Analyst, Research and Policy (Focus on Organizational Indigenous Cultural Safety)
Contract Duration: Ten (10) months
Health Services – Office of the Medical Officer of Health
Do you have strong research and analytical skills that can provide support, expert guidance and advice to the development and implementation of various health objectives?
Do you have an understanding & passion for identifying organizational barriers to Indigenous cultural safety and moving towards truth and reconciliation?
Have you had experience with the First Nation, Métis, or Inuit to guide the work supporting organizational Indigenous Cultural Safety?
We are looking for a skilled individual with exposure to or experience with Indigenous Communities to investigate trends & determine areas of opportunity through research and analysis.
In collaboration with the Medical Officer of Health, you will identify and support issues of organizational barriers to Indigenous cultural safety and walking a good path to truth and reconciliation to better serve the Indigenous population and achieve better health outcomes in Peel.
What you will do:
- Monitors, identifies, analyzes and provides recommendations on trends, risks and opportunities
- Applies advanced knowledge of public health and/or technical knowledge regarding population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and evidence-informed decision making
- Analyzes and interprets complex information to provide strategic recommendations that will guide policy and programming decisions
- Monitors, develops, implements and advocates for policies that will have positive population health implications
- Provides expert guidance to the program planning and evaluation process
- Collaborates with a wide variety of experts, corporate staff and federal, provincial and regional colleagues
- Prepares specialized documentation, technical reports and statistical analyses
- Synthesizes complex information into a wide range of written and visual communication products such as reviews of research evidence, briefing documents, policy positions and presentations
- Prepares and delivers presentations and represents Peel Public Health at local, provincial, federal and international meetings and conferences
- Designs and implements knowledge translation activities related to research evidence, data and policy
- Acts as project manager, committee chair or consultant for divisional or departmental projects
- Acts as a lead in research evidence review processes
What we require:
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Science, Policy, Planning, Health Administration, Epidemiology, Nursing, Nutrition or related degree
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in public health, preferred
- Experience with Indigenous Communities is preferred
- Strong knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods and analytical skills including critical appraisal and appropriate use of evidence
- Demonstrated ability to apply advanced knowledge of public health and/or technical knowledge including population health, social determinants of health, assessment of research evidence, epidemiology and applicable legislation
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting with a variety of management levels and stakeholders
- Knowledge and experience in developing search strategies and assessing, determining relevance, critically appraising and analyzing evidence
- Experience in informing policy development
- Strong facilitation, project management, and planning skills
- Competence in using Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook programs and reference management software
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.
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.
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