NSHA Evaluation Position

Here is some information on a current job opportunity in evaluation in Nova Scotia!

Planning and Evaluation Coordinator

Apply to this job now: https://jobs.nshealth.ca/job/Guysborough%2CWolfville%2CYarmouth-Planning-and-Evaluation-Coordinator-Nova-B2Y-4G8/354435617/

Req ID: 1747
Location: Central
Company: NSHA
Department: Public Health Foundations, Science & System Performance
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1.00 position(s)
Union Status: Admin Professionals NSGEU Hlthcare
Posting Closing Date: 03-May-17

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

The Planning and Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for providing expert advice and leadership for evidence-gathering and planning initiatives to support accountability, planning, and evidence-based decision making within Public health.
The Coordinator establishes and leads project teams and committees to develop monitoring and evaluation initiatives; designs and implements evaluation frameworks and related tools; and conducts literature reviews and jurisdictional scans.
The Coordinator contributes to a culture of evaluation and evidence-informed decision-making through the development of tools, standardized processes, and capacity-building initiatives.

* Masters degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Health Administration, Applied Social Sciences, Community Health, Program Evaluation, Health Promotion with an emphasis on program planning and evaluation OR equivalent combination of education and experience
* Five years of experience in planning, evaluation, quality improvement, or social science research
* Experience in public health preferred
* Registered, or eligible for registration, with professional association applicable to educational background
* Canadian Evaluation Society’s Credentialed Evaluator designation preferred
* Demonstrated knowledge of research and evaluation design and methodology
* Strong project management and facilitation skills
* Excellent communication skills to interpret evaluation and statistical information to non-evaluators
* Very strong information analysis, synthesis, interpretation and writing skills
* Experience conducting systematic literature reviews and environment scans
* Understanding of the population health approach
* Ability to work independently and take initiative
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information
Hours of Work
Permanent Full-Time Position; 70 hours bi-weekly
Salary Information
$ 32. 6138 – $ 39.7137 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
This is an Administrative Professionals agreement- NSGEU Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.
Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile.
Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits and vacation entitlement and/or usage,
Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.


Conference funding support recipient announced

Jenn Dixon the successful applicant for conference funding support!
Thank you to all of those who applied for this opportunity. After a competitive process, Jenn Dixon was selected as the successful applicant. Jenn is a current Nova Scotia Chapter member, a previous member of the BC/Yukon Chapter, and currently works as an Evaluation Consultant with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Congrats to Jenn, and enjoy the conference!

Professional Development Opportunity- Evaluation at UNICEF: Bringing the International Experience to the Local Setting

Evaluation at UNICEF: Bringing the International Experience to the Local Setting

Friday, April 7, 2017

Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave.

This workshop is sponsored by Dalhousie’s Master in Information Management Program (MIM) and the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CESNS). This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity to examine the influence of international evaluation demands and practice on our local work. There will be a panel of local evaluators who will comment on the applicability of international evaluation to the local setting.

The workshop will explore the following topics:

  • UNICEF and its relationship with the UN
  • Evaluation requirements and use in decision making at UNICEF
  • UNICEF evaluation examples
  • Discussion of evaluation in local and international settings
  • Data mining and visualization


The Presenter – Raed Abdel Sater

Raed Abdel Sater is the information manager for the UNICEF Lebanon office. Since 2012, he worked in different emergency operations for UN agencies intervening in the middle east and supporting planning, implementation and management of monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining UNICEF in 2014, Raed served as Data manager in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon supporting national and international research and intervention access programs. Raed is a MIS specialist with extensive experience in design and management of research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building on evaluation methodologies; promotion of a culture of information use and utilization of information for evidence-based decision-making. Raed is a student in the Masters in Management Information Program at Dalhousie. He is studying on-line from Lebanon.



Register by April 5, 2017: https://cesns.ca/store/evaluationunicef.html

The workshop is provided free of charge by CESNS and the MIM Program at Dalhousie.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For questions, contact Dorian Watts at pd@cesns.ca

Professional Development Opportunity- shared by a past presenter at a CES-NS Event

“The Importance of Understanding Ethical Risk to an Organization’s Reputation and Integrity”.

Ann D. E. Fraser, PhD, Executive Director, Values, Integrity and Conflict Resolution Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Ann Fraser is a highly respected leader of organizational values and ethics in the Government of Canada; she built and leads that practice at the Canada Food Inspection Agency. In this 90 minute webinar including time for discussion, Dr. Fraser will

  • describe what a values-based organization is and why it is so important and powerful;
  • explain how understanding and managing ethical risk contribute to an organization being  values-based.
  • briefly describe the steps taken to create an Ethical Risk Profile; and,
  • discuss what her organization learned and continues to learn from this process of ethical  risk management.

Click here to register:


The webinar is free to EPAC members, $40 to others ($15 to students). Or become an EPAC member for less than the price of two webinars.