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Planning and Programs Analyst

Ministry of Health
Capacity and Health Workforce Planning Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
5A008 - ProgPlanEval05
$70,820.00 - $102,046.00 Per Year
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Consider this position in the Ministry of Health, Capacity and Health Workforce Planning Branch where you will conduct research in support of provincial health workforce plans and programs in support of health care workers across the system.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Conduct research and analysis to support programs, policies and business processes
• Undertake research of issues related to health workforce planning and participate in the development of policy/ program recommendations
• Monitor performance of programs, contracts and services to ensure targets are met
• Review program changes to assess impact and recommend opportunities for process improvement.
• Build and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

How do I qualify?

Policy and Program Knowledge

• You have knowledge of policy and program development principles, decision-making processes and techniques to review new or changed policies and make recommendations
• You have knowledge of operational policy development principles, and government decision-making processes, for the analysis and preparation of new or revised operational policy and program designs
• You have knowledge of legislation, critical issues impacting the sector and models of program delivery to analyze performance of programs

Research and Analysis Skills

• You have skills in research and statistical techniques to review and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
• You can analyze multiple sources of data and make recommendations considering options, costs and performance criteria
• You can undertake research relating to non-compliance and risk
• You can research and synthesize information from a variety of sources, such as labour market studies, to plan for workforce needs.
• You can monitor and review programs, contracts and budget data
• You can utilize computer applications such as spreadsheets and word processing to summarize research findings and prepare briefing materials

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

• You have presentation skills to present research finding to senior staff
• You have advisory and consultation skills to develop working relationships and provide advice to other staff on policy and programs
• You have conflict resolution skills to work collaboratively with working groups on program solutions
• You have written communication skills to draft a variety of materials such as program/ policy papers, reports, correspondence

Other Essential Skills

• You possess methodologies and techniques in such areas as forecasting future health workforce demands, fiscal and economic indicators and labour market studies to provide economic analysis and evaluation to support health workforce planning.
• You can conduct research and analysis of various health workforce health planning, health workforce education, funding and governance issues impacting health workforce planning, policy development and provide recommendations

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 56 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, August 25, 2023
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  • T-HL-202898/23
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, September 11, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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