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Senior Strategy, Planning and Performance Advisor, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 20, 2017

Division:  Population and Public Health Division/Planning and Performance Branch
City:  Toronto
Job Term:  2 Permanent
Job Code:  6A007 - Policy06
Salary:  $69,496.00 - $102,408.00 Per Year

Posting Status:  Open Targeted
Job ID:  107719

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of Ontarians? If yes, please consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. These positions offer challenging opportunities to provide leadership and expertise in the planning, development and implementation of population and public health system planning and performance management frameworks.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

  • Lead and coordinate projects/initiatives to conceptualize, plan, develop, and recommend policy, programs, performance management frameworks, standards, and evaluations related to the health of Ontarians.
  • Lead and undertake all components of policy development and program design.
  • Lead project/initiative teams and manage projects/initiatives related to the health of Ontarians.
  • Ensure that policy and program options consider key factors such as research evidence, funding, governance, stakeholder interests and needs.
  • Develop performance frameworks and indicators as well as measure results to report on effectiveness in meeting objectives and ministry mandate.
  • Build and foster critical stakeholder relationships across ministries as well as federal/provincial and territorial jurisdictions.
  • Provide advice on policy and program issues to senior management and prepare a range of analysis and communications.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of population and public health system planning, policy development and program design, and evaluation principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge or the ability to acquire knowledge of the broad socio-economic issues impacting population and public health and provincial health systems.
  • Ability to develop and use standards, performance measurement and program evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and strategic direction for an integrated health system.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:

  • Ability to assess and interpret qualitative and quantitative information to consider their impacts in policy and program proposals.
  • Ability to use analytical skills to identify current and emerging issues, trends, and factors affecting population and public health.
  • Knowledge of research methodology to conduct research studies and analyze findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing priorities.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Partnership building and relationship management skills to establish key stakeholder linkages and work cooperatively on projects.
  • Presentation and persuasion skills to provide policy and program advice and subject matter expertise.
  • Consensus-building and negotiation skills to gain support for policy and program initiatives, resolve issues, and develop a coordinated position.
  • Oral and written communication skills and experience preparing materials and products (e.g. reports, option papers, analyses, briefings and cabinet submissions), promoting initiatives, and gathering information.
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard office software programs to conduct research and prepare own materials such as briefing notes, correspondence, policy papers and presentations.

Project Management and Leadership Skills:

  • Knowledge of project management techniques to plan and lead research studies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to plan and direct project team members.

Additional Information:

Address:  2 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule: 6
Category:  Policy and Analysis
Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Note:  T-HL-107719/17(2)

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  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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