Health Data Analyst
Chiefs of Ontario
Toronto, ON

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of regional survey projects.
  • Contributes and works as a member of a professional team responsible for the implementation of regional and national surveys and data collection initiatives.
  • Conducts data analysis and ensures accuracy and interpretation of the data and support all aspects of survey projects and processes.
  • Provides data analysis support for research projects. As well, identify significant factors and key trends as they relate to First Nations.
  • Provides comparative analyses between data sources using appropriate statistical methods (e.g. age standardization)
  • Prepares written reports and oral presentations summarizing findings, including detailed description of statistical methods, detailed analysis of results and synthesis of conclusions for a variety of audiences.
  • Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with associated national and regional teams, with respect for diversity, consensus-building judgment, values and ethics.
  • Regularly interface and work in conjunction with the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) national team responsible for the overall coordination of First Nations specific national survey projects.
  • Participates in meetings as may be assigned.
  • Maintains effective record and file documentation under the protocols and procedures of the organization.
  • Maintains, protect and respect the confidentiality of the data, survey respondents, and security protocols and procedures of the Chiefs of Ontario.

Relevant Skills:

  • Master’s degree (preferred, but not expected) in one of the following field of studies: computer science, biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, economics or health sciences or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Experience working with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Experience conducting research and data analysis in relation to First Nations health issues.
  • Knowledge of epidemiologic, socio-demographic and statistical principles and methods as applied to the analysis of health, education, employment and other related issues.
  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information and matters in a trusted and responsible manner.
  • Experience working with First Nation organizations or communities a definite asset.
  • Experience working with administrative health data is an asset.
  • Experience with First Nations research methods is an asset.
  • Knowledge of First Nations data governance and research ethic principles is an asset.
  • Knowledge of OCAP® principles and how they apply to First Nations data sovereignty.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience with data linkages and databases, and data extraction and linkage tools, however training may be made available for otherwise qualified candidates.

Job Type: Contract


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)