Manager, Health Economics & Organizational Performance

May 20 2020
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories HR, Training, Training - Development - Improvement, Organizational Development
Toronto, ON

Please note that while you may notice the UHN logo or a reference to UHN in this posting, UHN is only hosting this online application on behalf of The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership). The successful candidate will be employed by the Partnership.

Position: Manager, Health Economics & Organizational Performance (Level 7)
Location: Downtown Toronto, near Union Station
Status: Full-Time

Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to implement the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). The Strategy, refreshed last year to address a new set of priorities for 2019-29, aims to reduce the incidence of cancer, increase the likelihood of Canadians surviving cancer, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer. As the steward of the Strategy, we work collaboratively with cancer agencies, governments, national organizations, patients and families and other partners to advance meaningful and measurable progress in achieving shared goals. Our work spans the cancer control continuum (prevention, screening, treatment, palliative care, etc.) but also enablers like data, technology and research. We endeavour to embed a person-centred perspective in all of our work and have specific efforts advancing equity by improving access to care in underserved areas such as rural, northern, and remote communities and address social determinants of health. We work closely with partners in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to co-design and implement strategies to improve health and wellbeing and ensure access to culturally safe cancer control. Through collaboration, we are delivering results against our 2022 outcomes, and planning for addressing the Strategy’s priorities beyond 2022.

This position is part of the Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division headed by the Vice President. This Division is responsible for enabling and contributing to the delivery of the Strategic Priorities in the Partnership’s mandate, with a focus on the Partnership’s Programs and the development of effective and strategically salient initiatives through effective working relationships with leaders in policy, clinical, scientific, administrative and other domains. To deliver on this mandate, the Division encompasses three functional units: Regional Integration, Research and Innovation, and Performance. It works in close collaboration with the other divisions to develop, deliver and report ongoing progress on progress towards the goals of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Director, Performance, the Manager, Health Economics & Organizational Performance is responsible for the use and development of health economic approaches, analyses and tools (such as OncoSim) to support effective, efficient and sustainable resource allocation decisions within cancer control. The Manager will also oversee the implementation of the Partnership’s Performance Measurement & Evaluation framework to monitor progress and drive change within the organization and healthcare system. The Manager will drive collaboration within the Performance team (Health Economics & Organizational Performance, System Performance, and Analytics & Data Integration), within the Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation Division, and across the organization broadly. The Manager will also be responsible for the management of direct reports and key stakeholders, including provincial/territorial/federal partners within cancer agencies, ministries of health and health authorities, academic partners and vendors.

• Provide strategic and timely advice to the Director, Performance and VP, Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation, and other Partnership program areas to support the planning and implementation of work related to health economics and organizational performance
• Lead a team of technical and professional staff to plan and conduct economic evaluations, economic modelling, performance measurement and evaluation activities to support organizational and health system needs
• Provides oversight and strategic direction for the Partnership’s approach to performance measurement and evaluation
• Responsible for the uptake, use and maintenance of the OncoSim microsimulation model, including partner engagement, stakeholder management, oversight of analyses, and sustainability planning for the tool
• Work closely with the Manager, System Performance, and Manager, Analytics & Data Integration to support organizational needs related to the collection of data, measurement and evaluation, and reporting
• Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with international, national, regional, and provincial/territorial level external stakeholders (e.g. government ministries/departments and cancer agencies), as well as professional organizations, academic groups and non-governmental organizations
• Supports the Director in planning existing and new/emerging initiatives, including the development of the annual work plan and budget, long-term plans, and determining the outcomes for projects, as well as monitoring milestones, project budgets, schedules, scope/quality variances and other area of concerns related to the portfolio of work
• Acts as primary contact and source of substantive information regarding program content, status and findings, to internal and external stakeholders
• Manages direct reports. Develops and implements strategies and tools to enhance team effectiveness including optimizing collective team dynamics and inspire, empower individual team member and support their career development
• Manages vendor and partner contracts related to the initiatives
• Works collaboratively with other managers to foster an integrated, high-performing team working in a positive operating culture
• Represents economic and evaluation activities at conferences and other forums as directed by the Director or VP; prepares and presents content at national and international forums as required
• Presents at management meetings as required, prepares briefs regarding relevant summaries of work/reports at relevant stakeholder and internal meetings
• Assists the Director as needed

Essential Skills, Education and Experience
• Master’s degree in health economics, epidemiology, public health or health administration
• Minimum 5-7 years experience in health care policy, health administration or population health, including experience planning and implementing programs and services
• Experience leading and managing teams
• Experience working with provincial, national, and international cancer organizations and professional associations
• Experience in a role requiring external stakeholder relationship management
• Experience and/or knowledge of health economics, preferably in cancer
• Experience and/or knowledge of performance measurement and evaluation
• Experience developing detailed business plans and project management documentation (e.g. charters, work plans, status reports), and in monitoring project performance and managing adjustments related to project resources, schedule or costs where required
• Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products

June 2, 2020

If you are interested in applying to this position, please attach your resume and cover letter to the application.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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