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Data analyst position, Vancouver area



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Region 	Corporate Office
Location 	VC100 - Park Royal
City 	West Vancouver
Province 	British Columbia [BC]
Country 	Canada [CA]
Organization Summary 	The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce and specifically to increasing the number of First Nations and Aboriginal employees within our organization. As a result, we ask that all First Nations and Aboriginal applicants self-identify in our recruitment and staffing processes and preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants.

Title 	1021 Data Analyst
Job ID 	1483
Employee Class 	Temporary
Job Duration 	1 year

Job Overview:
Working with the largest-ever provincial Regional Health Survey dataset with an integrated and professional team, you will construct analysis frameworks and planning, conduct analysis and contribute to report writing and knowledge exchange on large data sets housed by FNHA. You will ensure that data analysis and research activities carried out comply with FNHA's priorities, standards and best practices. Further, you will provide exciting potential research and knowledge generation opportunities. This is the perfect opportunity if you are passionate about transforming health systems and uses for health data regionally, provincially, and nationally.

Position Summary:
Working with the largest-ever provincial Regional Health Survey dataset with an integrated and professional team, you will construct analysis frameworks and planning, conduct analysis and contribute to report writing and knowledge exchange on large data sets housed by FNHA. You will ensure that data analysis and research activities carried out comply with FNHA’s priorities, standards and best practices. Further, you will provide exciting potential research and knowledge generation opportunities. This is the perfect opportunity if you are passionate about transforming health systems and uses for health data regionally, provincially, and nationally.

Primary Responsibilities 	

    Conducts data analysis, prepares summaries, visuals, major reports and discussion papers concerning the Regional Health Survey (RHS), the First Nations Early Childhood Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) and other data banks
    Prepares analysis plans and frameworks as directed by the manager, supported by a multidisciplinary team
    Collaborates with Community Leads, field workers and regional staff to obtain and provide necessary information around major research, data sets and data governance related issues and recommend effective solutions. \
    Communicates with communities and Nations post data collection to ensure appropriate and useful information is made available for multi-level policy, planning and program development
    Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams/working groups, duly called meetings with provincial and regional teams, participates in training activities, and liaises with various regional offices and departments
    Promotes Indigenous research methods and aligns with province wide research, knowledge exchange and evaluation teams and staff
    Identifies, analyzes and provides recommendations on research challenges and opportunities concerning FN communities/Nations/Region
    Links with province wide research, knowledge exchange and evaluation teams and staff concerning research resources to utilize at the regional level for community and Nation purposes, polices and processes
    Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications 	

    A University Degree with an acceptable specialization in one or more of the following areas; biostatistics, epidemiology, mathematics or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience
    An understanding and/or completion of courses in advanced statistics, and/or biostatistics, public-health analysis and/or evidence-based methods
    Preferred successful completion of a post-secondary education or specialized program with a First Nations focus
    Relevant, recent and significant experience in data collection, data analysis and presentation of data to a wide variety of audiences (normally acquired over a period of 3-5 years)
    Experience working statistical software SPSS a must with BC First Nations communities and/or organizations
    Experience in developing proposals and briefing packages
    Experience utilizing a variety of office tools including Microsoft Office suite and SharePoin
    Experience handling sensitive and confidential information and matters in a trusted and responsible manne
    Experience developing and maintain administrative systems, processes and procedures
    Experience with Indigenous research methods is an asset
    State the total years of experience to successfully perform in the role
    Include specific area of experience required for the role

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 	

    Advanced knowledge of the concepts, theories and principles of statistics (quantitative and qualitative analysis), bio-statistics and epidemiology is required to: plan, design and conduct epidemiological, bio-statistical and statistical analyses and surveys+
    Knowledge of statistical software SPSS, STATA, SAS or R a must
    Knowledge of the FNHA, and its structure and inter-dependencies
    Knowledge of data collection, research and analysis methods and approaches
    Knowledge of research approaches reflective of Indigenous epistemologies

Competencies 	

    Awareness - Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC.
    Leadership –Influencing, motivating, and inspiring others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational objectives including people and partnership development in a manner consistent with  the 7 Directives, Shared Values, and Wellness Operating Principles.  Able to champion change, in partnership with others, by living the First Nations perspective of health and wellness. 
    Decision making - Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed. Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action.  Commits to decision.
    Problem solving - Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information.  Identifies cause and effect relationships.  Comes up with appropriate solutions with minimal supervision.
    Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills.  Interacts with people effectively.  Able and willing to share and receive information.  Collaborates within the group and across groups.  Supports group decisions.  Puts group goals ahead of own goals.
    Adaptability - Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs.  Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.
    Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives.  Sets priorities and schedules activities.  Allocates and uses resources properly.
    Work standards - Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards.  Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, quality and ensures follow through.
    Motivation - Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job.  Commits to putting in additional effort.  Maintains high level of productivity.  Self-directed.
    Initiative - Takes action to influence events.  Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations, does more than required.
    Integrity - Shares complete and accurate information.  Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures.  Meets own commitments.
    Reliability - Takes personal responsibility for job performance.  Completes work in a timely and consistent manner.  Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.
    Communication - Strong written and oral communication skills.  Expresses ideas succinctly and effectively.  Organizes and delivers information appropriately. Listens actively.
    Stress tolerance - Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis.  Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance and professionalism.  Seeks support from others when necessary.  Uses appropriate coping techniques

Deadline 	May 2, 2017 at 4:00pm
Date Added 	4/13/2017
Organization 	First Nations Health Authority
Website 	http://www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us
Department 	7100-Policy Planning & Transformn
Hours per week 	37.5
Union Code 	NonUnion
PN Number 	1021
Reg/Temp 	Temp (Temporary)
Region 	Corporate Office
Hiring Status 	Vacant