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IIWGHA Coordinator – Contract Position

Contract Posting: IIWGHA Coordinator

CAAN (Communities, Alliances and Networks) provides a National forum for Indigenous People to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental health, and related co- morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside.

The international Indigenous working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) exists to create an international voice and structure that links Indigenous peoples with their Indigenous leadership, varying levels of governments, AIDS service organizations, cooperatives, and others in a global collective action to lower the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous peoples.

Location: In office or remotely based on location

Employment type: Contract until March 31, 2023

Job Salary: $75,000/yr

Reporting to: CAAN Executive Management Team


Reporting to the CAAN Executive Management Team,and the co-Chairs of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV/AIDS (IIWGHA), the (IIWGHAC) is responsible for carrying out the duties found within this job description.


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development of IIWGHA.
  • Implement the International Indigenous Strategic Action Plan for HIV & AIDS.
  • Implement the IIWGHA workplan and Contribution Agreement with First Nations Inuit Health Branch.
  • Plan, administer (prepare cheque requisitions, etc.) and control the budget of the IIWGHA contribution agreement.
  • Organize meetings of the IIWGHA.
  • Organize and provide support to the committees struck (i.e., communications committee) under the direction of the IIWGHA.
  • Develop materials, agendas, and resources for review and consideration of the IIWGHA.
  • Advise and assist the co-Chairs and IIWGHA leaders as required in their deliberations.
  • Organize and mobilize meaningful participation at International AIDS Conferences and international Indigenous pre-conferences on HIV & AIDS.
  • Overseethe travel arrangements of the IIWGHA, book hotel rooms, arrange for flights, meals and act as a support/liaison to the IIWGHA members.
  • Arrange for meeting facilitators (for in-person gatherings at international AIDS conferences) and interpreters to assist the IIWGHA in their deliberations.
  • Deliver presentations at conferences (i.e., CAAN Annual General Meeting) and United Nations platforms as required by CAAN.
  • Produce two newsletters, write reports to the IIWGHA Leaders and as per contribution agreement,oversee the development of the website, and other documents to provide information to IIWGHA members and the CAAN membership.
  • Respond to internal and external program and policy information requests.
  • Prepare materials for presenting the views of the IIWGHA to their respective governments, policy makers, the media or the general public.
  • Work with an independent evaluator to evaluate the overall project, its effectiveness.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4+ years relevant experience in International Relations is an asset.
  • An ability to speak and write Spanish will also be an asset but is not necessary.
  • Applicant must have a valid passport and the ability to travel internationally.
  • Eligible for employment in Canada.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter in PDF format to . Please address the cover letter to Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis, CEO and include one personal reference and one former employer reference within your resume. No phone calls please; Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Application Deadline: January 21, 2022