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Knowledge Management and Translation Associate - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #851472

Position: Knowledge Management and Translation Associate, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Reports to: Senior Manager, Knowledge Management and Translation
Status: Permanent Full-time 

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation®.

One of the largest impact-first investors in Canada, and with a feminist investment approach, Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 1000 innovations in more than 80 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Knowledge Management and Translation (KMT), the Knowledge Management & Translation Associate will work within the Indigenous Innovation Initiative (I3) and will ensure efficient, high quality knowledge creation, sharing, and integration for internal and external audiences.


Knowledge Management
• Oversee data management, including data entry, cleaning and updating into a central project database
• Review and validate results that come in from innovators (including expected and actual results, and narrative reports), and identify where additional validation is needed (i.e., where further validation by KMT team or experts in the sector is needed, or where site visits are required to further validate results)
• Conduct site visits to validate results
• Support innovators on monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting (providing technical guidance on M&E and reporting, providing feedback on results)
• Generate reports and analyze data to support the creation of knowledge products (reports, presentations, etc.)
• Conduct data analysis and synthesis in preparation for portfolio reviews, progress reports, lessons learned reports, etc.

Knowledge Creation and Translation
• Conduct site visits and gather in-depth information from innovators to support the development of knowledge products
• Manage formative research studies, including managing relationships with external consultants or contractors as needed
• Support the development of knowledge products (reports and presentations) to disseminate results to Indigenous communities, Women and Gender Equality, the Board of Directors, and other donors and stakeholders
• Conceptualize new knowledge products to communicate and disseminate learnings about innovation in Indigenous communities
• Support the dissemination of knowledge products through the Grand Challenges network, including annual Learning & Evaluation meetings, International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) working groups, etc.

Systems Improvement
• Collaborate with the KMT and Operations Teams to implement systems improvements for the I3 grant management system
• Enhance GCC’s processes and procedures related to knowledge management
• Adapt tools, frameworks, and processes to incorporate new sectors, challenges, and priorities, and to ensure optimal use

• At minimum, a Master's Degree in a relevant field; a combination of education and work experience will be considered
• A minimum three (3) years relevant work experience, preferably in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or research
• Knowledge of Indigenous contexts and experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada
• Proficiency with word-processing, database and spreadsheet software (including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite)
• Knowledge of statistical analysis and research methodologies, including qualitative methods, measurement for impact, and Indigenous research and evaluation methodologies
• Experience with database management
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills; bilingual English/French and/or ability to speak an Indigenous language will be considered a significant asset.
• Willingness and ability to travel to Indigenous communities – it’s anticipated that the Knowledge Associate will visit approximately 15 – 20 innovations per year for the purposes of results validation and/or information gathering, travelling from four to six weeks per year

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: October 31, 2019                  Closing Date: November 22, 2019

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Indigenous applicants are especially invited to apply. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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