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Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Specialist

Full Time

About the Position


The Organization:

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to reaching every Canadian affected by a brain tumour through advocacy, research, education, information, and support. We are made up of a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and health care professionals, all working together for the same goal: to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected. We are unique in that we work to serve the needs of Canadians affected by both malignant and non-malignant brain tumours. Hope and support are at the core of everything we do.

The Role:

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join BTFC as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Specialist. Reporting to the Manager, Programs & Support Services, the MER Specialist will be pivotal in ensuring the achievement of organizational objectives, specifically focusing on the actionable and meaningful impact of BTFC’s mission. The primary responsibility is to collect, manage, analyze, and present organizational and programming data. This role will create and maintain robust systems to ensure accurate, complete, and timely data analysis of organizational programs, projects, and activities. The successful candidate will have a passion for improving the lives of those impacted by brain tumours and will play a key role in informing program design and implementation strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

You will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports the development of BTFC monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Co-creation and utilization of logic models and theories of change to guide program evaluation and strategy development
  • Coordinate BTFC community-based research initiatives, fostering collaboration with community members and stakeholders
  • Create and maintain community records and reports, utilizing practical solutions such as processes, forms, databases, and software tools to track program outcomes and impact
  • Design and administer surveys and other data collection instruments to gather quantitative and qualitative feedback from the BTFC community and all other stakeholders
  • Facilitate participatory evaluation designs with a focus on gathering qualitative insights and feedback, including narrative assessments on program effectiveness, relevance, and impact
  • Analyze program data to identify trends, opportunities for growth, and areas of success, and prepare comprehensive reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with BTFC teams to integrate evaluation findings into program planning and decision-making processes
  • Stay informed about best practices and emerging trends in program evaluation, research methodologies, and data management, and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Providing training and support to staff and volunteers on data collection, analysis, and reporting techniques as part of capacity building efforts
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards in the collection, storage, and use of program data.


Salary range: $50,000 – $60,000 annually.

If you are passionate about making a difference and committed to excellence, we would like to hear from you.
Please forward your cover letter and resume by
Friday, May 24, 2024 to:

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
205 Horton St E, Suite 203, London, ON N6B 1K7

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.

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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., Public Health, Social Sciences, Evaluation, Statistics, etc.) or combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in research, monitoring, and evaluation, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, including data collection tools and methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and communicate findings effectively
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, coupled with adaptability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate participatory discussions and engage stakeholders effectively
  • Knowledge of brain tumour care and support services preferred, with a commitment to advancing the well-being of individuals and families affected
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Proficiency in data analysis software
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT or similar nonprofit CRM software preferred
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, with a demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check required
  • Bilingual (English and French) is an asset

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