Assistant: Evaluation and Research

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The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada is the secretariat and a partner of the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME) alongside the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The NCIME is overseen by a Governing Council and directed by an Executive Committee comprised of Indigenous Physicians and leaders from each of the participating partner organizations. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Assistant, Research and Evaluation will work closely with the project team and is responsible for conducting literature reviews and environmental scans, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing materials and reports. Responsibilities: • Conduct data analysis using statistical, qualitative and quantitative software and produce reports on the findings; • Conduct and summarize scientific literature searches, reviews and environmental scans; • Maintain and update compilation of references in reference management software; • Assist with manuscript writing for publication; • Research and synthesize complex concepts and information to inform knowledge translation development; • Produce effective, creative, written materials for internal and external audiences in clear, concise and appropriate language; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders; and • Other duties as assigned. Desired Qualifications and Experience: • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods including Indigenous research methods; • Knowledge of anti-Indigenous racism theory, anti-oppressive practice or critical theory; • Experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals; • 2-5 years’ experience in health-related research; • Post-secondary education in Health Sciences with an Indigenous studies concentration or related discipline, supplemented with one year of related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; • Experience in managing databases and spreadsheets with strong statistical analysis, data interpretation and writing skills; • Advance proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), data analysis software (Excel, SPSS, NVivo, or similar) and literature management software (EndNotes or other); • Advanced research, analytical, and problem-solving skills; • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people in all levels of health care, government and academia; • Strong sense of Indigenous rights, justice, equity and accountability; • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships in a team setting and build collaborative cross-functional relationships; • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders; • Flexible and capable of multi-tasking with several competing requests and changing priorities; • Highly motivated, positive attitude and the ability to work independently; • Keen attention to detail, effective time management skills and ability to learn quickly; • Ability to resolve routine questions and problems and know when to refer more complex issues to manager; • Fluency in an Indigenous language and/or in French is a strong asset; and • Willing to travel occasionally, work flexible hours or overtime to meet project deadlines. Application Process: Preference will be given to self-identified Indigenous applicants with demonstrated connections and commitment to advancing Indigenous health or Indigenous medical education. Non-Indigenous applicants who possess the requisite experience and skills and have prior experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals are also encouraged to apply. AFMC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2021  We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.