The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is a 5-year, women-centred, community-based research project. It brings together researchers, clinicians, community partners, and women living with HIV from across Canada with the goal of improving the care available to women living with HIV in Canada. CHIWOS study objectives are to investigate whether women are using women-centred care, and to learn about whether women-centred care improves sexual, reproductive, emotional, and women’s health outcomes.
Our BC CHIWOS Team has enjoyed a busy start to 2013! I’m happy to share that we are officially transitioning to the second phase of CHIWOS, the national survey phase, where we plan to enroll 350 women living with HIV from across British Columbia into our study beginning in May 2013.
In anticipation of roll-out in May, we are now initiating a hiring process to bring an additional 4-6 Peer Research Associates (PRAs) onto our existing PRA team. In our study, PRAs are women living with HIV who are hired and trained as researchers on our core study team, and who have experiences and identities in common with the study participants that they will recruit and interview.
PRAs will receive training in research methods, privacy and confidentiality, administering interviews, the CHIWOS survey, computer literacy, participant support, and self care. After training, PRAs will interview study participants over an 18-month period across BC’s five regional health authorities and the Oak Tree Clinic in Vancouver, and will be based in or around Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, Kelowna, or Prince George.
Please see attached for the job description and accompanying application form. All candidates are asked to complete and submit the attached application form via email, mail or fax to myself (contact details are below and attached). Applicants may also attach and submit a resume, although this is optional. The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2013.
To download the application form, click here PRA Job Description_Feb 1 2013 (final)