New job Policy Analyst/Planner in Prince Edward Island

Policy Analyst/Planner

Company : Jobs PEI
Salary : $32.57 - $40.70 an hour
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Bi-Weekly Hours: 75.0 hours bi-weekly (Commencing immediately for two years)The Policy Analyst/Planner reports to the Manager, Policy Planning and FPT Relations and is responsible for providing advice, assistance and support regarding the implementation of the Primary Care Roadmap. The position provides comprehensive advice/recommendations to project sponsors, supported by a review of public policy, service delivery, budgetary, human resources considerations and best available research and practice. The position also provides project management support and develops procedures and methodologies to ensure evaluation of strategic planning initiatives, programs, policies, and models of service delivery. Duties will include: - Leading, facilitating, and coordinating departmental strategic/operational planning initiatives;- Providing quality advice and assistance on policy matters to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, Manager, and Director;- Conducting primary care research and analysis of issues/trends of relevance to the department, including monitoring of media sources, federal/provincial announcements, and other public information;- Analyzing and evaluating the impact of federal/provincial policy options in relation to PEI, including the development of recommendations for the Province's position and implementation processes;- Disseminating information on current/pending policy issues, using various techniques (oral briefings, briefing notes, memos, summaries, speaking points, presentations, etc);- Ensuring information sharing and knowledge exchange in all aspects of policy research, development, implementation, evaluation, in order to support collaborative, coordinated, consistent, and evidence based approaches to primary care;- Supporting the development of a comprehensive policy framework for Department, drafting and interpreting planning documents;- Drafting Treasury Board/Executive Council Memoranda submissions, option papers, and policy summaries; contributing to the production of Ministerial Briefing Books;- Developing evaluation frameworks, including objectives and methodologies, coordinating evaluation initiatives, and publishing results and recommendations for primary care initiatives;- Developing effective public information/communication materials to report on departmental goals, priority areas, policy direction, and results; developing presentation materials on departmental initiatives for Executive Council, Strategic Planning Committee, government caucus, etc.;- Reviewing and consolidating information on best practices/current standards and assessing departmental performance in relation to these benchmarks; - Providing advice on program performance and evaluation findings, including recommendations for changes to program, services or legislation based on evidence, analysis and current standards and other related duties.
Minimum Qualifications: - University degree in a related field of study (Health Policy, Health Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Sciences, the Humanities, Business, other related). - Considerable experience and knowledge in the areas of public policy research and development, ideally with experience in health policy, planning, evaluation, and research methods.- Considerable project management skills involving complex projects. - Considerable experience in conducting research, analysis, devising policy options, and recommendations in respect of findings; formulating and presenting policy analysis and advice to senior management; and managing the development of briefing materials.- Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.- Organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and manage time effectively.- A good previous work and attendance record.- The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to beginning employment.- Knowledge of public administration and government decision-making processes.- Facilitation, collaboration, decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills, strong oral, written, presentation and computer skills; proficiency in using the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel and Presentation software programs.- Ability to work effectively with people and the ability to work independently.Other Qualifications: - Bilingualism would be considered and asset.- Additional relevant education and experience will be considered an asset.Preference will be given to UPSE Civil employees as per the UPSE Collective Agreement.Please Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results. The "Notification of Successful Candidates" list posted on the Employment Opportunity board will serve to inform all other applicants of competition results.

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