New Job Consultant, Program Design & Policy In Saskatchewan

Consultant, Program Design & Policy
Consultant, Program Design & Policy

Consultant, Program Design & Policy

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $7,049–$9,165 a month
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Consultant, Program Design & Policy - HUM011636
Employment Type : Permanent Full-time
Location(s) : SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry : 036 Social Services
Salary Range : $7,049-$9,165 Monthly
Grade : MCP.07.

Are you looking for an opportunity to leverage your leadership and communication skills?

Do you want to use your public policy knowledge and skills to have a meaningful impact on the citizens of Saskatchewan?

Do you enjoy working in a challenging, innovative and supportive work environment?

If this sounds exciting, then we have the opportunity for you. The Ministry of Social Services’ Income Assistance Division is hiring for two full-time Program Design & Policy Consultants in the Program Design and Operational Policy Unit, based out of Regina.

If you are interested in improving the province, building responsive policy and programs, being a policy leader, working collaboratively in a team environment and being supported in growing your career, we encourage you to apply.

As a Consultant, Program Design & Policy, your will:

  • Inform and develop policy, programs and process through:
    • analyzing complex issues, environmental and demographic data, trends, and risks;
    • gathering the input of stakeholder groups; and
    • conducting policy research, assessing findings, drafting options, and making recommendations to meet ministry goals and stakeholder needs.
  • Communicate these recommendations to decision makers by drafting policy documents, reports, correspondence, cabinet documents, briefing materials and presentations to stakeholders;
  • Build and elevate stakeholder relationships both internal and external to the ministry, including presenting on key initiatives and options;
  • Respond to inquiries from other ministries, provinces and territories, and the public regarding programs and policies;
  • Develop and contribute to evaluation frameworks, strategic plans, and accountability measures; and
  • Represent the ministry at various committees and tables though providing policy advice and coordinating on an array of ministerial and inter-ministerial initiatives.

Our ideal candidates are analytical individuals with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You are highly motivated, inquisitive, collaborative, and a critical thinker. You take initiative, work as a team, and build and maintain collaborative work relations. You bring key skills and attributes to the team, including:

  • Consultation skills to lead and contribute to working groups, discuss issues, and gain support from stakeholders;
  • Experience with legislative, regulatory, and policy development tools and processes;
  • Ability to reference and interpret acts, regulations, policies, and guidelines;
  • The ability to lead and develop programs, monitor progress and report on outcomes;
  • The ability to complete multiple projects on time while balancing quality of work, competing priorities and responsibilities; and
  • Presentation and facilitation skills to provide information to a variety of audiences.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for a Consultant, Program Design & Policy are obtained through a degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related discipline, or a combination of education with relevant work experience. However, the ministry understands that people can develop skills through a variety of learning environments and situations and is open to considering all candidates who can clearly demonstrate how their learning and experience meets our criteria.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they have gained the required knowledge and abilities required for this position.

This position offers an opportunity for meaningful, challenging work in an encouraging, dynamic team environment that will support career growth. It also offers:

  • A competitive salary;
  • A comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities;
  • Training and support; and
  • Vacation, earned days off (SDO) and other types of leave.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work : M - Monthly Out of Scope
Number of Openings : 2

Closing Date: Jul 8, 2022, 12:59:00 AM