Evaluation Specialist

Evaluation Specialist

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Author pmnationtalk
Date December 1, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Specialist
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Join our small but mighty Health Systems Evaluation team as Evaluation Specialist.

The Evaluation Specialist works as part of a small evaluation team leading the evaluation of selected Interior Health (IH) projects and programs with a particular focus on Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) and related programs. Examples of such programs/projects include Virtual Mental Health Substance Use, Suboxone in the Emergency Department and the IH Substance Use Framework. The Evaluation Specialist reviews MHSU and related initiatives and may supervise practicum students on work that has a focus on effecting positive impacts on healthcare service delivery. The Evaluation Specialist also supports the ongoing development of evaluation competencies in other IH staff and plays a pivotal role in improving healthcare services by supporting planning, decision-making, and accountability in IH. Some travel will be required throughout the region including in-person meetings in Kelowna with existing Evaluation Team members.


• Reviews initiatives being developed and those being implemented and provides leadership to project/program leads to develop an overarching evaluation plan in collaboration with them and other senior stakeholders.
• Collaborates with stakeholders to develop specific evaluation questions, criteria, rubrics, performance measures and evaluation tools; conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis and collaboratively generates recommendations based on evidence.
• Prepares evaluation reports and gives presentations or other appropriate deliverables to senior leaders on selected projects/ programs that assess the efficiency and effectiveness of initiatives in achieving stated goals including health outcomes and improvements in related processes.
• Leads the hiring and supervision of university practicum students who participate in evaluation activities.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.


• A Master’s degree in a health-related field, research, economics, or business management that includes course work in evaluation design, statistical analysis, and project management.
• At least 5 years of experience working in the healthcare environment.
• Must have completed course work in evaluation design, research methods, and statistical analysis.
• Is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society (or actively working towards the CE designation).
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and partners.
• Experience evaluating MHSU or related programs is a strong asset.
• Equivalencies of training, education, or experience will be considered.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Superior writing and reasoning ability with a proven record of delivering useful reporting, data visualization products and presentations to stakeholders.
• Exceptional verbal communication skills as well as independent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Knowledge of the delivery of care in a public healthcare system, government processes, the Health Authority structures, and ARECCI ethics framework and tools responsibilities is an asset.
• Experience with the use of Logic Models, Theory of Change, Performance Monitoring frameworks, Rubrics, and change management models.
• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and facilitation skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with care providers and project managers at the community level.
• Proven analytical, quantitative, qualitative, and evaluation methods work in healthcare.
• A valid BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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