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Analyst, Prevention (Senior), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline May 22, 2015


Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on a national cancer control strategy.  The Partnership collaborates with a variety of experts, organizations and stakeholders across the country to harness the best of what is working well to control cancer and to effectively implement this strategy coast to coast.  We share with our partners the common goals of reducing the risk of cancer, lessening the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer and enhancing quality of life for those affected by cancer.  

With funding for a second five-year mandate to 2017, our vision is to continue to lead, learn and take action on the growing body of evidence and knowledge about cancer prevention and care.  With a focused approach, the Partnership will execute its strategic priorities, tangibly measure and demonstrate the impact of how its pan-Canadian cancer control strategy has reduced the burden of cancer on Canadians.

This position is part of the Cancer Control Division. This Division is responsible for overall delivery of the Strategic Priorities in the Partnership’s mandate, with a focus on the Partnership’s Programs and the development of effective and strategically salient initiatives through effective working relationships with professional and stakeholder partners to reduce the impact of cancer on Canadians.  This division drives the Partnership’s core mandate of reducing the risk of cancer, lowering mortality, and improving the experience of Canadians affected by cancer through collaboration with system partners.  It works in close collaboration with the other divisions to develop, deliver and report ongoing progress on an effective cancer control strategy.

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Program Manager, Prevention, the Analyst is responsible for providing analytical support to the planning and operations of the portfolio, focusing on a national program to reduce the incidence of preventable cancers in Canada.  With a focus on the modifiable risk factors such as diet, tobacco use, physical activity, alcohol and exposure to occupational and environmental carcinogens, primary responsibilities include the compilation and analysis of evidence related to tobacco control and the management of related knowledge transfer and exchange activities.  The Analyst liaises with various internal and external partners regarding evidence-informed tobacco cessation plus manages contracts associated with their work. This position also supports the broader prevention portfolio, as necessary to support development and implementation of key strategic initiatives.

Mandate-Specific Accountabilities

  • Support the Program Manager with funded projects focused on the integration of tobacco cessation within cancer care settings across jurisdictions in Canada including the development of baseline data and report
  • Support the Program Manager in the evaluation of the funded tobacco cessation projects, including the development of core indicators and supporting an Evaluation Working Group
  • Implement a robust approach to environmental scanning of tobacco cessation programs in Canada including the identification of those that are evidence-informed, for publication and posting to
  • Utilizing the Prevention Policies Directory, undertake policy analysis as required to support the work of the Prevention portfolio
  • Act as a source of substantive information regarding tobacco control for internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the development and implementation of knowledge products related to tobacco control including dissemination through webinars, publications and meetings
  • Plan, organize and chair internal and external meetings; prepare and present abstracts, and contribute to peer-reviewed publications as required
  • Work closely with the System Performance Team to coordinate activities to monitor the impact of system reporting related to tobacco control across Canada
  • Provide ongoing communications with key contacts and stakeholders from various jurisdictions across Canada
  • Lead further development and effectiveness of prevention resources on Cancerview Canada, including working with external partners as well as colleagues in Communications and Knowledge Mobilization  and the Digital Strategy team
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to further opportunities with social media activities and healthy public policies
  • Provide analytical reports as requested to support stakeholders
  • Build and maintain relationships with external vendors and stakeholders
  • Contribute to analysis which supports the broader prevention portfolio, as necessary
  • Assist the Program Manager/Director as required

General Accountabilities

  • Drive innovation and culture change by delivering accelerated impact and reinforcing a collaborative culture
  • Accountability for collaboration across divisions and portfolios and with external partners
  • Support Director Accountabilities, strategic priorities and core enabling functions
  • Responsible for delivering on strategy and goals, allocating resources and delivering results on time and within budget

Division of Time by Area of Accountability

  • Delivering Core Mandate:  50-60%
  • Driving Collaboration: 20-25%
  • Supporting Manager: 15-20%
  • External Relationships: 5-10%

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent knowledge of and demonstrated experience with federal and/or provincial health policy landscape, including understanding of issues and challenges and key differences among jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of prevention and health promotion in relation to cancer
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tobacco control and tobacco cessation in Canada
  • Knowledge and experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer control and prevention
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including ability to interact and work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders at the provincial and/or national levels
  • Knowledge and experience of research skills, evidence and effectiveness
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a project from inception to conclusion
  • Analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and effectively respond to change
  • A commitment to collaboration and a joint-accountability approach
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment

Experience and Education

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field
  • Previous professional experience engaging with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in large scale or national project management and evaluation  
  • Minimum3 years experience working within a health environment conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and stakeholder relations
  • Knowledge and experience working with web-based tools and technology an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

Position: Analyst, Prevention
Reports to: Program Manager, Prevention
Location: Toronto (Downtown)
Status: Full-Time
Posting Date: May 4, 2015
Closing Date: May 22, 2015

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