Program Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Type of Employment: Term until March 31, 2018
Requires an acceptable criminial record check and vulnerable sector check
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Population Health, the Program Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will ensure the proper monitoring and evaluation of health promotion programs that are developed and implemented by the Population Health Division, especially those funded under the Health Canada/Government of Nunavut (GN) Funding Agreement. These programs provide funding for the delivery of community-based health and wellness programs that are responsive to community needs, culturally sensitive, appropriate to community capacity and that support the achievement of federal and territorial health priorities. This agreement provides approximately $18.0 million annually for designated programming.
The Program Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will ensure that these activities are implemented in a timely manner using a mixed methods approach to monitoring programs. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall monitoring and evaluation capacity within the Division and produce reports based on data collected to show performance of the programs. Territorial health promotion initiatives range from a variety of different health topics such as sexual health, maternal and child health, tobacco reduction, chronic disease and injury.
A thorough understanding of program monitoring, evaluation practices, data analysis, research methods and knowledge of logic models and results framework planning are required for this position. Expertise in the principles and processes for program monitoring and evaluation are necessary for effective performance in this position. Demonstrated experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation of federal, provincial, territorial, or community government programs is required, along with experience working within teams and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. The candidate should be familiar with both quantitative and qualitative methods, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
The knowledge, skills and abilities for this positon are normally gained through specialized professional training in a discipline related to health administration, public health, or community and population health plus two years of related experience with program monitoring and evaluation. A completed Bachelor’s degree in health or social sciences is required and a Master’s degree in a field related to program evaluation, public health, or administration is preferred.
Knowledge of methods of electronic data capture tools an asset.
Knowledge of social determinants of health and public health trends in northern context is an asset. Experience working in the international health development field is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset. Acceptable equivalencies may be considered.
Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.
An eligibility list will be created for this position