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Corporate Planner and Evaluator, Knowledge Management Division, Epidemiology, Planning, Evaluation & Quality Department, Windsor Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline July 24, 2015

1 Corporate Planner and Evaluator
Temporary (up to 6 months)    

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Epidemiology, Planning, Evaluation and Quality, in the context of a dynamic,
inter-dependent team, the temporary Corporate Planner (CP) will take the lead on the development of a broad community needs assessment plan, but may also be called upon to support other program evaluation requirements as outlined in the OPHS (2008). Core competencies include assessment and analysis, program planning and implementation, communication, and leadership. This position supports the implementation of the Foundational Standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008; OPHS), and relevant portions of the OPH Organizational Standards and the WECHU Strategic Plan 2012-2017.

All employees must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and monitor a comprehensive work plan detailing timelines for completion of all major milestones over the course of the project.
  • Complete a targeted literature review and environmental scan of other public health units to determine best practices for community needs assessment in the context of public health.
  • Identify and convene an appropriate Steering Committee to inform the direction of the needs assessment; may consist of board members, staff, community partners or academic partners.
  • Based on research, steering committee input and additional consultation, finalize a comprehensive plan for the needs assessment that minimally identifies the following:
  • Communities to be assessed
  • Objectives that spell out what the needs assessment seeks to document or understand
  • Principles or ethical guidelines for the conduct of the needs assessment
  • A work plan which includes activities, timeframes, who does what and who is consulted in
  • order to ensure a common understanding of the work to be done and expectations for that
  • work.
  • The type of information to be collected (e.g., community demographics, population health statistics, community member and key informant input, challenges to programs, services and initiatives, etc.)
  • Data collection methods and data sources
  • Proposed data collection tools


  • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Applied Social Science, Bio-statistics, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • Solid grounding in public health programs in Ontario gained through previous work experience;
  • Minimum five years of experience in the areas of program evaluation or planning, or a combination of the two;
  • Strong familiarity with the principles of project management and project management software;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research and analysis skills, including a solid working knowledge of SPSS, STATA, SAS or equivalent and demonstrated competence with Fluid
  • Surveys or equivalent;
  • Highly developed and clearly demonstrated interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours;
  • A criminal clearance certificate, to be provided at the applicant’s cost.

Assets include:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with principles of adult education
  • Documented training experience
  • Familiarity with epidemiological terminology, data sets and methods

Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé in confidence by email to with Reference #35.  Attn: Dan Sibley, Manager, Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 24, 2015.