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

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 4, 2018

Are you a strong leader with demonstrated strategic and operational planning, policy development, evaluation, and performance management skills? 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 strategies, policies, and evaluation and performance management frameworks.

All five positions are in the Population and Public Health Division's Planning and Performance Branch.

  • One permanent position and one temporary position (approximately 12 months) will report to the Systems Planning and Integrated Strategy Unit responsible for strategic planning and priority-setting for the division and Ontario's public health sector, leading public health system transformation activities, developing and implementing strategies for information and knowledge management, developing integrated strategies and policies, and leading special projects.
  • One permanent position and two temporary positions (one approximately 9 months and one approximately 6 months) will report to the Performance and Evaluation Unit responsible for developing and maintaining standards for public health programs and services in Ontario, monitoring the performance of Ontario's public health units, and developing and implementing evaluation frameworks for the system.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and coordinate projects/initiatives to conceptualize, plan, develop, and implement strategies, policies, programs, standards, and performance management and evaluation frameworks related to the public health system in Ontario and improving population health outcomes.
  • Lead and undertake all components of policy development and program design.
  • Lead project/initiative teams and manage projects/initiatives related to population and public health.
  • Ensure that strategies and policy/program options consider key factors such as legislation, research evidence, best practices, funding, governance, and stakeholder interests and needs.
  • Develop evaluation and 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 the division, ministry and ministries, as well as federal, provincial and territorial, and municipal jurisdictions.
  • Provide advice on policy and program issues to senior management and prepare a range of analyses and communications.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of policy development, strategic and operational planning methods and best practices, and performance management and evaluation principles, methodologies and techniques.
  • You have knowledge or the ability to acquire knowledge of the broad socio-economic issues impacting population and public health and provincial health systems.
  • You have the ability to develop and use standards, performance measurement and evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs.
  • You have knowledge of relevant legislation and strategic direction for an integrated health system.

Analytical, Problem-Solving and Research Skills:

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

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • You have partnership building and relationship management skills to establish key stakeholder linkages and work cooperatively on projects.
  • You have presentation and persuasion skills to provide policy and program advice and subject matter expertise.
  • You have consensus-building and negotiation skills to gain support for policy and program initiatives, resolve issues, and develop a coordinated position.
  • You have 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.
  • You have 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:

  • You have knowledge of project management techniques to plan and lead research studies.
  • You have demonstrated leadership skills to plan and direct project team members.

Salary Range: $70,538 - $103,944 per year


  • 2 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, April 4, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 121284 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.