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Knowledge Broker, Knowledge Mobilization Team, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 30, 2017

Level 6

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Position

Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy, the Knowledge Broker is accountable for the application of implementation science and practice in supporting the uptake of evidence and knowledge mobilization strategies across our partners and stakeholders for increased efficiency and acceleration of cancer control in Canada. The Knowledge Broker will play a critical role to increase capacity within the partnership and its partners to apply KMb best practices for measurable impact in the cancer control system across Canada. Working closely with internal teams across the organization, the Knowledge Broker will lead and support efforts to identify and translate evidence for the Partnership’s key audiences, develop tailored knowledge products in appropriate formats, support dissemination and implementation work, and support linkage and exchange activities.  The Knowledge Broker will also be responsible for proactively staying current on 1. the diverse health systems and policy processes across Canada relevant to the Partnership’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and 2. Best practices in translating evidence for policy and practice change.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent education and experience) in a relevant field such as health sciences, health services research, public health, psychology, political science, education, communications with a focus in health
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the role of knowledge broker or equivalent
  • Excellent understanding of all aspects of knowledge mobilization (e.g., stakeholder engagement, evidence synthesis, knowledge product development, dissemination, implementation, evaluation)
  • Demonstrated experience in applying best practices in knowledge mobilization, implementation science and/or knowledge translation, quality improvement (e.g., communications, education/training, toolkit development, stakeholder engagement, measurement).
  • Experience building strong relationships with stakeholders and maintaining them over time – internal and external
  • Ability to interpret and identify key results from evidence and to succinctly summarize research findings in plain language
  • Ability to identify, map and understand stakeholder relationships and policy processes across diverse health systems to support the design and delivery of effective KMb strategies/projects
  • Experience in designing, organizing, facilitating and evaluating knowledge exchange events such as training, meetings, webinars, conferences, community forums
  • Experience developing knowledge products such as infographics, toolkits, newsletters, fact-sheets and report summaries
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training materials to support adoption of tools, methods, initiatives and/or products

Closing Date: October 30, 2017

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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