Location: Toronto/hybrid (remote work to begin)
Employment status: Full-time
Salary range: $68,000-72,000
Language requirements: Preferred Bilingual (English/French)
Application deadline: May 15, 2022
The Policy Analyst will be a member of our Research & Policy Team, and will work closely with the other team members, the Co-Executive Directors, and other staff in achieving the overall goals of the HIV Legal Network.
Specific responsibilities include:
- monitoring developments related to HIV and HCV with legal, policy or human rights dimensions;
- researching and writing documents on legal and policy issues related to HIV and HCV for diverse audiences including communities particularly affected by HIV/HCV, frontline workers, and policy-makers;
- developing materials for strategic litigation and other law reform initiatives;
- working with other staff to develop, implement, and regularly review the HIV Legal Network’s advocacy priorities and initiatives, including associated communications activities;
- delivering presentations, lectures, and workshops;
- delivering media interviews and responding to media inquiries;
- representing the HIV Legal Network at meetings with other organizations (domestic and international) and government agencies, policymakers, and officials;
- identifying, through discussion with the Research & Policy Team, strategic directions for the HIV Legal Network’s legal/policy research and advocacy;
- managing projects; and
- assisting as necessary in developing funding applications and project budgets in those areas involving research, policy development and advocacy work, and preparing reports on their activities for reports to funders.
Minimum qualifications include:
- a law degree from a Canadian law school or a Certificate of Equivalence from the National Committee on Accreditation (being called to the bar in a Canadian province or territory is an asset, but is not required);
- proven skills in legal research and writing;
- excellent oral and written communications skills in English and French;
- experience in legal and policy analysis and advocacy work in relation to HIV, human rights, or a related field;
- proven project management skills;
- an ability to travel, both within Canada and internationally; and
- initiative, perseverance, flexibility, collegiality, and a passion for social justice.
The ideal candidate will also:
- be familiar with issues related to HIV and HCV including the health and social impacts of repressive laws and policies on communities particularly affected by HIV/HCV;
- have experience working with people living with or affected by HIV or HCV;
- be well-versed in international law;
- have some litigation experience; and
- have experience with public speaking and delivering media interviews.
Desired start date
We would like to fill the position as soon as possible but have some flexibility in the starting date and are seeking a candidate well-suited for the position and organization.
We thank all applicants for their interest but cannot respond to all inquiries; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The HIV Legal Network is strongly committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups including people living with HIV, Indigenous people, Black people, other racialized people, LGBTQ2S+ people, and people with disabilities are welcome to self-identify, should they feel comfortable in doing so, in their cover letter.