Health Research and Evaluation Manager – Metis Nation British Columbia

16 June 2023

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Métis Nation British Columbia

Health Research and Evaluation Manager

Ministry of Health

Permanent/Temporary Full-Time/Part time (37.5 hours per week)

Hybrid/Provincial office – Station Tower (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)

Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice

Manager 2               

Salary Range:
$83,000 – $95,000 annually

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 KAA-WIICHIHITOYAAHK (We take care of each other) 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

We seek a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Health team as a Health Research and Evaluation Manager.
The Health Research and Evaluation Manager provides guidance and consultation in evaluating program design and delivery of health services, as well as providing support in research activities and research capacity development. The role employs a mixture of Indigenous and Western methods for identifying, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting outcome measures and research data. The position will create and implement a Metis evaluation framework, review related research, link evidence to the evaluation process; review and assess the impact on services and staff resources; prepares reports and provides evidence-based recommendations for MNBC program and service delivery models. The role prepares research grant applications for approval and manages designated research project activities, budgets, and resources, including subsequent knowledge translation activities.


  • Create trusting relationships with health leaders and employees to teach the health system to respect and honour the unique needs, culture, and experience of the Métis.
  • Liaise with staff and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Foster a practice of cooperative effort and collaborative problem-solving around issues related to improving the health and wellness of Métis people.
  • Communicate complex information to a high-level audience using briefing notes, reports, and other deliverables.
  • Monthly reporting of activities and meetings.
  • Attending various engagement sessions with internal and external partners that may take place outside of regular work hours.
  • Leads planning, research, evaluation, and outcome measurement of MNBC services and initiatives. Works collaboratively with program teams to assess, determine and/or define required information to satisfy specific business requirements.
  • Works with existing and external data sources and develops new collection processes.
  • Professionalism in communication, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • A commitment to collaborate with colleagues within MNBC to de-silo the organization.
  • Designs a practical evaluation model that integrates monitoring, self-assessment, planning and evaluation of program or health services (process and outcome measures);
  • Develops evaluation plans by reviewing evidence-based literature, identifying key stakeholders, developing logic models, identifying meaningful key performance indicators for structure, process and outcomes, developing the design and data collection methods, specifying data collection instruments, developing data analysis plans for both qualitative and quantitative data, recommending budget, resourcing and timelines for implementation.
  • Serves as a consultant to MNBC colleagues and works in collaboration with other departments to make evidence-based recommendations regarding potential changes to programs, delivery of care and impacts on services and staff resources.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts evaluation and research projects through methods such as reviewing the literature, designing methodology and tools, recruiting study participants, collecting, compiling, analyzing, interpreting and reporting data, using a blend of Indigenous and Western approaches as needed.
  • Facilitates the development, implementation, and maintenance of an ongoing evaluation process for MNBC.
  • Develops and prepares research proposals and associated grant applications; interacts with funding agencies to identify and secure grant funding. Acts as Principal Investigator for sponsored research awards; manages designated research budgets and activities.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on best practices related to program evaluation, assessment, monitoring, study design, and research methodologies.
  • Recruits, onboards and supervises program research staff as required.
  • Participates in and advises on knowledge translation activities to ensure optimal spread and uptake of new knowledge arising from evaluation and research projects.
  • Plans and conducts workshops and other training activities and supports capacity development for Indigenous health research.
  • Represents MNBC on internal and external industry, provincial, and federal committees as required.


  • A relevant designation related to the collection and analysis of public health data, such as health science, social science, or data science degree/diploma OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. These are examples of the type of experience we consider “related experience” and are not an exhaustive list. Applicants are not required to have experience in all these areas. Related experience can include volunteer experience and experience gained in the community:
  • Minimum four years of experience working in a community health setting.
  • Recommendation letter from community leadership or health organization.
  • Demonstrated Indigenous leadership experience through work, community, or volunteer experience (e.g., youth representative on a youth council, community governance work, developing health and wellness plans with the community, organizing or participating in community gatherings, coordinating cultural events, being a board member for an Indigenous organization).
  • Experience in research, policy and/or programming related to Indigenous health and wellness.
  • Experience composing written materials for senior leaders or executives, including Chiefs, Council members, and other Indigenous leadership.
  • An ongoing commitment to cultural safety, agility, and humility in every facet of their work.
  • An interest in addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism within the healthcare system alongside Métis Nation and Métis Communities.
  • The ability to analyze quantitative AND qualitative data sets, extrapolate and interpret findings, and provide a concise, coherent synthesis to a high-level audience unfamiliar with data science methodologies.
  • “Two-eyed Seeing” in their approach to using and interpreting data.
  • Drive to affect real, positive, and substantive change for the health and well-being of Métis Citizens.


  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC.
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

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 Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Health Research and Evaluation Manager – #23-078” in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Stephen Thomson
Director of Health Governance
Métis Nation British Columbia