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Research Officer (Project Co-Ordinator), KFL&A Public Health

Kingston, Ontario
Deadline March 20, 2013

Part Time (3 years)

KFL&A Public Health, in collaboration with Chatham-Kent Health Unit, Eastern Health (Newfoundland), Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Grey Bruce Health Unit, Hamilton Public Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Toronto Public Health and Region of Waterloo Public Health, has received funding from Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) capacity building initiative to expand the pan-Canadian framework for public health human resource planning to enhance the integration and utilization of public health competencies at the local public health agency level. The duration of the project is three years. The Project Co-Ordinator position will be situated in Kingston as KFL&A Public Health is the lead agency for the project. The Project Co-Ordinator will be responsible for coordinating the planning, implementation, and evaluation activities associated with the project and will also conduct research activities, facilitate focus groups and prepare reports.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field coupled with graduate level work and/or project management certification. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years project co-ordination experience, including experience managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national in scope. Experience with the federal government funding process and budgeting together with experience conducting literature reviews, assessing the quality of research and best practices, synthesizing information and evaluation projects will help ensure success in the role. The ability to plan, organize, and execute projects on time and budget is essential as are strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, presentation and collaboration skills. Finally, demonstrated knowledge of competencies and competency frameworks is important.

KFL&A Public Health is committed to providing staff with a healthy work environment. Continuing education and professional development opportunities; flexibility in work hours; family-friendly policies; strong community and clinical leadership and support and an open-minded, caring, supportive environment, all play an integral role in employee retention.

Kingston offers a unique combination of history, culture, recreation, and a rich academic community which together make our city a showcase for quality living and careers. A family oriented centre, Kingston was chosen as one of Canada’s top five cities for business and lifestyle–all good reasons to consider a career with KFL&A Public Health and a life in Kingston.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply in writing by March 20, 2013, to: Human Resources, KFL&A Public Health: [email protected].

We thank all those who take the time to apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.