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Directors (2 Positions), Ministry of Health Promotion

The Ministry of Health Promotion is committed to building a culture for health and well-being across the province. Through recent transformation and new directions for the ministry, we offer two new exciting positions for proven, results-oriented, innovative and strategic leaders. Both positions require demonstrated knowledge of the health system, especially public health, population health and those at higher risk of poor health, social determinants of health, and health promotion in Ontario. Proven senior management competencies are necessary, to deliver, transform, connect and inspire, and superior collaborative, stakeholder relationship management, change management, business planning, project management, communication and issues management skills are essential. Applicants to these competitions may also be considered for other executive opportunities within the Ontario Public Service. Location: Toronto.

1. Strategic Initiatives

Reporting to the assistant deputy minister, policy, planning and strategic initiatives, you will provide direction for the establishment and development of provincial health-promotion program design, incubation, implementation and transfer of projects that contribute to the overall strategic directions and provincial priorities for health promotion in Ontario. You will: plan, manage and provide leadership of the ministry's project management function, including the development of project process frameworks, plans, tools, standards and systems in support of ministry strategic initiatives; direct the conceptualization, design and development of program frameworks; develop and implement a transition strategy for the transfer of health programs to internal and external programs deliverers, the design and implementation of accountability agreements, the performance evaluation approach and accountability mechanism to assess, and report on the effectiveness of programs and their impact on health promotion in Ontario.    

Additional qualifications: proven executive-level skills to strategically guide policy and program initiatives through the life cycle management process in a high-profile and complex environment, to direct a range of strategic initiatives; understanding of accountability and governance methodologies, principles and guidelines, and skills to ensure accountability for program adjustments and redesigns.  

2. Standards, Programs & Community Development

Reporting to the assistant deputy minister, sport, public health and community programs, you will direct and lead the development, accountability relationship and consultative advice specific to public health standards for the delivery of health-promotion programs by public health units across Ontario. You will also provide direction and leadership for the implementation of provincial programs and the development, implementation and ongoing accountability management of strategies for effective community capacity building and relationships with provincial organizations and groups involved in health-promotion program delivery across Ontario. Critical to this position is the development of relationships and partnerships with other ministries and key stakeholders supporting health promotion goals.

Additional qualifications: proven executive skills in community capacity building, program development and implementation, and accountability management in a high-profile and complex program environment; knowledge of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs and relevant legislation, and skills in leading the development of best practice guides, protocols, standards and accountability frameworks.   

Please e-mail your resume, quoting Job ID 18202, by May26, 2009, to (Director, Strategic Initiatives) and/or (Director, Standards, Programs and Community Development). Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.