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Specialist, Cancer Screening (Level 6), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 12, 2018

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Position

Reporting to the Program Manager, Screening & Early Detection, the Specialist, Screening and Early Detection is accountable to lead the implementation of a national initiative to increase cancer screening quality, participation, and equitable access. The Specialist will work with a team including a Program Manager, Analysts, and Coordinator to drive the successful development and execution of plans that align with stakeholder priorities and the Partnership’s mandate. The Specialist will also take the lead in writing technical reports, provide content expertise for stakeholder engagement, and supporting the collection and reporting of pan-Canadian screening program data.  As a content expert, the Specialist will play an ongoing leadership role and support the Director and Program Manager in developing new priorities including large scale pan-Canadian initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in health care related discipline or similar related field (such as epidemiology or a MBA with health care experience or MPH)
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in the health care system or public health experience in health program management preferably in cancer control or cancer screening
  • Extensive experience analyzing and interpreting data, gathering and synthesizing evidence, preparing reports and presentations on technical topics
  • Experience networking, planning and implementing projects with a range of partners, organizations and stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of and demonstrated experience with federal and/or provincial health policy landscape, including understanding of issues, challenges, and key differences among jurisdictions, ideally in the cancer domain
  • Proven project management and organizational skills, including experience with large scale or national projects
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including ability to work with partner organizations, senior executives and academic experts in a professional manner, and to establish excellent working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, vendors and colleagues
  • Excellent research, analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of major medical academic databases (PubMed, MedLine, etc.) and ability to execute effective literature searches and quickly develop content expertise across a number of priority areas

Closing Date: January 12, 2018.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

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