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Program Consultant

Job ID: 55881
Job Views: 1,038
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Job Category: Analyst, Research
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11-08-2017

Job Description


Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)


Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.

For over 20 years, CIHI has been a recognized leader in Canada's health care system. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canada's health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians.
CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation.

At CIHI we recognize what matters to our employees. Some of the benefits of working at CIHI include:

  • Competitive salary structure
  • Flexible benefits program from your first day on the job
  • BCMPP enrollment
  • Work-life balance
  • Career Planning Program
  • Learning and Professional Development Program


As a valued member of the CIHI team, your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canada’s Health Care system. We are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field. Our national team of over 700 highly dedicated professionals are a critical element of meeting our strategic goals and fostering a fun, innovative and engaging working experience.

About the Role

CIHI is seeking a Program Consultant for our Analytics and Special Projects team in our Victoria office. The Program Consultant is responsible for providing analytical and project leadership on a variety of initiatives commissioned by internal and external CIHI stakeholders. As a specialist in advanced analytical approaches and information delivery tactics, the Program Consultant provides stakeholders with reliable, relevant and actionable information and insight on health and health care at the national, provincial, regional and facility levels. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the identification, planning, development and implementation of projects. Conducts background research, idea generation, feasibility assessments and other related activities.
  • Conducting analysis on internal and external datasets using advanced analytical, statistical and modelling techniques to deliver insights and making recommendations that support evidence-based strategic, tactical and operational decision-making.
  • Working closely with CIHI’s internal methodology unit to develop robust analytical and statistical approaches using techniques like linear/logistic regression modelling, time-series analysis, regression analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis, etc.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholder to develop an understanding of their needs and to identify ad-hoc data and information needs, developing innovative information products and technical solutions to meet those needs.
  • Developing a solid working knowledge of CIHI’s data holdings, related data held by other organizations and national, provincial and regional issues related to healthcare.  
  • Overseeing multiple projects, writing briefing notes, articles, and reports as well as planning, leading and executing projects to support decision-making in relation to strategic and operational initiatives.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in health information science, health administration, statistics, epidemiology or related discipline, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience, specifically leading projects in health information and analytics delivery.
  • Superior analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data mining, experimental design, cluster analysis, building decision trees, and predictive modelling with proficiency in analytical tools such as SAS, R, SPSS, SQL, VBA, MS-Excel or other statistical software.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and attention to detail – Ability to interpret findings, summarize, synthesize and effectively present analytical insights.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Canadian health system and provincial/regional issues as they relate to health, health information and health policy.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (if needed) to interact with colleagues in other time zones across Canada.
  • Fluency in both official languages is an asset
  • At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To find out more about this role and other exciting opportunities visit our website at  www.cihi.ca and check out our “Careers” section.

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