Project Lead, Indigenous Health Research

As part of the Science, Knowledge, Translation and Ethics Branch, the purpose of this position is to contribute to the planning and management of specific CIHR initiatives related to Indigenous Health Research (IHR). The incumbent will be responsible for the management and oversight of IHR-related initiatives and is accountable for the execution of work plans and the development of deliverables. 

Strong knowledge of the Indigenous health research landscape in Canada, project management expertise, and experience in Indigenous stakeholder engagement are integral components of the Project Lead, Indigenous Health Research role. The successful incumbent will have demonstrated that they have ample experience and strong skills in all three of these areas. 

Essential Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an acceptable combination of post-secondary education, training, and experience. 

• *Recent and significant experience in collaborating with Indigenous communities, partners and stakeholders 
• *Recent and significant experience in program administration 
• Experience in managing multiple projects and activities concurrently with varying deadlines 
• Experience in identifying, accessing, synthesizing, analyzing and using evidence and sound reasoning to provide advice to senior management 

*Recent and significant experience refers to the breadth and depth of experience and is defined as a combination of time spent doing the activity, as well as the type (range, scope, and complexity) of work handled related to the experience criteria. Such experience is normally acquired when having performed the duties over a period of 2 years within the last 5 years. 

Knowledge of Indigenous research ethics principles and other relevant Indigenous-focused policies 

• Communication (Oral and Written) 
• Working with Others (Relationship Management, Collaborating) 
• Planning and Organizing (Time Management) 
• Critical Thinking 
• Judgment 

Asset Qualifications 
Master’s degree in a related field 

• Experience supervising others 
• Experience with the development of performance measurement strategies 

Knowledge of the health research environment in Canada 

Language Requirements 
English Essential 

Important Notes 
1) This staffing competition is considering Indigenous persons who will self-declare as an Indigenous person as priority candidates. An Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Preference and priority will be given to those who self-identify as an Indigenous person, but in the event that no candidates from the employment equity group meet the criteria of the position, non-indigenous persons may be considered. 

2) One indeterminate position is presently available; a pool of pre-qualified candidates may be established to staff future identical positions within CIHR with various tenures (assignment, term or indeterminate), various security and or various linguistic profiles. 

3) Your cover letter must clearly express the basis of your professional and personal interest in the position of Project Lead, Indigenous Health Research. It should also provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria listed under the Essential Qualifications. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties. One effective approach would be to use the wording of each education and experience criterion listed as a header and write one or two paragraphs demonstrating that you have the required experience ensuring that clear details are provided. 

4) Application must be received through the ATS- process number: J0218-0394. Please make sure to apply directly through our website.

5) From amongst those candidates that meet the essential criteria of education and experience, CIHR may select a certain number of candidates that most closely meet the position requirements to participate in the next selection phase. 

6) An interview will be held. A written examination may also be administered. 

7) CIHR is committed to the values and principles of employment equity. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, please inform us of accommodations (i.e., an alternative method of assessment, a technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) required at any stage of the assessment process, so that we can take the appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation. 

8) Candidates must agree to relocate to the National Capital Region. Interviews and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.