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Program Evaluation and Policy Analyst, Association of Ontario Health Centres

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 25, 2017

Full-Time, Fixed-Term 2 Year Employee Contract

Our Vision:      The best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.

Our Mission:      We champion transformative change to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities facing barriers to health.

Position:

The Program Evaluation and Policy Analyst is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating protocol procedures and managing the daily operations of research studies in the area of primary health care ensuring that all aspects of the study protocols are adhered to.  This role is expected to apply specialized knowledge to initiate, implement, coordinate and manage moderate to large research projects.  The ideal candidate for this position must have previous experience with research projects, policy analysis, excellent organizational skills with excellent attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills and strong proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and online survey and content management tools. The candidate should also be equipped to work collaboratively within a dynamic and energetic team using a culturally safe approach.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Evaluation

  • Assists with the development and authoring of evaluation study protocols;
  • Develops an implementation plan for research studies;
  • Coordinates the activities of research staff and resources to ensure that projects progress in accordance with predetermined timelines;
  • Prepares data management and operations documentation for the project;
  • Coordinates the submission of research proposals;
  • Liaises between study centre and remote study sites and personnel;
  • Communicates the project’s progress through regular reports;
  • Troubleshoots problems at all stages of research study development and implementation;
  • Leads the internal research study ethical review process;
  • Interviews study participants to gather qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Facilitates focus group sessions with study participants;
  • Coordinates and manages the collection, delivery, entry, verification, analysis and reporting of data;
  • Oversees the design of databases, data collection forms, error checking methods and related programmes for collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Applies specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature;
  • Uses statistical software to analyze data and interpret results;
  • Writes sections of scientific papers, funding proposals and abstracts;
  • Conducts literature searches;
  • Delivers presentations at meetings, seminars and conferences as required;
  • Actively contributes to and supports knowledge translation and exchange initiatives.

Primary Care Policy Research and Analysis

  • Undertakes policy and issue analysis, develops options and recommendations and prepares appropriate supporting documentation;
  • Assesses existing policies and programs to support further policy development;
  • Researches and collects data, evidence and information from various sources to support policy and program development;
  • Analyzes and evaluates policy/ program information and data, identifies issues and trends, and prepares analytical and statistical reports;
  • Prepares a range of draft analyses, and policy/ program reports;
  • Conducts policy analysis and research to assess implementation of policies.

Qualifications:

Training and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in research and policy support and analysis capacity for a busy and diverse team;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in research and analytical techniques;
  • Must have previous experience with research protocols, processes and tools such as SPSS.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, manage multiple priorities and seek assistance as required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team;
  • Extremely detail-oriented with superior organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities;
  • Good time management skills with ability to work with multiple priorities and manage several projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and plan effective work and goals to produce optimal results within competing demands, including the ability to develop critical paths;
  • Proven high level of work energy and productivity;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find and act on creative solutions;
  • Effective decision-making skills and follows through with general strategic direction;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and diplomacy skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows 7 or 10 and Microsoft Office 2010 software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Previous experience in a health or health promotion environment preferred;
  • Previous project management experience preferred;
  • Experience in a non-profit, provincial association is an asset;
  • Committed to and supportive of the mission and vision of the AOHC;
  • Conducts work in keeping with AOHC’s commitment to Anti-Oppression, Cultural Competency, Indigenous Cultural Safety and as per the Ontario Government Employment and Safety legislation.

Salary:  starts at $58,200

Compensation:  AOHC offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including pension with HOOPP. Salary is commensurate on qualifications, experience and is set within the AOHC’s established salary grid and policy guidelines.

Application Deadline:  August 25, 2017 at 5:00pm (EST)

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume in confidence to:  [email protected].

Please have “Program Evaluation and Policy Analyst 400-072017-053” in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants in advance however, only those under consideration will be contacted.  The Association of Ontario Health Centres is an equal opportunity employer.

AOHC is an equity employer and encourages applications from aboriginal peoples, individuals from racialized and minoritized groups (e.g. diverse ethno-racial and francophone communities and people of all sexual orientations and genders) and persons with disabilities. Fluency in both French and English is an asset.

Upon request, reasonable accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.