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Community Research Associate

CAAN Communities, Alliances & Networks is looking to hire three (3)Indigenous people living with HIV as Community Research Associates (one First Nations, one Inuit, one Metis representative) for the “International Indigenous-led mobilization of the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues and the WHO consolidated guidelines of sexual and reproductive health and rights of Indigenous Women and Girls: Leading an intersectoral response through community-driven self-determination” project. The successful candidates in this position will gain experience working in a national and international context and will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of roles related to research coordination.

CAAN is a national, Indigenous organization who is leading the response to HIV and AIDS through empowerment, education and community. Our organization is culturally grounded, and operates through Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing (IWKD).

Work Location:This is a remote position, located anywhere in Canada. National travel may be required with the possibility of International travel.

Term:Part-time (20 hours a week for 24-months)


Reporting to:Canadian Research Coordinator

The aim of this project is to:

  1. Develop training and policy-related materials related to SRHR for Indigenous Womxn (those who self-identify as a woman or girl, inclusive of cis Womxn, trans Womxn, Two-Spirit, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary people) that are relevant at both the global and local level; and
  2. Establish evidence-based global SRHR metrics using an Indigenous community-based research framework.

The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Have experience working with diverse Indigenous communities;
  • Have an understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing;
  • Be an Indigenous person, enthusiastic for community-based research and project management;
  • Be familiar with HIV and SRHR-specific terminology;
  • Have experience working with Indigenous people at a community and political level, including community engagement;
  • Conduct a scoping review of literature in English and Spanish,
  • Participate in Knowledge Translation of research findings;
  • Assist in survey delivery;
  • Engage in data analysis;
  • Be proficient in English (French, Spanish and Indigenous languages are an asset).

To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume (including the names and contact information for two references) addressed to Emily Booker, .

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2023

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

*Based on the Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act CHRA Everyone is encouraged to apply, however, qualified Indigenous people with living experience of HIV will be given preference.