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Knowledge Management & Translation Analyst - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #916302

Position: Knowledge Management and Translation Analyst (Humanitarian Innovation)      

Location: MaRS Discovery District, Toronto – (Currently Temporarily Remote)

Department: Grand Challenges Canada – The Humanitarian Grand Challenge                        

Reports to: Program Officer, Humanitarian Innovation

Compensation: CAD $58,500.00 per annum plus additional total compensation elements including pension contributions and health/dental benefits

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Status: Permanent Full-time 

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking a Knowledge Management and Translation Analyst (Humanitarian Innovation) for the Humanitarian Grand Challenge department. 

GCC is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, GCC funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. GCC works closely with a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.

Through the Transition to Scale program, GCC provides catalytic investment to innovators who have achieved proof-of-concept and are now seeking to scale their solution. GCC provides both grant and non-grant financing, as well as technical support, to best support the growth and impact goals of innovators. Since 2011, GCC has supported >230 innovators in >100 countries globally at Transition to Scale.

As one of the largest impact-first funders in Canada, GCC has funded over 1,300 innovations championed by innovators in more than 106 countries. These innovations have already improved 10 million lives, and are expected to save up to 1.78 million lives and improve up to 64 million lives by 2030.

“Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge” (HGC) is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), the Government of the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA), Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Grand Challenges Canada. Together, we seek life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict.

Knowledge Management & Translation Analyst

Reporting to the Program Officer, Humanitarian Innovation, in collaboration with the Director, Humanitarian Innovation, and working closely with the GCC’s KMT team, the Knowledge Management & Translation Analyst will ensure relevant knowledge from the Humanitarian Grand Challenge portfolio is efficiently created, managed, shared, and integrated with internal and external audiences to improve humanitarian and programmatic outcomes.


Manage knowledge and support development of knowledge products

  1. Support the Programs Team in reviewing innovator results and identifying where additional validation is needed (i.e., where further validation by the Senior Manager or experts in the sector is needed, or where site visits are required to further validate results)
  2. Provide guidance to innovators on monitoring and evaluation, and on reporting requirements
  3. Support the development of materials/webinars to support innovators on M&E and reporting
  4. Data management including data entry and cleaning, and ensuring the overall integrity of the data
  5. Regularly assess the grant management system to ensure it is being used optimally within the Humanitarian Grand Challenge team, and to identify areas for improvement
  6. Lead data analysis and synthesis of results in preparation for
  7. internal documents including:
    • GCC’s annual portfolio review
    • donor reports
    • reports for the Board of Directors,
    • public communications, and
    • other reports as necessary  
  8. External documents including:
  • knowledge products on topics such as: lessons learned, gender integration, successful exits, policy influence
  • case studies
  • summary briefs and presentations
  • outcome statements
  • reports
  • white papers
  • Occasionally contribute content to blog entries, social media posts, website articles, and other storytelling materials in partnership with the Communications Officer
  1. Occasionally, conduct site visits to validate results and gather information for knowledge creation purposes
  2. Support the development of webinars and other materials and disseminate information to innovators and others in the HGC network
  3. Contribute to the development and implementation of the HGC learning agenda

Knowledge integration and systems improvement

  • Support planning and integration of new approaches to Knowledge Management & Translation;
  • Identify opportunities to improve and streamline Knowledge Management & Translation processes and systems; and
  • Adapt tools, frameworks, processes to incorporate new sectors, challenges, and priorities, and to ensure optimal use.


  • Relevant education and/or a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience, preferably in monitoring and evaluation and/or research
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of innovation and private sector engagement, specifically in humanitarian assistance and disaster reduction in conflict
  • Proficiency with word-processing, database, spreadsheets and other data management software
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical analysis and research methodologies, and the realities of conducting research and evaluations in humanitarian contexts
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to travel (less than 5% of workload)

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people from LGBTQ2S+ and disabilities communities are less likely to apply to jobs when they do not meet every qualification. At Grand Challenges Canada, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic, and accountable workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply, as you may be the ideal candidate we are looking for.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experiences in relevant thematic areas are encouraged to apply.


  • Start date: May 1, 2023
  • Full time, Permanent

Application process

  • Please send your resume and cover letter
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada


Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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: March 16, 2023                        Closing Date: March 30, 2023

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 and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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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