Statistical Data Analyst
1-year term position
Deadline for applications: January 6, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. EST
The Statistical Data Analyst is a highly skilled professional that is part of a dynamic team that will provide statistical support to the survey processes of the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC). The Statistical Data Analyst must have a minimum of three (3) years’ work experience, will report directly to the Senior Manager, Methodology & Statistics, and will work in collaboration with FNIGC’s team of analysts in the preparation of various reports and publications.
- Work as a member of a professional team responsible for data cleaning and analysis of FNIGC data sets.
- Conduct statistical analyses with precision and ensure accurate and faithful interpretation of the data.
- Summarize statistical results of research projects by creating graphs, tables and charts.
- Prepare written reports and oral presentations summarizing findings, including detailed description of statistical methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions for a variety of audiences.
- Undertake comparative analyses between data sources using appropriate statistical methods.
- Prepare and maintain effective metadata and related documentation to support FNIGC data processes.
- Participate in the development of statistical surveys and related methodology, as directed.
- Assist in responding to requests for statistical tabulations pertinent to FNIGC’s First Nations Labour and Employment Development Survey (FNLEDS), the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS) and other projects, as required.
- Develop and prepare research manuscripts and special reports based on FNIGC data, in alignment with organizational research priorities.
- Work in conjunction with FNIGC’s national team responsible for the coordination of the FNLEDS, the FNRHS, and other national survey projects.
- Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with FNIGC’s national team members along with Regional Coordinators and their teams, with respect for diversity, consensus-building judgment, values and ethics.
- Participate in meetings, as required.
- Maintain, protect and respect the confidentiality of the data, survey respondents, and security protocols and procedures of the FNIGC.
- Uphold the First Nations principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®).
- Other duties as assigned by FNIGC.
Education and Work Experience
The Statistical Data Analyst must have a master’s degree from a recognized university specializing in epidemiology or public health or acceptable specializations in education, economics, public health, sociology, psychology, or biostatistics. They must also have a minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in a research and data analysis environment.
Experience working with First Nations and government processes is a definite asset. Efficient time-management skills with strong analytical and writing skills are a must. The candidate must also possess effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Abilities & Skills
The successful candidate must have education in and experience with data cleaning, analysis, and modeling, including relevant experience working with large data sets. Familiarity with statistical research design and methodology is considered essential.
Specifically the candidate should be familiar with understanding and creating syntax, sampling, weighting data, and interpreting cross tabulations and various other types of analyses. Work experience in the health care or education field would be preferred, though other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Proficiency in SPSS or SAS (i.e. fluency with syntax), Microsoft Office, and advanced Internet research skills is required.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required, along with strong verbal and written communications and the proven ability to make presentations. Must possess solid organizational skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as a high degree of initiative. Solid experience in the preparation and dissemination of quantitative reports and academic manuscripts is required.
Note: a sample of the candidate’s peer-reviewed work may be requested.
Physical & Intellectual Effort
This position involves occasional handling of loads under 10kg. For handling heavier loads, help is easily available. In terms of intensity, there is a significant effort linked to the mental and visual concentration required to perform the work.
This position requires responsibility linked to supporting organizational research needs. Work involves tasks performed following specific and detailed directives. The employee must report to the Senior Manager, Methodology & Statistics or the Executive Director regarding any unusual issues or situation.
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
As per term employment agreement
As determined by FNIGC for a full-time term position (paid holidays, sick leave, vacation)
This position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Methodology & Statistics.
Office space will be located at FNIGC’s Ottawa offices. Some travel may be required.
To Submit an Application
Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a current resume that demonstrates the minimum criteria for this position, copies of all certifications, diploma, and degrees, and three (3) work-related references with current contact information.
All applications received by the closing date will be thoroughly screened and only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Note: A written test will be administered onsite following the interview.
If the interview process is favourable for a particular candidate references will be contacted. Depending on the feedback provided, combined with the interview and test results, this position may be offered to the successful applicant.
Please submit your application via mail or email by Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 4:00pm (EST) to:
Ms. Janet Restoule
Executive & Operations Assistant
First Nations Information Governance Centre
170 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 904
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V5
Telephone (613) 733-1916 ext. 111
Toll-free (866) 997-6248
Fax (613) 231-7072