, empowerment, formative, and summative.

Using and developing culturally-relevant evaluation approaches, methods, and dissemination strategies are a key component of the role. The Research Methods Specialists will facilitate and convene dialogues with a number of internal and external partners with various levels of evaluation literacy. The Research Methods Specialists will also coordinate the collection and management of qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. survey development, arts-based methods, protocol development, data storage, quality assurance, data analysis, and data visualization). The incumbents will participate in special projects and committees as assigned by the Manager or Director.

The Research Methods Specialists will contribute to programmatic and organizational support services, such as provincially-directed or community-initiated systems work as well as knowledge exchange and research activities.

Qualifications:

All qualified candidates will be considered, however preference will be given to Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
The successful candidate will possess, at minimum, an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in clinical or health services.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis,

And Indigenous research and ethics principles, including the principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®).

Strong PC software skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Powerpoint, Excel), Internet Search Engines, Survey Software (e.g. SurveyMonkey), qualitative software (e.g. NVIVO), at least one statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS), and the ability to learn new program quickly.
Extensive experience facilitating community engagement, both in person and virtually with a strong understanding of principles and practices of Indigenous engagement is required.
Demonstrated adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact and have proven ability to work collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams and with team-based projects.
Excellent knowledge of the health, mental health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect Indigenous clients.
Ability to read, understand and synthesize research and grey literature and explain findings to non-academic audiences.
Excellent planning and time management skills, with ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines.
Developed interpersonal communication skills including experience developing and maintaining partnerships and networks of significant numbers of internal and external partners.
Bilingualism in French/English or an Indigenous language would be an asset. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: These full-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $38.21 – $51.54

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