Regional Municipality of Peel

Analyst, Research and Policy

7 days ago(1/12/2018 12:22 PM)
System ID
2018-7666
# Positions
2
Position Type and Status
Contract Full-time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Experienced
Post End Date
1/26/2018 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.

 

The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.

 

 

To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.

 

Job Description

Analyst, Research and Policy (Contract Full-time)

Duration: 2 Thirteen month contract positions

Health Services – Family Health

 

Family Health:

Family Health, through the Nurturing the Next Generation (NTNG) strategic priority, aims to improve early child development outcomes for all children in Peel Region. NTNG is part of Peel Public Health’s 10-year strategic plan for 2009-2019, Staying Ahead of the Curve and Setting the Pace: 2014-2019.

 

Team Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the Family Health division to identify, assess, analyze and synthesize health status data to inform population level public health approaches, identify trends and emerging issues
  • Use appropriate methods and tools to conduct research review processes, community assessments, environmental scans and other relevant analyses to inform population level public health approaches
  • Develop policy options on Family Health issues and monitor/evaluate the local implications of federal and provincial decisions
  • Provide guidance in strategic and operational planning and evaluation of public health strategies and interventions
  • Use knowledge translation methods to engage Family Health staff to use appropriate processes, methods and tools to support the improvement of public health outcomes
  • Apply principles to address population diversity and equity in all aspects of public health practice
  • Skill in creating data visualizations/infographics would be considered an asset

Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of public health and/or technical knowledge regarding population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and evidence-informed decision making
  • Provide expert interpretation of legislation, public health policy and internal policies and procedures
  • Monitor, identify, analyze and provide recommendations on trends, risks and opportunities
  • Synthesize research evidence and participate in research projects
  • Interpret, synthesize, and integrate health data and research evidence to provide recommendations to guide policy and programming decisions
  • Monitor, develop, implement and advocate for policies that will have positive population health implications
  • Provide guidance to the program and evaluation planning process
  • Synthesize complex information into a wide range of written and visual communication products such as reviews of research evidence, briefing documents, policy positions and presentations
  • Design and implement knowledge translation activities related to research evidence, data and policy
  • Develop and maintain cooperative, collaborative and strategic relationships with internal and external partners

  

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health Sciences or a relevant discipline
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in a Public Health setting
  • Broad knowledge of public health issues and applicable legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of Family Health and health promotion programming
  • Experience in evidence-informed decision making methodology, project management, project leadership
  • Strong research (with knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods) and analytical skills
  • Experience with epidemiological study design and application of research evidence in practice
  • Knowledge of analytical, statistical and epidemiological methods
  • Experience in policy and procedure development
  • Well-developed communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, organizational skills and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team setting and across organizational boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of discretion and diplomacy
  • Proficient computer skills

 

Location: 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga

Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday

  

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online and complete the attached questionnaire.

 

Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence..

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