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Health Promotion Consultant, Planning and Evaluation; Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention; Public Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 29, 2015

Job ID 15-0017
Organizational Overview

Public Health Ontario ("PHO") is Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

PHO provides expert scientific and technical support relating to infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians.

For more information about Public Health Ontario, visit http://www.publichealthontario.ca.

Position Details

Position Title: Health Promotion Consultant, Planning and Evaluation
Department: Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Duration: 14 month contract (February 2015 to March 2016) with potential for extension
Location: 480 University Avenue, Toronto.
Compensation Group: AMAPCEO
Position Status: Open
Job Code: Group 4
Salary: $55,070 - $77,100
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Posting Date: January 15, 2015
Closing Date: January 29, 2015

Reporting to the Manager, Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB), the Health Promotion Consultant, Planning and Evaluation will design and deliver province-wide and Ontario regional workshops, e-learning events and tailored consultations related to core public health competencies in evaluation for health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs, policies and media. Update and maintain relevant core public health competency resource materials (i.e. workbooks, workshop and e-learning event slides, resource lists, and info packs) and support the development of new resource materials, as needed.

Key Responsibilities    

  • Conceptualizes and delivers in-person and virtual training events aimed at building core public health competency and capacity of health promotion practitioners at Ontario’s public health units, CHCs, other healthcare/non-profit organizations, etc.
  • Provides technical assistance and consultations, including advice and support in response to requests from public health units and healthy kids funded communities.
  • Supports external partners and stakeholders with core public health competency requirements pertaining to the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Ontario Public Health Standards and the Foundational Standard, in relation to program planning and program evaluation.
  • Updates and maintains relevant PHO training materials and resources on the program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication of health promotion/chronic disease prevention initiatives as well as the development of health promotion policies.
  • Assists in the development of new PHO training materials on program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication, and other resources as needed, including the identification and synthesis of new and emerging evidence on best practices to guide the creation of resources and training modules/curricula.
  • Provides HPCDIP with strategic advice on health promotion capacity building.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships within PHO and its health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention networks and partners.
  • Engages and works continually and closely with public health units to assess and respond to emerging capacity building needs
  • Represents PHO and promotes its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences and other activities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills    

  • Experience with the design and delivery of training events for a public health audience (e.g., conceptualization and delivery of in-person and virtual training events to support core public health competency and capacity of health promotion practitioners).
  • Knowledge of health promotion, program planning, policy, evaluation and health communication, to update and maintain relevant and new PHO training materials and resources, including the development of health promotion policies.
  • Ability to facilitate collective problem solving related to program planning and evaluation.
  • Conceptualizes and develops training and capacity building products in response to the identified learning needs of public health practitioners.
  • Interpersonal, teamwork and relationship building skills, to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within PHO and its health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention networks and partners; represent PHO and promote its mandate and strategic initiatives through presentations, attendance at conferences, active engagement with public health units and healthy kids communities, and other activities.
  • Works under pressure and respond to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic analytical and problem solving skills, to identify and synthesize new and emerging evidence on best practices guiding the creation of resources and training modules/curricula. Provide technical assistance and strategic advice on health promotion capacity building.
  • Proficient with various computer systems and software programs and data management skills (e.g. MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with SharePoint. Experience with SAS or SPSS would be considered an asset.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, planning, public policy, adult education or related discipline (or appropriate combination of undergraduate degree and relevant experience).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in supporting Ontario public health practitioners through training and technical assistance.
  • Fluency in French would be considered an asset.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/About/Careers/Pages/Current-Job-Opp... and click on the job title.  

Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications/competencies.

Thank you for your interest in this position.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.