Job number: J0324-0683
Job title: Program Consultant, Indigenous Health
Job Type: Contract
Location: Toronto, Ottawa, Remote/Télétravail, Ontario, Canada
Number of positions: 1
Contract Duration: One year
Range minimum: $92,830.00/year

Who we are

We are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canada’s health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians. As a valued member of the CIHI team, you and your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canada’s health care systems.

CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Learn about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the work being done to create a more inclusive and welcoming organization by focusing on how we learn, govern and practise.

At CIHI, we recognize what matters to our employees. Some of the benefits of working at CIHI include

Why is this role important?

The Program Consultant will lead collaboration cross-functionally to support CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy. Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Health, the Program Consultant will lead, coordinate and implement priority activities in CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy, with a focus on analytical and capacity building initiatives to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis health data priorities.

CIHI is on a learning journey, guided by what we learn from Indigenous Peoples, communities, governments, and organizations. We are committed to respecting Indigenous data sovereignty, advancing cultural safety and humility, and supporting the health and data priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

*Please note that this exciting opportunity is open to candidates across Canada. Those residing in both Ottawa and Toronto surrounding areas report into the offices, and those that reside 75 km or more outside of either Ottawa or Toronto work remotely.*

What you’ll do

  1. Leads and supports strategic activities within CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy: • Analysis and capacity building initiatives with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners (e.g., co-development of indicators of cultural safety in health systems; supporting Indigenous data requests and capacity building activities) • Engagement with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis organizations (e.g., builds and maintains relationships through meetings with Indigenous organizations) • Respectful governance of Indigenous-identifiable data (e.g., that strengthens CIHI’s approach to upholding principles of Indigenous Data Sovereignty) • Advances cultural safety and humility within CIHI (e.g., developing training)
  2. Prepare relevant documentation, assess data quality, produce statistics, fulfill custom data requests, conduct analyses, and contribute to analytical reports.
  3. Maintain detailed knowledge of data, tools, and analytical techniques used to produce standard and ad-hoc outputs.
  4. Lead the development of materials (e.g., analytical reports, methodology or technical notes, presentations, educational, media, etc.) for dissemination of findings and knowledge translation, and review written products for analytic accuracy and quality.
  5. Supervise staff and students. Provides leadership and guidance to staff. Coaches, coordinates and monitors work, and workload of staff as appropriate.
  6. Ensure adherence to, and ability to demonstrate compliance with, CIHI’s privacy and security policies and procedures when using CIHI data and information.
  7. Maintain current knowledge of CIHI’s data holdings, trends in health services research and health policy, and stakeholder information needs to support current work and contribute to the development of new analytic proposals.
  8. Develop and coordinate project plans, manage timelines, lead and participate in meetings.
  9. Participates in the departments operational planning and corporate reporting.
  10. Participates on external committees and/or represent the Indigenous Health team at conferences and events, as required.
  11. Prepare a range of written materials including presentations, reports, and briefing notes pertaining to First Nations, Inuit & Métis health data priorities.
  12. Maintains knowledge of current and emerging health and data priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments, communities and organizations.
  13. Provides strategic advice and works collaboratively with colleagues and internal stakeholders to support the communications plan for CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy.

What you’ll bring to the table

To find out more about this role and other exciting opportunities visit our website at and check out our ‘Careers’ section.

We thank all those who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note the CIHI Recruiting Team uses email to communicate with applicants. Please make sure your profile has an updated email address that is checked regularly, including the junk/spam mail folder, as we send time sensitive emails (i.e. testing and interview bookings).

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