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Program Evaluator, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline May 30, 2011   
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence and creating a transparent and accountable government. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service within our Public Health Division as a Program Evaluator (CUPE Local 79).

Program Evaluator
File Reference #: X11CSA21517
Major Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, the Program Evaluator works collaboratively on the multidisciplinary Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Quality Assurance (QA) Team to provide continuous quality improvement support to CDC programs.
  • Collaborates with CDC program staff and management in the planning and evaluation of Public Health programs.
  • Develops and reviews program logic models
  • Analyzes needs and develops assessment tools
  • Establishes and maintains a framework and standards for program evaluation in collaboration with other program evaluators within the division
  • Designs and tests evaluation and applied research strategies and tools
  • Develops plans for the implementation of the evaluation strategy in collaboration with internal and external groups
  • Researches, reviews and implements policy for evaluation
  • Performs the statistical analysis and evaluation of results and prepares reports
  • Plans and implements educational activities for staff and community agencies on program evaluation
  • Participates in the development and implementation of surveys
  • Prepares reports for management staff as well as the Board of Health, City Council and its committees, and external organizations for the signature of the Medical Officer of Health
  • Attends conferences and presents Toronto Public Health program information
  • Identifies research opportunities and funding sources that support public health practice, prepares and submits grant applications
  • Collects, analyzes and disseminates literature pertaining to program evaluation
  • Consults on day to day evaluation and applied research problems

Key Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Health Administration or approved equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience with evaluability assessments and process and outcome evaluations, including the use of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Experience in evaluation in a public health or similar setting.
  • Extensive experience critically appraising the quality and generalizability of existing programs for applicability to public health settings.
  • Extensive experience with microcomputer systems, database management and statistical packages used for data analysis.
  • Extensive experience in preparing written reports of complex evaluation projects.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with a broad range of program staff, management, senior management and technical experts.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively with others in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

Note: The successful candidate will be assigned to use information systems containing personal health information and will be required to meet registration requirements of eHealth Ontario to perform the required duties of the position.

Salary: $41.37 to $45.33 per hour, Job status: Permanent, Job Type: Union
To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter via an online application at

Applications must be received by May 30, 2011.
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.