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Policy Analyst, The Association of Ontario Midwives

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 7, 2014

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is seeking a Policy Analyst during an exciting period of growth, challenge and opportunity for midwifery in Ontario. The AOM is committed to the expansion of midwifery and to supporting both Registered Midwives and Aboriginal Midwives to provide optimal care that is responsive to the needs of women and their families and newborns.
 
The Policy Analyst will specialize in researching complex issues, crafting possible solutions, recommending policy actions and working with members and stakeholders to advocate for the implementation of recommendations.
 
The Policy Analyst will be responsible for project co-ordination, research, analysis, writing and advocacy on various issues related to midwifery and maternal and newborn health. We are seeking candidates with knowledge of one or more of the following: midwifery; maternal and newborn health; the integration of midwives in Ontario’s hospitals (credentialing and scope of practice); health equity; Aboriginal midwifery; access to maternity care in rural and remote communities; and midwifery compensation and working conditions.
 
In addition to possessing specific content knowledge, the ideal candidate will be able to: develop and conduct consultations with members and stakeholders; work closely with members and provide support to Committees and Work Groups; write proposals and reports; and evaluate projects.
 
Reporting to the Policy Manager and working within the Policy and Communications team, the ideal candidate requires excellent analytical skills, leadership skills and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to tackle complex ideas and processes. S/he possesses excellent initiative and is able to bring leadership to moving complex policy issues forward.
 
The successful candidate must possess sound judgment, think strategically, demonstrate an understanding of working within an Association environment and have a sophisticated understanding of the current political environment. S/he must have an understanding of the role of midwives in Ontario and of maternal and newborn health within Ontario and the current health transformation agenda.
 
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or equivalent and a proven track record in strategic thinking and policy development.
 
This is a full-time, one year contract with the possibility of renewal. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and an excellent work environment that promotes collaboration and professional development. The AOM is committed to employment equity. We welcome applications by individuals from equity seeking groups.
 
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Juana Berinstein, Director of Policy and Communications, by February 7, 2014. Please email your application directly to Pauline Matthews, Policy Program Assistant, at [email protected]. Please include “Policy Analyst” in the subject line.
 
For information, visit our website at http://www.OntarioMidwives.ca.   
 
Due to the anticipated number of applications, we regret that we can only reply to those candidates who will be selected for an interview, but we thank all applicants for their interest in this position.