Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Advisor, Policy

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services, Research and Development
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    9/23/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 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

    Advisor, Policy

    Contract Full Time-up to 24 months

    Office of the MOH, Public Health


    The Role:    


    You will be an innovative leader to provide expert sound advice based on recommendations gathered from research findings regarding Public Health in order to influence health outcomes and improve the maintenance of health status of the population. 


    In collaboration with senior public health management staff and the Office of the Medical Officer of Health, you will be a sound support, in developing and managing all aspects of the work of Peel Public Health related to healthy public policy with a strong focus on supporting the development of the Region of Peel's Community Safety and Well-being Plan.


    What you will do...


    • Provide expert advice and leadership to conceptualize, develop, implement and maintain a system to manage issues related to healthy public policy, including the use of evidence in policy development
    • Strengthen capacity and raise awareness, desire, knowledge and involvement in policy as a means of achieving public health objectives
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal, corporate and external stakeholders
    • Undertake the analysis of issues and develop approaches to policies related to the objectives of public health, including the leadership of ad-hoc teams drawn from public health staff, including cross-divisional teams
    • Undertake analysis of health issues from the perspective of strength of evidence, impact, adverse-impact, economic impact, public health ethics, as appropriate.
    • Develop and implement plans for advocacy, involving any of the Medical Officer of Health, Regional Council and partners, on public health policy issues
    • Monitor developments at all levels of government and elsewhere to identify issues impacting Public Health’s policy goals
    • Maintain relationships with universities and other agencies to identify and act upon opportunities for collaboration and/or funding to undertake research, reviews of the literature or other scholarly activities relevant to Public Health’s policy goals, including leading the development of study protocols, data measures and data analysis plans
    • Provide direction to the Research and Policy Analysts and to temporarily assigned staff in conducting research and analysis related to policies to promote health
    • Direct and support educational development for selected public health staff in policy analyses and development, including development and delivery of curriculum
    • Engage in partnerships for resource and information sharing purposes; participate in special projects, task forces and other activities in support of public health policy development
    • Monitor the development of plan and reports for quality of policy analysis and use of evidence and take necessary actions
    • May develop financial plans and manage budgets, provided that these are from external sources
    • Maintain an awareness of the literature and of developments in evidence-informed healthy public policy through literature reviews, contacts with other organizations, attendance at seminars and workshops
    • Participate in the development of health status reports; produce or oversee the production of reports on policy approaches to health issues
    • Manage reporting and correspondence related to policy initiative, including reports to Regional Council and their follow up
    • Act as a representative or spokesperson for Public Health on issues related to healthy public policy; act as delegate for the Medical Officer of Health as appropriate 

    What we are looking for...

    • Masters degree in public health, political studies, public policy or a related discipline or Masters degree in a social science or health-related discipline together with training and experience in health policy or an equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Ph.D. an asset
    • Knowledge of current and emerging issues related to healthy public policy
    • Knowledge of policy analysis and of public policy processes; knowledge of evidence-informed policy development an advantage
    • Knowledge of research techniques relevant to healthy public policy an advantage
    • Knowledge and/or experience in public consultation and facilitation an advantage
    • Experience in public speaking; highly developed interpersonal skills; superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to work with senior managers, government officials, health professionals and other stakeholders
    • Ability to think conceptually and strategically and to provide expert advice to support strategic and operational objectives
    • Ability to adapt and work effectively in a variety of situations, and with various individuals and groups
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm 35 hours/week

    Location: 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga


    If this opportunity matches your skills and qualifications, please apply online.

    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 be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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