Health Policy Analyst - Metis Nation British Columbia
Métis Nation British Columbia
Health Policy Analyst
POSITION: PERM FULL-TIME (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: HYBRID Provincial Office (380, 13401 108 Ave, Surrey)
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self- governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
MNBC’s Employer of Choice Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including:
- comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan
- 15 paid days per year for statutory and cultural days (Indigenous Peoples Day, Truth and Reconciliation Day, & Louis Riel Day)
- carpool, parking & public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only)
- educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade.
- remote workplace supports.
- internal advancement & redeployment opportunities
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Health team as a Health Policy Analyst.
Reporting to the Director of Health Governance, the primary objective of the role is to coordinate and lead the research, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic policies and legislation to support MNBC’s Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Harm Reduction, Elders and Veterans Wellness, work to co-develop provincial and federal legislation. This includes supporting MNBC’s participation in work as recommended in the In Plain Sight report, Taanishi Kiiya, and as outlined by the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan. This role will further support MNBC’s Ministry of Health in the development of Métis Social Determinants of Health priorities and strategic objectives and support the Board of Directors through regular updates.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares briefing and material packages, including advice and recommendations regarding the work of the MNBC’s Ministry of Health to the Board of Directors, Senior Leadership, and Métis Chartered Communities.
- Collaborate with staff across MNBC to prepare research, grants, policies and procedures that promote the Métis Social Determinants of Health model to internal and external stakeholders.
- Compile research, data, statistics, investigation of facts, and other information to support the goals of the Task Team and Métis Partnership Table
- Supporting the work of the Métis Data Governance Committee through the identification of health policy issues, report writing and research.
- Assist in writing draft policies and procedures by assembling and organizing information
- Provide administrative support, including responding to email and phone inquiries and coordinating the flow of information to appropriate MNBC staff, and supporting project management.
- Preparing meeting materials and minutes, and follow up on action items arising out of meetings, to ensure timely and accurate completion
- Prepare a variety of progress reports for MNBC’s commitments to federal and provincial stakeholders.
- Support Knowledge Translation work to provide updates to Métis Citizens and Communities about the work of MNBC provincially and federally.
- Support the Senior Director of Health and Director of Health Governance to engage with Métis Governing Members and attend the Métis National Health Council.
- Monitoring federal and provincial legislative proceedings relevant to the scope of MNBC’s Ministry of Health, Mental Health & Harm Reduction, Elders and Veterans Wellness.
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and meet with special-interest groups and individuals, as needed
- Carry out various administrative tasks as assigned
- Ability to travel to engage Métis Chartered Communities and stakeholder meetings
- Monthly reporting of activities and meetings
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Degree or diploma in public administration, business administration, health administration, health sciences, social sciences, or related field
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in development of policy, regulation, and/or legislation in the healthcare or social policy sector
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
- Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
- Knowledge of Cultural Safety and Humility, Métis Cultural Wellness and similar concepts.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and provincial and federal political systems and processes
- Experience in planning, coordinating, and completing complex projects/assignments
- Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a variety of documents and content
- Experience leading components of major projects/initiatives with health authorities, an asset
- Experience navigating challenging stakeholder interactions, an asset
- Experience leading work groups/committees and providing administrative support, an asset
- Proven ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
- Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
- Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Office 365 and other database/software required by the role
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
- Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of the Ministry of Health and MNBC
- There will be a need to attend multiple meetings and events, which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
- Valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence and access to a reliable personal vehicle for work purposes is required
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self- identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Health Policy Analyst” in the subject line of email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Director of Health Governance
Métis Nation British Columbia
MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Candidates for employment must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.