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Lead, Sexual Health & Harm Reduction (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)
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Competition #:01546285
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Department:IH STOP HIV

Position Summary

Come make an important difference while working with an amazing team. This exciting opportunity is temporary until March 2022 and offers a flexible work location anywhere within our Interior Health region.

About the role:

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Lead, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction is responsible and accountable for:
1. Program planning, monitoring and evaluation;
2. Project planning, implementation, evaluation and knowledge dissemination; and
3. Regular program reporting.

This work will support the ongoing expansion of various programs within the Population Health Services, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction programs and will include project management, business plan development, and focused reporting and recommendations.

The Lead works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as required. The Lead will participate in strategic planning for the department and will bring a quality improvement and evaluation lens to projects to ensure that these meet the needs of Population Health and IH broadly, to assist in decision-making and future programming.


1. Applies knowledge and experience to lead priority projects within the Population Health, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction programs, including planning, coordination, implementation, quality improvement, and evaluation. Liaises with internal stakeholders (e.g. Medical Health Officers, epidemiologists, IH program managers, and others) to ensure planning meets program and IH priorities; collaborates with external stakeholders (e.g. physicians, health authority partners, Ministry of Health, contracted agencies) as required. Identifies gaps and makes recommendations to enhance services as appropriate. Completes improvement initiatives in a timely manner.

2. Under the direction of the Director, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction, leads the strategic planning process related to broader organizational and program specific areas of responsibility. Leads the development, implementation, quality improvement, evaluation, and updates of service/program specific plans, goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and related guidelines for the assigned program area(s), ensuring consistency with regional and community objectives and operational plans.

3. Works with external partners (e.g. PHSA and community agencies) to implement cross-organizational projects related to the program together with the Director, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction and other relevant program team personnel.

4. Responsible for monitoring and reporting related to Sexual Health and Harm Reduction program initiatives (e.g. drug-checking reporting).

5. Prepares and monitors budget allocation and resources for assigned initiatives and ensures the efficient utilization of financial resources within the objectives, plans, and budgets.

6. Liaises with appropriate stakeholders to ensure that the coordination of information is maintained; prepares reports and briefing notes; develops communication strategies.

7. Participates as IH representative on local and provincial committees as appropriate.

8. Leads evaluative research initiatives, initiative planning, quality improvement and evaluation activities as appropriate, taking an interdisciplinary and consultative approach.

9. Performs other related duties as required.

• A Bachelor’s degree in a health related, business, education or research field such as public health, health promotion, or evaluation. A Master’s degree is preferred.
• Five years of recent, related experience as a health professional in a healthcare setting with knowledge and experience in program development, implementation, quality improvement, and evaluation.
• Experience working in a complex, matrix organization including experience working within a healthcare authority with multiple stakeholders.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Eligibility for registration with appropriate professional body, if applicable.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities, shifting demands and rapid change.
• Superior writing and a proven record of delivering reporting or knowledge dissemination materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation and government policies related to harm reduction, HIV and sexual health services.
• Demonstrated program development and evaluation skills.
• Ability to organize, coordinate, and prioritize own work.
• Ability to provide group leadership, facilitate professional development, facilitate change, perform needs assessments, and program evaluation.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to administer, oversee, and coordinate the delivery of contracted community health services.
• Effective interpersonal and leadership skills and the demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships. Ability to work with computer technology and software at an advanced level.
• Travel is a requirement of the position.
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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