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Policy Analyst (Aboriginal Issues), Northwestern Health Unit

Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Deadline November 9, 2015

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Position: Policy Analyst (Aboriginal Issues) #2015-27
Terms: Term Contract - full-time, 35 hours per week, December 2015 – December 2016
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON

Position Summary:        

The Policy Analyst will research issues, facilitate internal and external dialogue, and write reports that enable the Northwestern Health Unit to contribute towards effective and efficient public health programs and services for Aboriginal people living in northwestern Ontario. Relying on demonstrated successes in policy development, stakeholder engagement and community mobilization, the Policy Analyst provides information and advice through a collective and consultative process on health policy priorities related to Aboriginal health.

As part of your work you will:

  • Undertake program, policy and issue analysis, develops options and recommendations, and prepares appropriate supporting documentation and processes, testing and validating potential approaches/initiatives internally and externally.
  • Establish new, and maintains, 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.
  • Experience working with aboriginal organizations or populations and knowledge of public health is preferred.
  • 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, project management and organizational skills.

Salary: $34.33-$40.75, will commensurate with experience.

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

Resumes accepted at:

Northwestern Health Unit
Career Ad # 2015-27

Deadline for Applications: November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm CST.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.