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Evaluation Project Manager

Department: Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation (CBRPE) Effective Date: May, 2008

USG 10

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Director, Evaluation Implementation

General Accountability

The Manager, Special Projects is accountable directly to the Director, Evaluation Implementation.  This position is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of assigned program evaluation and research activities as per grants or contracts with the Canadian Cancer Society and/or grants or contracts with external funding agencies.  The position requires a motivated individual to work in a creative team environment.  The successful applicant is expected to work collaboratively with Project Managers to develop and implement evaluation studies as assigned within an overall evaluation project and to work with the Senior Manager, Evaluation/Research and the Director, Evaluation Implementation to achieve the requirements of the grant or contract.


All staff employed at the Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation (CBRPE) are responsible for contributing to the mission of the organization:  “to create knowledge, relationships and resources that contribute to the continuous improvement of population level interventions.” Our organizational vision and goals can be found on the CBRPE Web site (

Nature and Scope

CBRPE is supported by the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) with funds from the Canadian Cancer Society (the Society).  It was launched in 1993 and moved to the University of Waterloo in 1997.  In addition to core funding from the NCIC, CBRPE receives contracts and grants from Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Services and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), as well as other Foundations and granting agencies.  The annual core budget is approximately $2.2 million rising to $2.6 million by 2007, the final year of the current funding commitment. CBRPE holds approximately $5 million in externally funded research and evaluation grants and contracts.


Research is conducted through independent operating grants secured by the Executive Director; Director, Evaluation Implementation; CBRPE Scientists; Research Associates; and Post Doctoral Fellows in peer reviewed competitive cycles from national or international granting agencies.  CBRPE also supports and manages the Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network (SCRN), which conducts multi-centre research projects and knowledge transfer activities across the country. Evaluation Studies is another major component of CBRPE’s work.  In addition to conducting evaluations for core Society programs and services, evaluations of provincial, national and international cancer control initiatives are undertaken from time to time.  CBRPE offers graduate and post-graduate training opportunities and exchange programs for visiting scholars and University of Waterloo (UW) faculty.  It fosters linkages between researchers and decision makers to ensure the translation of research results to inform decision-making and ensure that research activities and evaluations have an impact on policy and programs.

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