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Senior Program Evaluation Officer (Anticipatory) ** Extension of the closing date **

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Contact e-mail: 
Ottawa, Ontario
Posting date: 
October 8, 2018
October 23, 2018


Competition number: N0918-0440

Location of position: Ottawa, Ontario

Job status: Indeterminate

Number of positions being staffed: 1
Classification: GR-08

Salary: $77,155 to $95,251/Year

Language requirements:
Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB)

Open To:
All SSHRC and NSERC employees. As this is an SSHRC position, we will follow SSHRC’s staffing policy

Directorate: Executive Vice-President’s Office (NSERC)

Division: Evaluation

Supervisor: Anna Engman

HR Advisor: Tanya Germano 613-995-4431

Closing date: October 23, 2018

Special posting considerations: *** Please note the extension of the closing date. Candidates who have already submitted an application for Competition number: N0918-0440, Senior Program Evaluation Officer (J0918-0440), need not resubmit a new application.***

*** Candidates who have already submitted an application for Competition number: N0718-0542, Senior Program Evaluation Officer (J0718-0542), need not resubmit a new application.***

A cover letter of 6,000 words (maximum). Candidates must clearly demonstrate IN THEIR COVER LETTER how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the "Statement of Qualifications". Candidates must use the education and experience factors as a header and then provide concrete, clear and direct examples demonstrating how they meet each of the education and experience criteria. If you believe that you meet the experience factor listed as an "asset”, please demonstrate how by providing concrete examples using the above-mentioned requested format. Please note that resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

The results of this competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions within the Evaluation Division over the next twelve months, following the results of the competition.

Although the position to be staffed is an SSHRC position, please note that the Evaluation Division is a joint division which serves both Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Please note that the candidate is responsible for his/her traveling expenses incurred to attend exams and interviews as well as any relocation fees. The employer will not accept any expense claims.

We are committed to being an employer of choice by offering a progressive, positive and flexible work environment. We value our contribution to Canada and are proud of our reputation for supporting research excellence.

Job Summary
Leadership of full scale evaluation studies of large programs or of the more complex and intricate program evaluation studies and projects related to SSHRC, NSERC or interagency programs. Leadership of the working groups formed to oversee evaluations.
Statement of Qualifications

Graduation from a recognized university, with a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree would be an asset
Specialization in public administration, economics, sociology, statistics, evaluation, or social research methods would be an asset

Significant* experience in planning, conducting and managing evaluations consistent with the Federal Government’s policies related to evaluation
Significant* experience in the use of specialized evaluation techniques, both qualitative and quantitative
Significant* experience in analyzing data, synthesizing evaluation findings and presenting them to clients

*Significant is equivalent to three (3) or more years of experience.

Knowledge of program evaluation practice, including federal government performance measurement and evaluation policies/standards
Knowledge of specialized evaluation methodologies and approaches
Knowledge of methods of statistical analysis
Knowledge of the university research environment, the research process and the process of transfer of research results to the user sectors would be an asset.

Ability to develop evaluation frameworks and to conduct evaluation studies using both
qualitative and quantitative methods
Ability to supervise students, temporary staff or contract personnel, as well as consultants
Ability to synthesize evaluation findings and to brief (both orally and in writing) management on findings and recommendations
Ability to interact with sensitivity and persuasiveness with program managers, partners, and other stakeholders
Ability to manage a workload and meet deadlines
Ability to use statistical analysis and presentation software

Personal Suitability
Effective interpersonal relationships (including tact and diplomacy)
Thoroughness and dependability
Able to work effectively under pressure

Condition(s) of Employment
Security Clearance: Secret

In their application, candidates must fully demonstrate that they have all of the required qualifications.
We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us in a timely fashion, of any accommodation assistance you require to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be sent. Only those selected for an exam/interview will be contacted.

We thank all of you for your interest in this employment opportunity.

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