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Planning & Evaluation Specialist (2 Positions), Northwestern Health Unit

North West Ontario
Deadline October 30, 2015

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Position:  Planning & Evaluation Specialist - #2015-24 (2 Positions)


  • 1 - Permanent full time, 35 hours per week, COPE Local 521
  • 1 - Term contract full time, 35 hours per week December 2015 –December 2016

Location: To be determined

Position Summary:     

The Planning & Evaluation Specialist facilitates effective and efficient public health programs and services by providing support to health unit teams in the areas of project and program planning, evaluation, research, report and proposal writing, policy and procedure, performance management and continuous quality improvement. As part of the Foundations Team you will provide Northwestern Health Unit staff and teams with organizational tools, resources and processes to achieve integration, collaboration and consistency in a culture of continuous learning and quality improvement.  

As part of your work you will:

  • Facilitate individual and group planning & evaluation of health unit programs, services and projects, including the completion of program logic models, consultation papers, operational plans, process and outcome evaluation plans, and related reports.
  • Establish new and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and foster links in  areas of mutual interest.
  • Collect, create, analyze and disseminate evidence to support decision making and the planning & evaluation of existing and new initiatives/programs.


  • Master's degree in public health, evaluation, health promotion, epidemiology, social sciences or related discipline and/or combined relevant experience.
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience working in a public health setting, preferably in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of evaluation principles, methods and techniques including formative, process and outcome evaluations, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Expertise in literature searches and reviews, policy research/development, environmental scans, critical appraisal and knowledge syntheses.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality written reports and presentations for diverse audiences and purposes.
  • Demonstrated skills related to consensus-building, facilitation, negotiation and consultation among diverse audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Salary: $34.33 - $40.75 Commensurate with experience.

Other: Access to transportation required. Mileage allowance provided. Successful applicant requires a clear Criminal Record Check and proof of required immunizations prior to start of work.

Resumes accepted at:

Northwestern Health Unit
Career Ad #2015-24

Deadline for Applications: October 30, 2015 @ 12:00 noon CST