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Evaluation Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 12, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Location Toronto, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
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Evaluation Coordinator

The OFIFC is an award winning leader in culture-based management providing innovative research, policy, training and community development to 28 Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous service providers across Ontario.  Located in downtown Toronto, the OFIFC engages all levels of government and mainstream agencies.

OFIFC is a purpose-driven organisation which offers unique and challenging work.  A rewarding and enriching career awaits if you are skilled at critical thinking, building relationships, take personal accountability for getting things done and enjoy working as part of a team to collaboratively solve problems.

Responsibilities:

To build the OFIFC’s evaluation practice area through on-going, documented integration activities.

A job description is below.

Qualifications:

  • Awareness of Indigenous culture;
  • Mastersdegree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Statistics, Community Development, or related discipline with coursework or independent study in statistics, program planning and evaluation;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in relevant roles (i.e., in a program/project evaluation-related position in a community setting;
  • Experience working with Indigenous populations and/or organizations;
  • In depth familiarity with the literature on evaluation and understanding of multiple theories of evaluation and their limitations for Indigenous community-based and community-driven projects, programs, and initiatives; A strong background in equity-focused, responsive evaluations (including outcome measurement) within a community sector context, and a strong ability to bridge funders’ requirements with culturally-grounded evaluation approaches;
  • Exceptional abilities to incorporate Indigenous approaches to evaluation and logic model development. Evidence of experience conducting evaluations of varying scope: single and multiple sites; provincial and community level; and, small and large budgets;
  • Proficiency in STATA, SPSS, NVivo and evaluation-relevant software and analytic programs and a thorough understanding of data base systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and foster cross-sectoral evaluation capacity building and work co-operatively with other workgroups;
  • Criminal Reference Clearance (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance are requirements of the employment offer.

 Posting Date: January 2018 until filled.

Job Description

Employed by the OFIFC, responsible to the policies and directions as determined by the Board of Directors and under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, or designate.  Daily supervision is designated to the Research Director and Program Director

VISION

Primary Objective:

To build the OFIFC’s evaluation practice area through on-going, documented integration activities.

KNOWLEDGE

Core Competencies:

  • Culture – Takes personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of OFIFC’s Neha (bundle) including foundational teachings and organisational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
  • Accountability – Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments.
  • Critical Thinking – Applies systematic, logical reasoning when addressing problems or situations in order to arrive at an appropriate solution or outcome.
  •  Building Relationships and Strategic Partnerships – Builds, develops and sustains business relationships / strategic partnerships that are mutually beneficial, reciprocal and grounded in trust and respect.  It is recognising we are all interdependent and working towards the common good of the organisation.
  • Results Orientation – Accomplishes established goals, delivers the outcomes required and achieves the results.  It includes the efficient and effective use of all resources (time, financial, people and technology).
  •  Teamwork and Collaboration – Works collaboratively with others and addresses conflict in a win-win productive manner.  This includes a mindset of sharing with others whether it is knowledge, recognition, information and skills.  Working towards a common purpose for the good of OFIFC and the communities of people it serves.
  •  Communication – Effectively delivers information in a transparent, honest and clear manner.  It includes actively listening, comprehending and responding appropriately when interacting with people.  It is about being respectful when expressing opinions and points of view.

Behavioural Competencies:                             

  • Time Management
  • Planning and Organising
  • Collaborative Team Player
  • Strong applied analytical skills

REASON

Work Environment:

Works in a safe and suitable office environment performing multiple tasks with simultaneous deadlines.  Works within a team setting.

Working Hours:

Works a regular 40 hour work week.  Travels within Canada, mainly Ontario 5 – 10 times per year.

ACTION

Scope:

To plan, design and implement evaluations that are aligned with OFIFC’s long-range strategic plan, ensuring adherence to USAI Evaluation Path principles and meeting the needs of Friendship Centre communities.

Key Contacts/Relationships:

Internal

Communicates with other workgroups for the purpose of exchanging and sharing information, integrating and collaborating.  Works closely with other workgroups, providing support, advice and training in evaluation capacity.

External

Communicates with government agencies and funding bodies to ensure accountability to Friendship Centre communities and required congruence with funders’ requirements, while ensuring the adherence to OFIFC’s values, cultural teachings, and relevant procedures. Builds relationships and communicates with governments, funders, and other stakeholders for collaboration and dissemination of evaluation findings. Creates and fosters relationships with collaborators and consultants to ensure deliverables are on track and fall within the scope of evaluation. 

Key Responsibilities:

Evaluation Design, Conduct and Analysis (75%):

  • Bridges the development of logic models, outcomes measurement strategies, and other components of evaluation frameworks with the OFIFC’s cultural approaches to evaluation, research, and community development, including the USAI Evaluation Path, while maintaining  the OFIFC’s standards for project and program evaluation;
  • Primarily responsible for the design of evaluations, data compilation, coordinating and monitoring the conduct of evaluation;
  • Supports in administering evaluation methods, including preparation, facilitation and liaising relevant parties as appropriate;
  • Monitors and evaluates the quality and integrity of data, by reviewing evaluation methodologies used in the generation of project/program evaluation and identifies and resolves issues;
  • Conducts relevant statistical and qualitative analysis on available data sets for evaluation purposes;
  • Develops and prepares reports that summarize and visually present data to inform decisions about programs and initiatives underway;
  • Supports and coordinates evaluation activities in other workgroups by preparing evaluation reviews, environmental scans, and briefings, ensuring integration of evaluation-related efforts and initiatives;
  • Supports in the development of grant proposals, including proposed evaluation conduct, methods of engagement, data collection methods and budgets;
  • Prepares evaluation–related publications for public distribution;
  • Prepares and participates in the delivery of evaluation– related training and workshops for both internal and external audiences;

Field Support (20%):

  • Provides full and comprehensive evaluation support, including evaluation training as needed to Friendship Centres and local communities;
  • Understands Friendship Centres’ needs related to the Integrated Data Base and relates them consistently to evaluation design and methods;
  • Collects and analyses information on Friendship Centres’ evaluation needs and priorities;
  • Provides evaluation support to all other workgroups;
  • Maintains correspondence and communication related to evaluation;

 Other (5%):

  • Maintains and upgrades professional skills;
  • Promotes a healthy, safe work environment; and
  • Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned by the Executive Director or designate.
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