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Program Analyst (2 positions), Research & Ethics, Knowledge Services Department, Public Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 13, 2011

1. Program Analyst, Research & Ethics

The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will be an integral member of the Knowledge Services Department. Public Health Ontario has recently developed services to support applied research and program evaluation, education and professional development and knowledge exchange functions in public health. One of these new services is a Locally Driven Collaborative Projects (LDCP) stream. This stream will help health units meet the Ontario Public Health Standards by facilitating participation, engagement, and uptake of research and program evaluation activities. The Research and Ethics team, Knowledge Services is responsible for developing and implementing the LDCP to support Public Health units to engage in collaborative projects, by providing collaboration opportunities, project facilitation, and collaborative project funding.

The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics is responsible for ensuring Locally Driven Collaborative Project services developed meet the needs of Public Health Unit staff by facilitating thoughtful consultation and engagement with stakeholders and implementing evidence-based evaluation activities to inform continuous improvement of the program. The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will also work closely with the Research Facilitator to plan and deliver collaboration opportunities (e.g. workshops) to identify and develop priority themes and project topics and develop project proposals. The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will be responsible for ensuring engagement from appropriate stakeholders (e.g. academics, PHO scientific staff, local public health units, public health associations) throughout the collaborative process. They will support the existing collaborative teams to develop and implement a knowledge exchange strategy which allows for shared learnings from LDCP project with Ontario public health stakeholders. Finally they will negotiate and develop processes, policies and procedures to support funding administration and reporting.

2. Program Analyst, Research & Ethics

Public Health Ontario has recently developed a model of ethics support and oversight for public health initiatives, including research, surveillance, program evaluation, and quality improvement for Public Health Ontario and the 36 Public Health Units across the province. The Research and Ethics team, Knowledge Services is responsible for developing and implementing services to support Public Health Ontario staff and Public Health units that choose to adopt any or all of the models elements. These services include ethics consultation and education; common forms and tools; establishment and maintenance of a public health ethics community of practice; and an ethics review board.

The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will be an integral member of the Knowledge Services department. The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics is responsible for ensuring ethics services developed meet the needs of Public Health Ontario and Public Health Unit staff by facilitating thoughtful consultation and engagement with stakeholders and implementing evidence-based evaluation activities to inform continuous improvement of ethics services. The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will negotiate and develop processes, policies and procedures to support implementation and service delivery within Public Health Ontario and for Public Health Units. The Program Analyst, Research and Ethics will support the Research Ethics Officer to develop common forms and tools; a community of practice; education and an ethics review board by reporting on stakeholder needs and evaluation results and providing evidence-based recommendations for service development and improvements.

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