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Program Evaluator, Early Childhood Development, City of Toronto

The Public Health Branch has funded Boards of Health to develop, implement and evaluate collaborative, multi-sectoral community projects to address injury and family abuse prevention and healthy pregnancy and child development. These projects will develop partnerships with other sectors to address primary prevention strategies that target children (0-6 years), their families and caregivers and/or pregnant women. These multi-year projects will use a comprehensive population based health promotion approach to develop strategies that build upon and link to existing community services and resources.

Major Responsibilities

* Reporting to the Manager, Health Planning and Policy -- Family Health, collaborates with the project advisory committee(s) and staff to develop a community needs assessment strategy in one/or more of the key areas

* Consults and works with committees of internal and/or external multidisciplinary stakeholders to contribute to/develop a comprehensive four-year project plan(s) to address the issues listed above. The project plan(s) shall include a vision, identified population health promotion strategies that will be used to address local priorities, a program logic model and timeline and a draft evaluation framework

* Manages/consults and provides leadership for the development, implementation and monitoring of the evaluation plan for projects associated with the key areas, including the identification of methods and strategies to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the projects

* Provides expert advice and support, on an on-going basis, to the project workgroups in the areas of planning, evaluation, research and project management

* Identifies training and education needs of Board of Health staff working in the project areas. Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of continuing education initiatives

* Manages and/or provides expert advice and support to the advisory committee(s) to facilitate the implementation of literature reviews conducted by external consultants

* Participates in the planning and implementation of the dissemination of findings from the literature reviews

* Prepares project reports and correspondence for managers, directors and the public health branch

Key Qualifications

1. Strong health promotion skills and experience in the areas of needs assessment, program planning and research

2. Extensive experience with various forms of program evaluation, including the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies

3. Several years experience in program evaluation in the health care field or in an educational or similar setting

4. Master's Degree in health sciences, education, applied social sciences, program evaluation, health administration or the approved combination of an equivalent of education and related experience

5. Experience with microcomputer systems, data base management and statistical packages used for data analysis

6. Knowledge of child health and development and factors that contribute to child health outcomes

7. Demonstrated project co-ordination and project management skills

8. Excellent facilitation, consultation and team building skills

9. Able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team of internal/external stakeholders

10. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

11. Excellent organizational and time management skills

12. Strong analytical skills and an ability to negotiate, problem solve and deliver results within a complex environment

Salary: $30.16 to $40.82 per hour (under review)

Job Status: Temporary (6 months)

Working Schedule: 35 hours per week (part-time work schedules will also be considered)

Interested candidates should mail their resume and cover letter quoting this File # X2CNS1901, by Friday, September 27, 2002 to

Employment Services

Human Resources

Metro Hall, 5th Floor, 55 John Street

Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6

Fax: (416) 397-9818

Committed to employment equity the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.