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Consultant Research, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto, and make your contribution in the following key role.

Consultant Research  
File Reference #: X8CSA14278

Major Responsibilities:

  • The Consultant Research participates in research and policy assignments related to child and family health.
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates child health and public health research and policy studies, including joint projects with other city departments, task forces and committees, other levels of government and other external groups or agencies
  • Researches child health and public health issues and develops policy options and recommendations in order to provide divisional, departmental and corporate leadership in public health policy, programs, advocacy and strategy
  • Acts as a consultant for public health division and other city departments to identify and service public health policy, research, evaluation and program needs
  • Promotes the use of information and its application to decision making within the Planning and Policy Directorate and the division through collaboration, the development of linkages, and capacity building initiatives
  • Consults and/or works collaboratively with external groups, including the development of contacts with other jurisdictions, at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels, non-governmental organizations and interest groups, other agencies and the private sector
  • Conducts speaking engagements for the public, community and media, in collaboration with public health communications and public relations staff, answers public inquiries on public health research and policy issues
  • Researches, organizes, and writes briefing materials, discussion papers, reports and correspondence on child health and public health issues
  • Participates in and/or chairs internal and external committees
  • Reviews child health and public health research literature and reports produced by other government and research agencies to determine potential impact on public health policy, research and programs
  • Advises and assists divisional staff in the planning, delivery and evaluation of staff development and training programs, and in the development of new policies and procedures
  • Advises and guides academic health science students on projects

Key Qualifications:

  1. Masters degree in nursing, health sciences, social sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the areas of policy development and analysis with an emphasis on child and family health issues.
  3. Demonstrated experience in planning, conducting and evaluating qualitative and quantitative research and policy studies.
  4. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills; an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders from community representatives, senior management, technical experts and elected officials.
  5. Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  6. Excellent policy based report writing and oral presentation skills.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X8CSA14278, using one of the following methods:

Online: Click on the Apply for this position button at the bottom of this posting, or

FAX: 416-397-9818, or

Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6.

Please do not send duplicates.

Applications must be received by January 25, 2008.

Salary: $37.48 to $41.06
Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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

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