Call for Expressions of Interest: Ontario Provincial Lead – Health Systems Funding

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ROLE TITLE: Provincial Lead, Health System Funding
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Planning and Regional Programs
LOCATION: Downtown Toronto Subway location on University Ave
TIME COMMITMENT: 2 days per week (This is an amendment. This position was previously posted with a time commitment of 1 day per week.)
TERM: 1 year with possibility of extension

POSTING DATE: September 10, 2018
CLOSING DATE: October 10, 2018

Cancer Care Ontario is seeking expressions of interest from health economists for the position of Provincial Lead, Health Economics. One of CCO’s strategic priorities is Value for Money. Value for Money focuses on maximizing the value of care delivered in health systems by measuring and improving the use of resources. Increasingly, fiscal restraint will force Ontario’s healthcare system to make tough decisions. We strive to enhance our ability to define, measure and improve the value of current and proposed initiatives and programs in the health systems in which we work, as well as develop workable solutions for maximizing overall health system value. This Provincial Lead role will provide direction and guidance for funding initiatives and programs to ensure the best investments continue to be made. The role will also lead the research mandate for Value for Money. This opportunity is open to all qualified candidates.

CCO is looking to engage successful candidate in a non-employment contractual agreement over the course of 1 year with a possibility for extension. Interested parties should forward their expression of interest and curriculum vitae, electronically, to Jonathan Wiersma, Director, Funding Unit (, care of, no later than 11:59pm EST on October 10, 2018.


 Develop CCO’s Health Economics strategy enabling the organization to measure and report healthcare costs at the macro level
 Provide strong, visionary leadership for the development and implementation of the strategic objective of
Value for Money with a focus on health economics;
 Provide leadership for the design and development of methodology to assess investments and patient-based funding programs; evaluation of funding frameworks; and conducting Think Tanks and strategy sessions with stakeholders;
 Collaborate closely with, and provide strategic oversight to, a group of experts in fields integral to health system funding reform and chair any advisory groups as needed to support the Value for Money and funding agenda;
 Establish and maintain strong relationships with thought leaders in health economics on behalf of CCO;
 Ensure that economic assessment projects are relevant, scientifically valid and appropriately planned, resourced, executed;
 Provide leadership in the field of health economics at the provincial level, including research advice or agenda, representing CCO’s projects in the community, at national meetings, and in the media;
 Represent CCO in pan-Canadian groups and conferences;
 Provide leadership and support for the development of research for acceptance into peer reviewed journals, other publications, and conference presentations.

 PhD in Economics, with speciality training in Health Economics and affiliation with an academic institution;
 Knowledge of current and emerging healthcare delivery systems and solid understanding of policy issues;
 Knowledge of clinical, administrative and system issues with respect to patient-based funding and health system funding reform;
 Recognized as an opinion leader within the professional community;
 Experience in leadership positions at provincial, regional and/or local level;
 Ability to interpret information, make sound decisions and communicate these to clinical and non-clinical audiences;
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to build consensus.

While all of the above qualifications are desirable for this position, interested parties who meet the majority, but not all, are encouraged to apply.

Interested parties should forward their expression of interest and curriculum vitae, electronically, to Jonathan Wiersma care of Jenna Davis no later than 11:59pm EST on October 10, 2018.
We will evaluate all applications against the skills and experience requirements for the position. Those candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly by a representative from the Business Unit. CCO may consider applications from incumbents currently in the position. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks after the close of the posting, you can assume you are not under consideration for this position.

CCO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

More about Cancer Care Ontario:
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario’s cancer services and prevention efforts. As the provincial government’s chief cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario directs over $700-million in public health care funding for cancer prevention, detection and care. The agency also operates screening and prevention programs; collects, monitors and reports information about cancer and cancer system performance; develops evidence-based standards and guidelines for health care providers; and works with regional providers to plan and improve cancer services.
As an operation service agency of government, we are accountable for engaging regulated health professionals through a process that is conducted in a fair and transparent manner, providing equal treatment to all qualified parties.
Our website is at:

We are guided in most part by the Ontario Cancer Plan at:

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