We are looking a person who is passionate about serving their community to run an innovative pilot project titled: “Asian PHA Resilience Dialogues” (APHARD).  The project is a collaborative project of ACAS, ASAAP (Alliance of South Asians AIDS Prevention) and OPA+ (Ontario Positive Asians Network). The project intervention is adapted from the Asian MSM (men having sex with men) Resilience Dialogues intervention that was developed through rigorous community based research processes and has shown positive results in promoting various domains of resilience in a pilot of Asian MSM including PHAs (People living with HIV/AIDS). The project aims to engage a group of Asian PHAs to be trained as co-facilitators to deliver and evaluate the APHARD interventions to 2 groups of Asian PHAs. The lessons learnt will inform support and health promotion programs of all our collaborating partners.
Asian PHA Resilience Dialogue Project Coordinator
Part time Contract Position
Type of Contract:
 10 month, part-time (Total 210 hours)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (midnight)
Interview date: During the week of February 20-24, 2017
Wage: $25/hour + vacation pay
Starting Date:  April 01, 2017

Work in collaboration with the project team, the project coordinator will:

  • Coordinate process of updating the training curriculum
  • Obtain research ethics approval as required
  • Outreach and promote the project to target community members
  • Recruit participants for the training
  • Organize 2 series of training with the total of 30 participants
  • Organize train-the trainer sessions for 4-6 peer participants
  • Coordinate collection of all project statistics and data for evaluation
  • Organize participant focus group and feedback session
  • Coordinate development of project report and action plan


  • Lived experience as a person living with HIV and member of the Asian communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-homophobia, anti-oppression, and healthy sexuality
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating community engaged projects with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Thorough understanding of ACAS mission, HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination
  • Ability to work in self-directed ways independently and as part of a team
  • Group facilitation and research skills an asset
  • Fluent in one of the East and Southeast Asian languages an asset
  • Computer skills: MS Office, social media an asset

 Please send a cover letter, resume with 1 reference by email to:
Subject: APHARD Project Coordinator
Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)

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