Title: Senior Manager- Health in Emergencies (HiE)
Location: Ontario Virtual (working remote but travel required)
Duration: Temporary Full Time – until March 31 2023 with possibility of extension
Employment Status: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: $75,864 – $89,500 CAD annually
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Senior Manager- Health in Emergencies (HiE) to join our Emergency Management team.
We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.
The incumbent will work for the planning, coordination and implementation of CRC’s HiE Services; this includes Public Health, Clinical Services and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The Senior Manager, HiE will lead CRC’s HiE interventions in Ontario to strengthen CRC health surge capacities, including urgent support and containment efforts in outbreak settings, provide surge health support for natural disasters and longer-term assistance in community settings to support health and wellness.
In this role, you will:
- Oversee the technical and/or operational aspects of HiE operations including Emergency Response Unit, Emergency Health Services (public health and clinical), and other integrated health services in connection with the CRC Emergency Management (EM) and Health services, and in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples team.
- Lead the Program Management Platforms for HiE Operations and Projects to develop key programming tools across our operation
- Develop a system to ensure clear roles and responsibilities of HiE individuals in different operations. Review/update mobilization targets with People Services focal points;
- Provide direction and support to operations and clinical managers to enable effective HiE program implementation
- Develop proposals / scope of work for new engagements and mandate extensions with a lens for potential new components to strengthen HiE’s contributions.
- Support the negotiation and advance the technical discussions with key health partners in Ontario to position CRC as a partner of choice.
- Represent CRC at various forums and meetings with partners (internal/external) to provide technical or subject matter expertise on health service lines development, implementation, and delivery.
- Collaborate closely with MPHSS and the Indigenous People / Indigenous Health team and support the links with Create Safe Environment (CSE) strategy to ensure all Geo HiE services are relevant, appropriate, and inline with the CRC Indigenous Peoples Framework and the guiding principles.
We are looking for:
- Masters Degree in Public Health, Disaster/Emergency Management, MBA or comparable related degree or combination of education and experience.
- A certificate in an area related to leadership, coaching, business administration, health management is an asset
- Minimum 5 years of experience in health programs in areas related to emergencies, epidemic / pandemic, Indigenous health, community health, primary health care.
- Experience with the concept of rapid mobilization of personnel in the context of an emergency an asset;
- Experience in health needs assessment and the design of emergency health operations and/or community health programming
- The majority of the work is performed in a clean and comfortable environment
- Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice
- Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions.
- This position may require domestic travel to support operations and/or attend conferences, workshops and meetings as required. Must be able to be Medical Cleared for travel in accordance with established CRC Medical criteria in positions where travel will be required
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground).
This position is open until filled, however qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified applicants who apply after the selection process has started, may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
For positions related to Indigenous communities: The official languages recognized within the Canadian Red Cross are English and French however demonstrated skills and ability to communicate in an or multiple Indigenous language(s) or ability to communicate and adapt within Indigenous protocol is highly desirable.