Our Mission: The AOHC provides leadership for the promotion of Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and other non-profit, community-governed, multidisciplinary, primary health care organizations.
Our Vision: All Ontarians have access to non-profit community-governed multidisciplinary primary health care.
Position: AOHC is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to provide leadership in the development of policies and strategies that promote and advance the role of non-profit, community-governed, multidisciplinary, primary health care. Based in Toronto, the Senior Policy Analyst will report directly to the Executive Director.
* Research and analyse a wide range of issues related to non-profit, community-governed, multidisciplinary, primary health care delivery and other pertinent health related issues.
* Ensure that a diversity and anti-discrimination (including anti-racism) framework is reflected and considered in all policy development, analysis, and research.
* Develop policy, position statements, and strategies in consultation with internal stakeholders.
* Identify and develop new research activities that support policy development.
* Monitor and analyze provincial and federal public policy and legislation with respect to health care.
Qualifications and Experience
* The ideal candidate has a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and job experience in public policy, public health, government, or health services and several years of policy development experience in a public policy environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
* Demonstrated ability to integrate the organization's mission and commitment to uphold the values of advocacy, accountability, equity, anti-discrimination (including anti-racism), diversity, bilingualism, collaboration, and mentorship into all aspects of policy development
* Expert policy development/analysis and project-leadership experience
* Scans the environment for emerging issues and trends affecting the health system
* In-depth knowledge of the health system and relevant political issues, and understanding of policy development within governments and among health stakeholders
* Understands policy development within governments and among health stakeholders
* Ability to analyze and/or evaluate complex strategies, issues, and initiatives and develop successful strategies for reconciling divergent views and interest
* Successful grant-writing experience
* Effective problem-solving, organizational, analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; also the ability to tailor the material to the audience
* Proven experience with the interpretation and analysis of government public policy and legislation
* Demonstrated experience in effective consultation with internal and external groups
* Knowledge of non-profit community governed health care models and provincial and federal health policies an asset
* Ability to communicate in both of Canada's official languages a strong asset
* Strong computer skills including experience with relevant research tools, word processing and spreadsheets
Remuneration: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package
Application deadline:Friday, November 19, 2004
Please email your reply in confidence to Adrianna Tetley, Executive Director c/o [email protected]. We appreciate your response and will contact you by November 29, 2004, if a meeting is required.
The Association of Ontario Health Centres is an equal opportunity employer.