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Directors, Policy Development & Liaison and Strategic Development – Population Health, Ministry of Health Promotion

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: June 22, 2009


The Ministry of Health Promotion is committed to promoting the health and well-being of Ontarians. As a result of recent transformation and new directions for the ministry, we are building a senior management team with leadership competencies to deliver, transform, connect and inspire staff, colleagues and stakeholders to advance our provincial health promotion strategies. If you have superior strategic results orientation, project management and collaborative skills, knowledge/understanding of health promotion, social determinants of health and population health issues, and excellent communications, stakeholder management, change management, issues and risk analysis and management skills, consider one of these exciting opportunities within the strategic policy, partnerships and research branch. Applicants to these competitions may also be considered for other executive opportunities within the Ontario Public Service. Location: Toronto.

Policy Development & Liaison

You will manage the development of major provincial policies and engagement strategies to promote healthy public policy and the government’s health promotion agenda and ensure linkages and integration of efforts with partners and key provincial stakeholders.  You will develop and strengthen policy relationships with multiple internal and external partners and across sectors. You will also manage the ministry’s corporate function and required linkages and responses, including Cabinet Office, the offices of the minister and deputy minister, inter-governmental and federal/provincial/territorial relations requirements.

Additional qualifications: proven stakeholder engagement strategy expertise, knowledge and skills; understanding of government decision-making and policy development processes, policy, legislative and regulatory tools, and the life cycle management of policies/strategies; general understanding of provincial priorities for health and the health system in Ontario.

Strategic Development – Population Health

You will manage the development and evaluation of major health promotion strategies and policies that address key health promotion topics as they relate specifically to higher risk populations and specific groups (e.g., children and families in poverty, Aboriginals, mental health and addictions, seniors). You will also liaise with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, and manage the ministry’s monitoring, analysis, environmental scanning and assessment of a broad range of population health issues and results of evidence-based research that affects the development of policies and strategies.

Additional qualifications: demonstrated expertise in planning and managing multi-sector, multi-issues and multiple population large-scale strategy and policy projects though the life cycle management and approval processes; understanding of a range of population health issues affecting health promotion in Ontario; knowledge and application of evidence-based and applied research in policy development.

Please e-mail your resume, quoting Job ID 18796, by June 22, 2009, to (Manager, Policy Development and Liaison) and/or (Manager, Strategic Development – Population Health). 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.