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Senior Evaluation Analyst, Performance, Analytics and Evaluation

Canada Foundation for Innovation

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted June 27, 2018.

(12 month assignment)

Reporting to the Director, Performance, Analytics and Evaluation, the incumbent will work within a team and be responsible for research and analysis related to CFI funding mechanisms, policies, and funded infrastructure. The Senior Evaluation Analyst will provide leadership, support and project management on matters related to outcome assessment, corporate performance measurement, data management, science and technology (S&T)-relevant policy analysis, and program and organizational evaluation. The incumbent will develop and deliver high-quality analysis, reports and briefing notes demonstrating accountability and/or providing advice for operational and strategic decision-making.

Key activities

  • Plan and conduct or oversee research and analysis to examine the CFI’s role in the Canadian S&T environment and to inform policy discussions
  • Develop or adapt research and evaluation methods, tools and techniques most appropriate for outcome assessment studies based on best practices and innovations.
  • Support the development of indicators and assessment plans for the implementation of and reporting against the CFI’s strategic plan and performance, evaluation, risk and audit framework.
  • Plan and conduct or oversee research and analysis that assess the outcomes and societal impact of research.
  • Keep abreast of relevant literature, science policy developments, and related emerging practices by identifying, monitoring and reviewing trends and issues related to S&T.
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures, tools and processes that ensure on-going effective and efficient conduct of outcome assessment, corporate performance measurement, and evaluation projects.
  • Develop and maintain networks with internal and external stakeholders (including science based departments and agencies and domestic and international research and research infrastructure funders) to ensure that activities are complementary and designed to meet the needs of major stakeholders.


Skills and knowledge

Proficiency in both official languages is a strong asset.  In addition, the incumbent shall:

  • Have a graduate degree in natural sciences, engineering, health or in the social sciences (e.g., science policy, economics, political science, public administration).
  • Extensive knowledge of research theories, principles, practices and methodologies as well as 5-7 years relevant working experience in planning and implementing qualitative and quantitative research projects related to outcome evaluation and performance measurement.
  • Possess excellent systematic inquiry skills, situational analysis skills and reflective practices.
  • Excellent ability to critically think through and analyse complex qualitative and quantitative information, identify issues and formulate recommendations
  • Possess 5-7 years project management experience, including multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, the ability to take initiative, work independently and within a team.
  • Strong understanding of science and technology (S&T) policy, research and development (R&D) funding programs and available indicator data.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, database and statistical software; knowledge and experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., QDA Miner, NVivo).  Proficiency with business intelligence reporting tools (i.e. COGNOS) is a strong asset.


Physical demands

  • This is a headquarters based function with occasional travel requirement.



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


For immediate staffing of one permanent, full-time opportunity.  Please send your cv and letter of interest by end of business day, July 26, 2018.  We will review applications as they are received.  Send your application to:

Eric Desjardins Manager, Human Resources
Canada Foundation for Innovation,

We would like to thank all candidates who apply. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation supports official language and employment equality principles, and respects Ontario’s Accessibility Standard for Customer Service policy.

Visit our website for more information about the CFI.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

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