Consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development's Prevention Office, Systems Priorities Unit, where you will provide project leadership and expertise in specialized research, analysis, development, implementation and issues management of occupational health and safety prevention, strategies, policies, programs, and standards.
The Systems Priorities Unit (SPU) leads innovation in the application and integration of data, risk assessment and modeling, knowledge mobilization and evidence-based metrics with Ministry partners to support organizational effectiveness and demonstrate improved outcomes for Ontarians. They provide data, research and analytics capacity for Prevention funding and program areas in the ministry. The unit supports public reporting on Prevention initiatives and the government's Health and Safety strategy.
What can I expect to do in this role?
- lead and conduct evidence-based policy research, analysis and synthesis to formulate recommendations, strategies and policy options for senior management
- design complex evaluative initiatives and studies to support policy and program recommendations on current and emerging issues affecting health and safety prevention
- provide technical leadership and coordination in the development of program, policy options, directives and implementation plans
- develop and nurture critical partnerships and relationships and foster collaboration efforts among all partners and stakeholders
- provide project leadership in the conceptualization, development and evaluation of strategic occupational health and safety prevention policies, program design, and recommendations for changes to legislation/regulations
How do I qualify?
Program and Policy Development
- You have knowledge of program and policy development and evaluation principles, practices and techniques.
- You know how to acquire and apply knowledge of health and safety prevention issues, programs and legislation (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act).
- You can identify trends and issues and understand strategic business and operational planning, financial management, and decision making processes.
Research and Analytical Skills
- You have experience applying statistical, analytical, evaluative and information management methods and tools including qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques to ensure the validity, reliability and integrity of data and research (e.g., multivariate qualitative and quantitative analyses, multiple regression)
- You know how to analyze findings; assess risks and options; and develop authoritative recommendations
You have knowledge of risk- and change management principles.
Project Management Skills
- You have project management experience including providing technical leadership to projects, developing project plans, methodologies, managing resources, identifying project parameters, tracking milestones and reporting on project budgets.
- You can plan and lead multiple, concurrent projects demonstrating time management skills to handle competing demands and changes in priorities.
Communication, Relationship Management, and Consultation Skills
- You have oral and written communication and presentation skills to present, lead and participate in discussions with various audiences and prepare correspondence, communications material, briefing and planning documentation, policy papers, reports, presentations and other documentations.
- You have relationship management skills to maintain partnerships with stakeholders.
- You can persuade, lead and participate in consultations with diverse groups to gain consensus on strategies, policies and program proposals and recommendations.
- You have consultation, collaboration, and advisory skills to liaise with and establish linages with stakeholders to provide advice and propose recommendations on contentious, sensitive issues.
- You can demonstrate political acuity, sensitivity and discretion.
- You have experience using common computer software and ability to use customised software.
3 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
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Monday, March 16, 2020