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Program Evaluation Specialist, Health Promotion Division, Chronic Disease Prevention and Workplace Wellness, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Essex, Ontario
Deadline July 11, 2012

Essex Site
Permanent (CUPE 543.3)

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manger of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Workplace Wellness, the Program Evaluation Specialist (PES) will work within a multi-disciplinary, research-based, population health framework, providing leadership and expertise in program evaluation. The PES will work with department managers and staff primarily in the Health Promotion Division to ensure that program activities are evidence informed. The PES will provide support to ensure that all program activities are needed, relevant, effective, and efficient. The PES will also assist with departmental activities related to internal and external agency communications.

Position Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Review literature including best practices to help guide program selection and development;
  • Participate in program planning to ensure that strategies and resources are in place to evaluate the process and outcome of programs;
  • Conduct program evaluations when new interventions are developed or implemented, or when there is evidence of unexpected program results, to understand the linkages between inputs, program activities, outputs and program outcomes;
  • Monitor program activities and impacts to assess and improve the implementation and effectiveness of programs, including collection, analysis and periodic reporting of performance indicators related to inputs, resources, implementation processes, reach, outputs and outcomes;
  • Develop reports outlining the process and outcomes of departmental program activities;
  • Provide editorial support for agency communications;
  • Other program evaluation requirements as outlined in the Ontario Public Health Standards (2008).


  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Health Science, Applied Social Science, Bio-statistics, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • Minimum one year's experience in the area of program evaluation;
  • Familiarity with epidemiological data sets and methods is required;
  • Must have strong qualitative, and quantitative research skills;
  • Must be highly proficient in working with statistical and database software programs;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including E-mail and Internet use;
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours is required;
  • A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant’s cost.

Application Process

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resumé with Reference #29 by email to Nancy Whited, Director, Human Resources at by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.  For further information, please contact Neil MacKenzie, Manager, CDP and WW at extension 3101 or