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PrEP Community Knowledge Broker

PrEP Community Knowledge Broker

Date of Posting: March 29, 2019

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

Interviews Will Begin: April 8, 2019

Desired Start Date: Late April/Early May

Position Title: PrEP Community Knowledge Broker (PCKB)

Location: Edmonton (Downtown)

The EMHC has been at the forefront of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) advocacy and
education since it launched in 2015. This has included the delivery of two provincial surveys, the
creation of the first online resource for PrEP in Alberta (prepalberta.ca), as well various
seminars and presentations throughout Edmonton.

Following this work, in October 2018, Alberta Health made generic versions of the medication available at no cost to individuals at high risk of HIV acquisition when prescribed by designated healthcare professionals. Although this is a step forwards in preventing new HIV infections in populations who are at an elevated risk, there is still a lack of PrEP awareness and knowledge throughout Alberta.

Therefore, the EMHC is implementing a new initiative in collaboration with partner organizations across Alberta focusing on education and awareness. To support this project, we are hiring a PrEP Community Knowledge Broker (PCKB) who will be directly responsible for interfacing with stakeholders and developing/adapting core resources.

Key Responsibilities of the PCKB include:

  • Environmental scan of existing resources that have been instituted in Alberta, as well as other locations with public funding or broad access to PrEP.
  • Recruitment and establishment of advisory teams consisting of individuals belonging to populations disproportionately impacted by HIV. The PCKB will also be responsible for interviewing and consulting with stakeholders who serve these populations.
  • Creation and optimization of PrEP resources for both service-providers and community members; as well as the adaptation of these resources for various priority populations.
  • Delivery of educational workshops/webinars to service-providers throughout the province, and dissemination of online resources to community members.
  • The PCKB will assist the Project Manager in the evaluation of the program through the delivery of evaluation measurement tools and participate in the compilation of the project evaluation report.

Desired Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, clinical, or social sciences preferred.

Experience

  • 2-3 years’ experience coordinating community projects/programs/initiatives desired
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the area of HIV/HCV/STBBIs is desired
  • Experience delivering workshops/seminars/presentations to community members
    and/or healthcare providers
  • Lived experience as a member of the priority population(s) this project will focus on is an asset (GBTQ2S+ Men [MSM], FNMI, ACB, Newcomers, Trans & Non-Binary Individuals, People who use substances)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the PrEP access landscape in Alberta is required
  • Experience developing and delivering PrEP education resources is desired

Desired Competencies

  • Public Speaking & Facilitation: The successful candidate will be required to facilitate a series of education, training, and group-work sessions with community members and healthcare/service providers. Previous experience facilitating similar sessions will be an asset.
  • Web and Social Media: The project will include the design and delivery of online content through websites and social media. An understanding of producing and delivering content through different web and social media platforms is an asset.
  • Network & Relationship Building: The successful candidate will be required to establish and maintain relationships with key partners (academic, community-based organizations, etc.) both locally and provincially. Previous experience developing and
    maintaining relationships with a diverse network of stakeholders will be an asset.
  • Equity: Some sexual and gender minority individuals also experience additional intersecting identities which can result in increased experiences of stigma and discrimination. In turn, this can result in some individuals facing additional barriers to health and wellbeing, as well as barriers to participation in programs and services. The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of the concepts of equity, intersectionality, and anti-oppression and be able to apply them in a way that benefits the experience of all program participants. Demonstrated experience applying these principles will be an asset.

Compensation

  • $20,000+

Term

  • April 2019 – March 2020

Hours

  • 0.4 FTE/15 hours per week (Hours are flexible; some evening and weekend work required)
  • Overnight stays required for workshop delivery across Alberta (will be limited to a brief period of the contract)

How to Apply

  • Applicants should send both a cover letter and resume to contact@yegmenshealth.ca. The
    cover letter should clearly articulate the applicant’s suitability for/interest in the role, with
    specific attention to:
  • How the candidate has demonstrated some of the desired competencies in their current
    or previous roles
  • How the candidate’s combination of work, education, volunteer history, and lived
    experience meet the qualifications as set out and
  • Their relationship to/experience working with the priority populations (GBTQ2S+ Men
    [MSM], FNMI, ACB, Newcomers, Trans & Non-Binary Individuals, People who use
    substances)
  • Why they want to work for the EMHC/do this type of work
  • Applications can be addressed to the EMHC Hiring Committee. Applications will be reviewed on
    following the application deadline of April 5th .
  • Interviews will begin the week of April 8th, with a start date in late April/early May desired.
  • Any questions or concerns should be sent to contact@yegmenshealth.ca.
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