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Specialist, Health Planning, Peel Health

If you are a forward-thinking Health Professional striving for
excellence and seeking new challenges with an award-winning and
progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful
environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality
service, consider this attractive contract opportunity within the
Business and Information Services Division in Peel Health.  

Specialist, Health Planning (Public Health) File # 06-287
Duration:  approximately one (1) year

As an integral member of the Epidemiology team, you will provide expert
consultation/services to program staff in planning, monitoring and
evaluation of programs and services.  This will be accomplished by
providing expert planning, analytical, technical and report writing
services to program staff as negotiated on a project or initiative
specific basis, providing technical advice and recommendations to the
Departmental Management Team on strategies and policies to support
effective program planning and evaluation, authorizing program
evaluation initiatives as designated under relevant policies and
procedures, chairing the Program Planning and Evaluation Team working
group, managing special projects related to other performance
improvement, planning and implementing education opportunities for
staff and management on program planning and evaluation as well as
other related duties as assigned.  You will also be involved in
opportunities to collaborate and work with internal staff, external
agencies and planning and evaluation colleagues in the province.

If you possess

  • a Masters Degree in Sciences or Health Sciences, preferably in
    epidemiology, program planning and evaluation or equivalent combination
    of education and experience
  • certification as a Project Management Specialist (PMP) would be an asset
  • a minimum three years experience with program planning and evaluation and community health research
  • knowledge and understanding of Public Health and Community Health
    issues and the ability to synthesize information about a wide range of
    public health program goals and objectives
  • an understanding of stakeholder and participatory issues and the
    ability to assess their impact on a wide range of program planning and
    evaluation activities
  • an ability to identify and communicate organizational issues
    pertaining to improvements in program planning and evaluation to
    management
  • skill and experience in qualitative and quantitative methods of community research
  • an understanding and sound judgment in dealing with ethnical
    concerns related to actual or potential impact on clients or the
    organization including knowledge of related legislation
  • excellent computer skills using SPSS/SAS, Epi-Info, Access, Excel
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team setting
  • excellent communication skills (verbal and written) along with
    strong project management and detailed organizational talent, we would
    like to hear from you.

There is more to a career at Peel; we also offer

  • a salary range from $61,142-$76,429
  • an employee benefit package
  • up-to-date technology
  • a healthy workplace
  • direct links to management and
  • a work environment where your feedback is important to us.  

If interested, you are invited to apply online by visiting us at
http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs.  Click on current job listings and
select Specialist, Health Planning (Public Health) File # 06-287. 
You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related
experience and education.  The position is located in Brampton and
the posting closes on August 3, 2006.

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all
responses; however, only candidates under consideration will be
contacted.