Once again, York Region has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. One of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, we're proud to be acknowledged as a place where professionals can bring their enthusiasm, talent and ideas for the future - while contributing to the progress of our vital community. As part of our diverse and highly engaged team, you'll have the opportunity to work on innovative projects that further a sustainable environment, enhance our public services and promote a healthy community.
Program Evaluation Analyst
Salary $41.51 - $45.10 per hour
Position Purpose Reporting to the Manager, Epidemiology and Research, is responsible for coordinating, planning, analyzing and evaluating programs and processes for the Public Health Branch; providing expertise, leadership, facilitation and guidance in the design and implementation of evaluation methods; supporting knowledge transfer and decision-making to promote evidence-informed practice across the Public Health Branch; recommending strategies and policies to support effective program planning and evaluation; and evaluating alignment of programs and processes with business and strategic plans.
Successful completion of a Masters Degree in Public Health (MHSc, MSc, MHE or MPH) or the approved equivalent of evaluation experience and education
Minimum two (2) years related experience in program planning and evaluation, group facilitation, community health research and health planning and the use of public health indicators.
Experience in planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive evaluations in a public health or similar setting, including knowledge of theories, principles, and methodologies of how program evaluation supports public health programming.
Experience conducting extensive literature reviews and critically appraising the quality, internal and external validity of research results for applicability to public health settings.
In-depth understanding of and experience in determining the need for, the integration of and the interpretation of analytical, statistical and epidemiological methods and tools in conducting program evaluation.
Knowledge and demonstrated ability of corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, teamwork, initiative, self-management, accountability and flexibility/adaptability.
Knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards, as well as, current issues and practices related to epidemiology, public health, health determinants and health outcomes.
Demonstrated computer literacy and experience with various software applications, including qualitative and quantitative packages (e.g., MS Office applications, Stata, SPSS, NVivo).
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to summarize complex data into understandable, user-friendly, relevant explanations for reporting and knowledge transfer to management and staff.
Demonstrated oral presentation and small group facilitation skills to lead focus group discussions.
Demonstrated effective consulting, leadership, and project management skills.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability by adjusting approaches, as needed.
Stays abreast of new and innovative approaches and brings forward new ideas for consideration; understands and uses technology to improve work processes and achieve outcomes.
Ensures accountability and high quality and accuracy of work.
Understands organizational goals and strategies and how they relate to their work.
Understands their role and the role of others in the organization to ensure effective collaboration with colleagues, external and internal partners to meet client needs.
Ability to travel to off-site locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required
Ability to work outside normal business house, as required.
Scheduled Hours 35
Scheduled Shifts 0830 - 1630
How to Apply Please apply on-line at www.york.ca by December 11, 2013, quoting competition #15375. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on York Region, please visit the above-mentioned website.
Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Once again, York Region has been named one of the Greater Toronto's Top Employers. One of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, we're proud to be acknowledged as a place where professionals can bring their enthusiasm, talent and ideas for the future - while contributing to the progress of our vital community. As part of our diverse and highly engaged team, you'll have the opportunity to work on innovative projects that further a sustainable environment, enhance our public services and promote a healthy community.