Research Analyst: Research and Data Management

The Chiefs of Ontario welcome applications for a research analyst on the research and data management team. The position will conduct research as part of a Department of Health funded project – Data Discovery and Governance Design Project.

The research projects focus on:
• Landscape Analysis of First Nations Regional Data: The analysis will identify First Nations health and social data, where it is located, who owns it, and how it is managed and accessed.
This information will be essential in future discussions on the role of OCAP® in the provincial data ecosystem.
• Scoping paper – Alliance model: the research project will examine different perspectives on how an alliance could be established between a regional central health data authority and
First Nations of Ontario. Points of interdependence and alignment with: OCAP principles, national instruments such as the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples, and
initiatives such as Truth and Reconciliation recommendations will be highlighted in this exploration of First Nations data governance by alliance.

The Research Analyst will work with the Director of Research and Data Management and is a member of the Chiefs of Ontario Research and Data Management team. The Research Analyst will have excellent organizational and analytical skills and will participate in the planning, organization and implementation of work within the department. The research analyst will conduct their activities and interactions in a manner that respects diversity and conforms to First Nations culture and traditions.

• Perform a landscape analysis of regional First Nations data
• Research alliance models and write an exploratory document outlining potential alliance models for Ontario First Nations and a provincial data health authority.
• Build relationships and knowledge that advance First Nations data.
• Establish and maintain relationships with First Nations leaders, provincial and external organizations.
• Provide progress reports and prepare memos, briefing notes, speaking notes and presentations.
• Attend meetings and gatherings as needed

• A graduate degree in health, Aboriginal relations or science or 5 to 10 years of experience in First Nations or Aboriginal research.
• Knowledge of First Nations traditions, cultures and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown.
• Experience working with First Nations communities and / or organizations is an asset.
• Knowledge of data governance principles for First Nations data in Ontario.
• Knowledge of privacy and related data regulations
• Experience in research and report writing.
• Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
• Experience with provincial and federal governments such as the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario, Indigenous Services Canada.
• Excellent communication skills, including written and spoken.
• Excellent project coordination skills with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve and operate independently.
• Must be trustworthy, reliable and maintain confidentiality.

DURATION: From February 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023 (renewal potential depending on available funding and performance)

SITE: Toronto (during COVID-19 shutdown, employee will work from home office)
Must be able to work flexible hours during busy seasons: assemblies, meetings outside of Toronto.

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Send an application letter, curriculum vitae and include two references marked confidential to:

Ashley Nardella, Human Resources
Email: [email protected]

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