Policy and Innovation
Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak):
$74852.60 to $93565.75
Permanent Full Time
We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.
About the role
This position is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to policy development, analysis, advice, policy-research, strategy and program development, and briefings with a focus on affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable populations, and on collaboration with federal-provincial-territorial and Indigenous partners to achieve better housing outcomes .
We are seeking MA and PhD economists and social scientists with strong quantitative and analytical research skills focused on housing, urban economics, risk management or social policy.
We will be interviewing at the Canadian Economics Employment Exchange in Toronto and the American Economic Association conference in San Diego.
What you will need
- University degree in a related field with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of work experience; an equivalent combination of housing policy and research experience and education may be considered
- A Masters degree would be considered an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in the provision of policy advice to government, including contributing to Memorandum to Cabinet, briefing notes, presentation decks, reports, and oral briefings.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledge and expertise in policy analysis related to affordable housing for vulnerable populations, or other related areas of social policy,
- Experience working with other levels of government and intergovernmental relations to advance policy priorities and solutions, as well as strong coordination and collaboration skills.
- Ability to capture and analyze, a multitude of social, economic, political, environmental factors (issues, trends, data, research).
- Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to inform evidence-based policy development and options, including to assess expected outcomes, risks, mitigation strategies, key considerations, and policy recommendations.
- Demonstrated research skills to collect and synthesize information from a variety of sources such as government reports, academic research, and stakeholder positions.
- Demonstrated communication and writing skills to effectively and succinctly present policy considerations, positions and proposals through briefing notes, decks, correspondence, policy papers and other materials.
- Tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive issues and external stakeholders.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently in individual projects, as well as ability to work with others in a team environment.
- Candidates should have a strong analytic skills including capacity to manipulate and analyze large data sets with one or more statistics packages including R, Stata, SAS and Python. Experience in agent-based simulation modellings, or GE models would be considered an asset.
What you will be doing
- Contributing to rigorous, evidence-based policy advice on matters pertaining to national housing policies, programs and strategies, to support recommendations to senior management and the Minister concerning CMHC’s future mandate, role, and policy and program mix.
- Contributing to briefing notes and materials, decks and policy development processes to propose new housing programs and strategies to address housing needs of Canadians, including vulnerable populations, and bringing sound knowledge of (housing) policy issues and solutions.
- Particular focus will on collaboration with the provinces and territories to advance national housing policy priorities that improve housing outcomes for Canadians, and coordination of Federal-Provincial and Territorial policy discussions on housing, and FPT working groups on various policy topics.
- Building relations and collaborating with key federal department partners will also be key to the role, looking at synergies across social policy priorities.
- Contributing to policy-research and analyzing the public policy environment, including literature reviews, analyzing position papers, reports, plans and strategies related to housing at the local, national and international level, and providing senior management and the Minister with timely assessments of potential implications and opportunities for housing and CMHC.
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We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
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