Statistical Analyst

The Statistical Analyst is highly skilled professional that is part of a dynamic team that will provide statistical support for the First Nations Regional Survey on Employment and Education and Early Childhood Education (REES) and the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and other survey or data collection processes as may be required. The Statistical Analyst will report to the UNSI Regional Project Manager. Key Responsibilities: • Support the development and implementation of the REES and the RHS projects

• To contribute and work as a member of a professional team responsible for the implementation of regional and national survey and data collection initiatives.

• To regularly interface and work in conjunction with the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) national team responsible for the overall coordination of the REES and the RHS national survey projects.

• Conduct data analysis and ensure accuracy and interpretation of the REES and RHS data and support all aspects of the REES and RHS projects and processes.

• Provide data analysis support for REES and RHS research projects. As well, identify significant factors and key trends as they relate to First Nations.

• Provide comparative analyses between data sources using appropriate statistical methods (e.g. age standardization).

• 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.

• Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the REES and RHS national and regional teams and RRRS and RHS Regional Coordinators, respect for diversity, consensus-building judgment, values and ethics.

• Participate in meetings as may be assigned.

• Maintain effective record and file documentation under the protocols and procedures ofthe Union of Nova Scotia Indians

• Maintain, protect and respect the confidentiality of the data, survey respondents, and security protocols and procedures of the Union of Nova Scotia Indian Education: Candidates must have a degree from a recognized Canadian university in epidemiology or public health; or a Master’s degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in epidemiology, public health, sociology, education or biostatistics. Work experience in a research and data analysis environment is an asset.

Work Experience and Knowledge:

• Experience working with a range of government and non-governmental stakeholders

• Experience conducting research and data analysis in relation to First Nations health issues

• Experience working with First Nations organizations or communities a definite asset

• Knowledge of key health, education and employment and early childhood development issues impacting First Nations populations in Canada

• Knowledge of epidemiologic, socio-demographic and statistical principles and methods as applied to the analysis of health, education, and other related issues

• Knowledge of Mi’kmaw Language & Culture is an asset

Abilities and Skills: Candidates must have experience and education in data analysis and/or modeling, including experience working with large data sets, as well as familiarity with statistical research, design and methodology is essential. Specifically, the candidate should be familiar with weighing data, as well as interpreting cross tabulations and various other types of analyses (example multivariate). Work experience in the health care and/or education field would be preferred. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Proficiency in SPSS or SAS (i.e. syntax/macro) and Microsoft Office, as well as advanced Internet research ski lls. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills are required, as well as strong verbal and written communications, including 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. Experience in the preparation and dissemination of regular reports and graphs, with analysis, is required. 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 significant effort linked to the mental and visual concentration required to perform the work. Responsibilities: This job does not involve any responsibility linked to the guidance or coordination of other people’s work. There are no or very few responsibilities regarding financial resources.

Hours: Full time- 37.5 hours per week

Compensation: Negotiable based on education and experience

Status: TERM based on available funding

Start Date: Immediately

Benefits: Benefits as determined by The Union of Nova Scotia Indians (paid holidays, sick leave, vacation)

Supervision: This position reports directly to the Project Manager, UNSI

Application deadline is May 18, 2012: Resumes along with Reference letters can be emailed, faxed or mailed to: Sarah Johnson 201 Churchill Drive- Suite 304 Membertou, Nova Scotia B1S OH1
(902) 539-4107

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