The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.
HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.
The Research Coordinator provides expertise, leadership and vision across the NWT Health and Social Services System and is a champion for excellence in health and social services related research. Located in Yellowknife this senior level position will report to the Director of Corporate Planning, Reporting and Evaluation (CPRE) and be accountable to them. This position often needs to work in a complex matrix management environment and consequently will also work closely with Departmental senior managers and senior managers of the Health and Social Services Authorities. This position is also accountable for overseeing and managing the work of any consultants/experts engaged by the Department to carry out projects.
Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained through a related degree in social sciences preferably at the Masters level, given the scope of the responsibilities. Five (5) years minimum of work experience in research, program monitoring, review and evaluation and three (3) years of progressive writing experience, preferably in government which may include: research studies, reporting writing, policy and position papers, communications materials, and briefing documents.
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445