Job Opportunity - Regional Senior Data Analyst, FNHA 2 Year Term - (Prince George, BC)

February 12, 2021

FNHA Overview

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history.  With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.
Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships.  Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture.  Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

Provides specialized expertise in the research, design, implementation and delivery of regional data analysis and evaluation.  Designs and implements data collection, evaluation, and mapping initiatives, at community, sub-regional and regional levels.


  1. Provides senior level of advice and recommendations in the analytical environment of the Health System Matrix (HSM) and other related First Nations data sources by developing effective tools, ensuring consistency and validity in data and collaborating on the preparation of final summaries and reports for regional stakeholders. 
  2. Undertakes analysis of health status, health utilization and expenditure data, including the HSM, via trend and comparative analysis of expenditures and health service utilization, collating the findings into practical formats, then analyzing and preparing reports and power points that are suitable for community, sub-regional and regional audiences.
  3. Provides a leadership role in the development of data analysis capacity at community, sub-regional and regional levels, supporting community-driven, nation based approaches which inform regional operations and priorities.
  4. Builds data management capacity, including access to First Nations health status, health utilization and expenditure information, through design and development of tools such as the Health Services and Asset Map (HSAM) dashboards and Access interface, and proactively identify potential data sources for inclusion.
  5. Manages and completes assigned projects, such as internal or external data access requests and/or data requirements for regional planning initiatives, proactively anticipating and resolving complex issues or delays and exercising judgement in escalating sensitive or challenging issues to regional management.
  6. Prepares power points, briefing notes, reports and publications related to data presentation and analysis, which are informed by a First Nations wellness perspective
  7. Synthesize internal and external information to support and appropriately interpret the findings of the data analyses in the context of the Northern Regional First Nations health services environment.
  8. Represents the Northern Region, as required, on program evaluation, data management and/or research committees, providing data analysis and economic expertise.
  9. Proposes appropriate methodologies, provide recommendations regarding the nature, scope, and/or objectives of projects and studies, and apply various methods and techniques to acquire research-focused and evidence-based information which will be used to inform economic, health status and/or health utilization projects and assignments.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Recent, relevant and significant experience in statistical analysis and knowledge transformation (usually acquired over a period of 5-7 years)
  • Recent, relevant and significant experience in health research and data analysis
  • Experience working with First Nations/Aboriginal Health  

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Knowledge of research and data analysis methodologies and techniques
  • Applied knowledge of statistical software through coursework or work experiences: Excel, Access, Tableau, R, QGIS and Microsoft SQL
  • Knowledge of First Nations health issues, OCAP ® and associated data governance practices and their link to health governance transformation in BC
  • Knowledge of population health and the First Nations perspective on health and wellness

Closing Statement


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What You Can Expect From Us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.


Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!  

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If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186.