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Senior Policy Analyst, Association of Ontario Health Centres

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.