Job – Institute Project Officer, at CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. Due: August 3, 2015

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Date: July 21, 2015
Canadian Institute of Health Research Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Invites applications for the following position:

Institute Project Officer
Position Outline:
The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH) is a national and virtual institute, part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Its creation represents an unprecedented transformation in health research funding that requires substantial and ongoing development in accordance with the special health needs and priorities of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The ambit of the CIHR-IAPH is broad and supports research to address the special health needs of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Research areas include, but are not limited to: health promotion; identification of health advantages and health risk factors; health determinants; disease, injury and disability prevention strategies; research that contributes to the development of appropriate health policies and health systems; addictions and mental health strategies; investigations to determine causal factors for increased prevalence of certain conditions; methodologies to determine the most effective interventions; accessibility, health education and provider issues; international research; ethics issues; knowledge translation; Indigenous science; and the impacts of Aboriginal cultures on health and wellness.
The Institute Project Officer will work collaboratively as a member of the Institute team that includes the Scientific Director, Institute Associate Director, Project Officer, and the Finance and Human Resource Manager in the Simon Fraser Burnaby office, as well as other CIHR staff in the CIHR national office located in Ottawa. He/she will be a key contributor to the research development, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation undertaken to ensure the Institute achieves its mandate.
 Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and three to five years of related experience or an equivalent
combination of education, training and experience, with a focus on Aboriginal peoples and issues.
 Related experience including project work within health-related research networks, or collaborative funded grants programs.
 Must be able to travel.
 Must be able to maintain work and office hours.
 Must be culturally respectful and possess a good knowledge of the issues in Aboriginal health, and social and historical context of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.
 Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and relationship management skills.
 Proficient in the use of Word, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications, InDesign experience an asset.
 Excellent research and cultivation of collaborative relationship skills.
 Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills.
 Excellent teamwork skills.
 Good Strategic planning skill.
 Professional experience working with Aboriginal peoples at a local or national level an asset.
SALARY RANGE: $63,000 to $75,000 per annum
POSITION END DATE: December 31, 2016
A detailed resume and cover letter quoting Competition #139267-05 must be received by email in our office by 4:30 pm on August 3, 2015, addressed to the attention of Nicole Manson, Finance and Human Resources Manager at
Interviews will be held in Burnaby August 10-12, 2015
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Applying to Competition via Email
Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application information for this competition.
 In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below:
Competition Number, Position Title, Applicant Name.
 All application information must be included in the body of the email or combined into 1 attachment (PDF document preferred). This should include the cover letter, a detailed resume and any other relevant documents. Do not send separate attachments for each document.
 Please email your application information to
By submitting your application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment, or, after having obtained employment with CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, may result in dismissal.

For more details, please see:

Competition 13267-05 Project officer Job Description

Competition 139267-05 Project Officer Job Summary

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