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Rick Hansen Institute

Evaluation Assistant

Translational Research – Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Translational Research
Employment Type Full-Time


The Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that drives innovation in spinal cord injury (SCI) research and care. By facilitating an international network of researchers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, people with SCI and their supporters, we strive to improve the lives of people living with SCI in Canada and around the world. The Rick Hansen Institute is proudly accredited by Imagine Canada.

This  position is a great opportunity for a candidate looking to utilize their evaluation experience and education, in a team based environment. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation policy, and opportunities to learn from an experienced Evaluator, RHI provides a multi-disciplinary environment where autonomy, critical and creative thinking are encouraged. The values that drive our mission are teamwork, collaboration, innovation, integrity and trust and exceptional outcomes. 

Reporting to the Manager, Program Accountability & Evaluation, the Evaluation Assistant will work closely with and take direction from the Evaluator on assigned projects. The Evaluation Assistant will also interact with other RHI staff and partners, attend and participate in committees, working groups and planning meetings as assigned.


The Evaluation Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting results and drafting reports, recommendations, memos and summaries for use by leadership and decision-makers;
  • Contributing to monitoring and evaluation planning (e.g. draft program profiles, logic models and performance matrices);
  • Assisting in the development of data collection instruments (interview/focus group guides, survey questionnaires, etc.) and procedures;
  • Conducting qualitative (e.g. thematic) and quantitative (e.g. descriptive, inferential) data analysis;
  • Collecting a range of data (e.g. surveys, focus groups, interviews, administrative data) from multiple sources;
  • Implementing monitoring and evaluation activities in compliance with ethical requirements;
  • Searching and reviewing pertinent policies, as well as literature relevant to health economics evaluation projects;
  • Assisting with developing economic evaluation plans by identifying economic research questions and data sources;
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of presentations for decision-makers;
  • Responding to student, staff and faculty inquiries related to assigned work; and
  • Performing other duties as required to ensure the successful completion of assigned work.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in a health science, social science or related discipline with coursework in research methodologies, statistical analysis, and program evaluation.
  • Experience in related research/evaluation/decision support in public health, community health programs, acute care or other health services.
  • Experience with project management, program planning and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of performance outcome measurement tools and techniques, and program evaluation, (e.g., program logic models, impact analysis).
  • Ability to use current computer software such as spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) or database (e.g., Access).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a dynamic team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to present technical information in lay terms, synthesize information and communicate to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Consistently approaches work with a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.


Interested and qualified candidates can apply here  by October 25, 2019. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on the Rick Hansen Institute, please visit our website at www.rickhanseninstitute.org.            



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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Translational Research
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