Michael Smith Health Research BC
Michael Smith Health Research BC, funded by the Government of British Columbia, is BC’s health research agency. We strengthen the province’s health research system by supporting the people, institutions and activities that generate and use research-based knowledge to promote, restore and maintain the health of British Columbians. Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation in health research. And we’re driven by the belief that health-related decision making should be informed by high quality research produced in an equitable, diverse and inclusive research system.
We are a team of dedicated professionals who care deeply about each other and our work. We believe in embracing diversity as a strength and core value, creating spaces that are inclusive of all peoples, and are grounded in our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and respect for Indigenous self-determination. We value and support a diverse workforce, reflective of different backgrounds, skillsets, perspectives and life experiences.
Our benefits package includes a pension plan, generous dental and health insurance and a wellness allowance; our professional development policy supports learning and growth.
We have a hybrid work model. When you are in the office, our beautiful space offers views of False Creek, an outdoor patio (think summer BBQs!) and a fitness centre, and it’s walking distance to restaurants and other amenities. Our social committee, Team Good Times, organizes events throughout the year.
If you are looking for meaningful work in a supportive environment, and you are inspired by making a difference in BC’s exceptional health research community, read on to learn more.
A key member of the BC SUPPORT Unit, the Evaluation Analyst, in collaboration with the Performance Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Lead, is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the Unit’s performance measurement framework. The Evaluation Analyst also completes reviews of related research and provides evidence-based recommendations related to the evaluation of the Unit’s programs and service delivery model. The position requires strong knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative methods used in program and project evaluation.
- Supports the evaluation of Unit activities: working collaboratively with the PMEL and activity leads to identify, monitor, and report on outcomes of activities aligned with SUPPORT Unit goals and objectives.
- Undertakes data collection, analysis, and visualization in accordance with the data analysis plan.
- Develops practical process and outcomes focused evaluation frameworks and/or evaluation plans for internal and external projects.
- Designs an evaluation approach by reviewing evidence-based literature, identifying key stakeholders, developing logic models, identifying key performance indicators, developing the design and data collection methods, and corresponding data collection instruments.
- Writes evaluation reports and completes data syntheses for Unit and organization leadership to inform strategic and operational planning.
- Responsible for the collection of data for annual activity and outcomes reporting for funders.
- Accountable for the development and monitoring of work plans for provincial activities.
- Functions, interacts, and collaborates as an active team member within Health Research BC to provide subject matter expertise, interpretation, and recommendations on data sources and use of appropriate statistical analysis.
- Utilizes various software tools to analyse, interpret and conduct analysis of internal and external data
- Performs other duties, as required, to support Unit activities.
- Undergraduate degree with thesis, research, or evaluation experience, with a minimum of four years of recent, demonstratable experience with learning and applying research methods, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. A master’s degree is an asset.
- Strong knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative methods used in program and project evaluation.
- Experience with mapping outcomes and evaluation for projects and programs.
- Strong critical thinking and analysis skills and a natural tendency to recommend solutions.
- Familiar with data cleaning, analysis, and visualization processes.
- Experience and understanding of strategic thinking and planning.
- Strong verbal, written and electronic communications skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to establish and maintain relationships, and interact effectively and collaboratively with Health Research BC colleagues as well as a wide and diverse range of partners.
- Self-directed, with the ability to organize, establish and manage priorities and workflow, work and think independently, complete multiple tasks, problem-solve, and deliver results without direct supervision.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, while working effectively under pressure to meet difficult deadlines.
- Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and Indigenous reconciliation; training and/or experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion and/or Indigenous cultural safety an asset.
How to Apply
If this sounds like you and you would like to play a role in maximizing the impact of health research in BC, please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio online at https://healthresearchbc.ca/about/careers/. We thank everyone for their interest, but only suitable candidates will be contacted