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Analyst, Analytic Capacity and Cancer Risk Management

Toronto, On, Canada
Deadline: December 18, 2013  12:00:00 am



http://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/opportunities/careers/analyst-analytic-capacity-and-cancer-risk-management/

This position is part of the Strategy, Knowledge Management & Delivery Division of the Partnership, headed by the Vice President. This Division oversees and integrates the Strategy, Evaluation and Analysis, Knowledge Management, Delivery Management, Corporate Communications and Public Outreach and Engagement functions to support and drive the Partnership’s overall effectiveness against its key goals and outcomes. The responsibilities of this Division also include advancing progress of the First Nation, Inuit and Métis strategy through active engagement and involvement with key partners and stakeholders. As well, the Division is responsible for strategy development and for measuring progress of the strategy through the development of common performance and evaluation tools and methods. Putting data to work in a systematic way, this Division supports and fosters the development of an outcome-driven performance culture, both within the organization and with partners, across the broader health system.

 Overview of Role

Reporting jointly to the Manager, Analytics and Surveillance & Senior Biostatistician and the Program Manager, Economics and Cancer Risk Management Platform (CRM), the Analyst, Analytic Capacity and Cancer Risk Management is accountable for driving the work within the Analytic Capacity Building Initiative and providing support to CRM. This role will work with stakeholders across Canada to identify cancer-specific analytic needs, develop tactics and resources, such as training materials, to address these needs. The role also entails supporting the CRM and increasing the models’ adoption and use in policy-making by developing training materials and case studies, as well as contributing to an economic assessment of cancer burden using the model.The role is weighted towards 2/3 focused on analytics and 1/3 on CRM.

Mandate-Specific Accountabilities

·       Coordinate and support a working group that will help define and inform work within Analytic Capacity Building 

·       Work with partners such as Statistics Canada, PHAC, CIHI to identify and develop areas of collaboration within capacity building

·       Conduct assessment of cancer-specific analytic needs of provincial partners and inventory existing analytic resources and programs

·       Work with selected universities/colleges to develop a work placement program between graduate students and provincial cancer agencies or their equivalent

·       Lead the development of on-line training modules, webinar series, workshops and analytic conferences

  • Collaborate with Statistics Canada and other key partners/stakeholders on various CRM products
  • Develop a knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) plan for the Cancer Risk Management Platform (CRM)
  • Develop training materials for CRM, such as updating the CRM User Guide to include the HPV/cervical model and new features of the colorectal and lung cancer models
  • Perform analyses using CRM for internal and external purposes
    • Evaluate the cumulative impact of cancer control measures using all available CRM modules
    • Apply the CRM to the Partnership’s Performance Evaluation Framework
    • Develop analytic report for pan-Canadian distribution using the results of the CRM
  • Write case studies from these analyses to articulate the implications of identified policy decisions
  • Assist the Manager and Program Manager as needed

Essential Skills and Attributes

·       Strong  ability to establish effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, partners and colleagues

·       Strong organizational, process development and project management/coordination skills

·       Excellent research, analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills

·       Excellent technical skills with Excel and other Microsoft Office products

·       A commitment to collaboration and shared accountability

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment

·       Knowledge and demonstrated experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer

Experience and Education

·       Masters degree in epidemiology, public health, MIS, health economics or related field

·       3-5 years relevant experience

·       Previous experience in a role requiring external stakeholder management

·       Experience analyzing and interpreting health data, preferably cancer

·       Experience in knowledge transfer of technical concepts to both technical and non technical audiences

·       Experience using data and information to inform health policy

·       Experience developing analytic training materials

·       Experience  and/or knowledge of health economics, preferably health technology assessment in cancer

·       Experience working with provincial, national, and international cancer organizations and professional associations  

·       Experience working with or knowledge of cancer registry data an asset

 

 

 

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