Impact Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative - #8997806

University Health Network

Date: 2022-11-25
City: Toronto, ON
Salary: $58,500 - $58,500 per year
Contract type: Full time
University Health Network

Job Posting #910458

Position: Impact Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Site: MaRS Discovery District
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Reports to: Knowledges Mobilization Manager
Salary: $58,500.00
Status: Permanent Full-time

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrating science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. Grand Challenges Canada works closely with a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.


As an Indigenous-led and -governed platform, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative empowers First Nation, Inuit and Métis innovators to develop and test innovative ideas that benefit their communities and advance reconciliation, while also benefitting non-Indigenous people and the Land. We do this through a gender-lens investment approach that provides flexible grant funding and culturally rooted wrap-around supports that meet innovators where they are at. We are hosted at Grand Challenges Canada, where we receive operational support from an expert team of individuals across various portfolios.

Impact Analyst

We are seeking an Impact Analyst to play a key role in helping the Knowledges and Community Mobilization Team with inquiry and learning activities, including tracking and sharing the progress and impacts of programs and innovators, and capturing and sharing lessons learned for continuous improvement. Reporting to the Knowledges Mobilization Manager, and working closely with others across the team, the Impact Analyst will have the following core responsibilities:

  • Support the development, implementation and evolution of program and innovator Inquiry and Learning Plans and the ongoing evolution of the Inquiry and Learning Bundle, the Indigenous Knowledges and Data Governance Protocol and the Shared Values and Principles of Indigenous Knowledges Creation and Application
  • Support innovators to complete and submit their inquiry and learning reports, including tracking the progress of inquiry and learning activities and requirements
  • Track, clean and do preliminary analysis on inquiry and learning data to inform program indicators and gender progress markers and associated reports
  • Maintain the Fluxx grant management system as it relates to inquiry and learning reporting
  • Collect, track and maintain a database of lessons learned and support the broader team to apply and share these learnings within and beyond the Indigenous Innovation Initiative
  • Support the creation of knowledge products, including reports, presentations, case studies etc.
  • Identify and action opportunities to make Knowledges mobilization processes and systems more efficient and effective
  • Conduct ad hoc research and evaluation to support learning and planning across our work
  • Support risk and issue management as it relates to the above

Key attributes and experience we are looking for in an Impact Analyst:

  • Strong understanding of Indigenous contexts in Canada
  • Education or experience related to Indigenous impact measurement, Knowledges mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, performance measurement, etc.
  • Demonstrated qualitative data analysis, data management and data application skills; narrative reporting skills; and storytelling skills
  • Experience or understanding with research, sensemaking, GBA+, appreciative inquiry, empowerment evaluation, community-based participatory research, gendered approaches to monitoring and evaluation and data visualization are an asset
  • Strong level of comfort working with Microsoft Excel and NVivo
  • Experience working with Fluxx is an asset

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people from LGBTQ2S+ and disabilities communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Grand Challenges Canada, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic, and accountable workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the ideal candidate we are looking for.

Travel within Canada will be required (post COVID). Grand Challenges Canada is committed to supporting equal opportunities to this position - please advise if you require any accommodations and we will support them as needed. We especially invite First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply. If you feel that you are underqualified or overqualified for this position, we encourage you to still apply. Our organization values innovative thinkers and we may be able to create a position that is a better fit to your qualifications.

If we invite you to an interview, you are encouraged to become familiar with the following foundational resources that guide all aspects of the work that we do:

  • Inquiry and Learning Bundle
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Data Governance Protocol
  • Shared Values and Principles of Indigenous Knowledges Creation and Application

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: November 24, 2022 Closing Date: December 15, 2022

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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