Health Promotion & Research Analyst (Public Health)
Region of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

Description of Duties :

  • Leads and develops projects, including research, planning, and evaluation activities in a multi-stakeholder environment;
  • prepares recommendations using evidence-based research and qualitative and quantitative evaluation mechanisms to further develop and enhance programs and policies, subject to management approval where appropriate.

    Current Assignment : To be determined

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required :

  • Knowledge of research, planning, and evaluation; health promotion strategies; policy development approaches; risk assessment;
  • and community development / capacity building, acquired through a Masters level degree in a related field plus 1 year of accumulated experience in program evaluation, policy analysis, and planning, -

    OR- equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Knowledge of the Department’s mandate, issues, programs and services, and relevant acts / legislation (e.g., Health Protection & Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards, privacy).
  • Understanding of public administration, government processes, municipal government structure, and stakeholder needs and interests.

  • Ability to apply public health sciences to practice and use evidence and research to inform health policies and programs.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research ethics, theories, and principles of public health (health promotion, community health planning, and program evaluation).

    Skill in statistical analysis.

  • Ability to analyse health, political, socioeconomic, and financial factors when planning programs, and exercise sensitivity and diplomacy to balance various factors, including community process, departmental considerations, and research best practices.
  • Ability to disseminate research findings in an accurate, timely, and meaningful manner.

  • Project management skills (principles, procedures, and practices) to plan and organize multi-stakeholder projects. Analytical and problem solving skills to determine, plan, and develop project objectives.
  • Research skills and ability to critically appraise and use evidence.

  • Communication, human relations, group facilitation, and team building skills to work effectively with stakeholders and support project teams;
  • build community capacity; promote public health initiatives; facilitate meetings; present and disseminate information of a scientific nature to lay and professional audiences;
  • exchange information with other public health professionals; and participate as an effective team member.

  • Ability to read and critically appraise research and reports. Ability to write and compile reports and documents which involves project plans and research findings, and content used in fact sheets and information for public and staff, for manager approval.
  • Ability to develop policies and procedures for manager approval.

  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office; information and document management systems; internet-
  • based searching; and qualitative / quantitative data analysis software to use and interpret data.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to occasionally alter work day to conduct meetings outside regular working hours.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within and outside Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to support and project the Region’s values.
  • We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

    The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

    Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-

    4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

    Click here to view the job description pdf file.

    The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,

    Human Resources Department

    150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,

    Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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