Vancouver, Canada

Senior Social/Economic Science and Engagement Specialist

Established in 1974, Hatfield Consultants (Hatfield) is a Canadian company providing services in social and environmental science, geomatics and remote sensing, data management and information systems.

Social performance is an increasingly important dimension of delivering sustainable projects across all sectors and jurisdictions. To help meet this demand we are looking to grow our Human Environment Group. We have interests and experience in a wide range of social science and related activities and projects including: social, health and economic impact assessment; community and Indigenous engagement; household surveys and livelihood studies; social performance monitoring and resettlement; capacity development; social determinants of health; and gender studies.

The Senior Social Performance Specialist will be part of Hatfield’s Human Environment Group and work out of our head office in North Vancouver, BC. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills in the social sciences and/or related disciplines. We seek an experienced individual with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and sound ability to communicate and liaise effectively with existing and prospective clients, regulators, and Indigenous Groups.

A graduate degree or equivalent experience in social science or related disciplines is expected although equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered. The role is responsible for technical leadership, support and delivery of a variety of projects both within Canada and in collaboration with our international offices.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background or experience in any one or a combination of the following: health assessment, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Indigenous engagement and consultation, and economics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and with teams of social and environmental specialists and technicians on a variety of projects, across multiple sectors and with a broad range of clients;
  • Deliver high quality research and reports;
  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and delivery of stakeholder and Indigenous engagement/consultation activities;
  • Research design, implementation and analysis;
  • Preparation of proposals; and
  • Networking and business development.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Technical ability in the preparation and delivery of social science research including research design, data collection, compilation and analysis;
  • Excellence in technical report writing and other forms of written communication (e.g. training materials or community outreach);
  • Excellent oral communication skills (e.g. networking, facilitation, and community engagement skills);
  • Inquisitive and entrepreneurial;
  • Open to periodic travel, including internationally, and to work in remote locations and communities as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in social science or related field;
  • At least 5+ years’ work experience;
  • Background or experience in one or more social science or interdisciplinary fields (e.g., sociology, economics, public health, epidemiology, anthropology, geography, international studies, natural resource management or similar);
  • Experience working with or within government agencies, indigenous peoples and/or governments, international development organizations, or other third party or non-government organizations;
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Senior Social/Economic Science and Engagement Specialist” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.