New Opportunity – Lead, Canadian Cancer Real World Evaluation Platform

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The Lead will play a critical role managing the day-to-day operations of the CCRE platform. The Lead will oversee the management of individual projects by determining project milestones; resourcing, scheduling and tracking project progress; managing project budgets, contracts and agreements; and managing documentation, communication and operational reporting. The success of the Platform in providing timely and relevant responses to questions from policy stakeholders in Canadian drug reimbursement will be dependent on the effective project management and operational planning from this role.  

 Here is what you will be doing:

 In this newly created role, this Lead will be part of the Ontario Health office for the Canadian Cancer Real-world Evaluation (CCRE) Core Platform Team, which will generate real-world evidence in response to cancer-related queries from health-care decision-makers across Canada.

Overall responsibilities:

  • Develop project work plans in coordination with internal and external stakeholders, technical subject matter experts (methodologists, analysts and clinicians) and program leads to establish and monitor project scope, deliverables, budgets, accountabilities, schedules, timelines, resources, monitoring, and post-project evaluation
  • Facilitate and implement processes, governance and oversight activities for the CCRE platform
  • Plan and coordinate the daily work and resourcing of the CCRE program team, including cross-provincial staff
  • Manage documentation requirements, including quarterly, mid-annual, and annual operational reporting, tracking query-specific workload, costing and performance metrics required by the sponsor and for internal program management
  • Develop and refine systems, tools and templates to establish innovative and standardized processes, measure progress, and enable efficiencies in query response
  • Develop communication plans and communicate on project progress and operational performance within Ontario Health, with partner organizations, and with the program’s sponsor
  • Prepare or coordinate all presentations for the CCRE Executive Steering Committee and other groups as required
  • Work with other PDRP managers to support internal reporting, including financials



  • Working with the manager, develop program metrics and a performance dashboard for internal and external audiences
  • Measure and track performance indicators and metrics from before, during and after project delivery
  • Identify operational insights and trends to proactively raise issues and manage project roadblocks
  • Serve as a resource on evidence synthesis and the analysis of data related to CCRE queries
  • Liaise with clinical experts and other stakeholders to ensure the appropriate perspectives are incorporated into responses to CCRE queries


  • Collaborate with the CCRE team to:
    • Summarize, analyze, and assist with the preparation of documents and presentation material
    • Coordinate all logistics and facilitate internal and external processes
    • Develop final products that are suitable for primary and secondary audiences (e.g., public)
  • Collaborate with Methodologist and analytic team to:
    • Manage project timelines and requirements to ensure each project is appropriately resourced and each team member is set up to deliver their best work
    • Identify risks and determine mitigation strategies to enable successful and timely completion of project deliverables
    • Coordinate development and submission of project-specific documentation e.g., for data access, protocol registration, stakeholder consultations
  • Collaborates with OH colleagues to support and execute other activities related to each project

Relationship Management:

  • Develop relationships with colleagues within the CCRE team, within PDRP, across the organization, and externally to advance the objectives of the CCRE platform and to support best practices, issues, and operational needs of the platform
  • Coordinate project stakeholder consultations, including engagement activities with methods, data, and clinical experts and patient advisors
  • Foster culture aligned to the purpose and values of the organization and support equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate leadership and integrity in interactions with internal and external stakeholders

 Here is what you will need to be successful:

 Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or PhD in health sciences, health administration, health research, or a related field of study
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in business or research operations managing/implementing healthcare projects
  • Minimum of two years using research methods and appraising evidence
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple high-profile, high-risk projects of various sizes and complexity. Experience should include developing workplans, identifying and coordinating resources, finalizing deliverables, and presenting findings
  • Experience in managing budgets and financing, governance, operational and program planning
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred
  • Experience with qualitative evidence synthesis is an asset
  • Knowledge of business tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, or ISO 9000 methodologies to support continuous improvement is an asset
  • Experience in drug benefit management and particularly cancer drug funding is an asset
  • Experience and aptitude for analysis, interpretation and presentation of data is a strong asset 


Knowledge and Skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience engaging and building relationships and consensus among diverse stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, and knowledge of business workflows, operations processes, and systems
  • A strong understanding of Ontario’s health care system at the provider, facility, regional and provincial levels
  • An understanding of Ontario drug reimbursement frameworks, policies, and systems is an asset
  • Demonstrated initiative and independence anticipate organizational needs and take appropriate action
  • Can function at a high level of autonomy in setting objectives for a team, and managing expectations
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving techniques, good judgement in resolving/escalating and communicating issues and risks, and effective facilitation skills
  • Excellent written (particularly technical writing) and verbal communication skills including comfort with presentations and meeting facilitation
  • Capacity to work effectively in a rapid-pace work environment and manage competing priorities
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies and software is required
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Access and Excel preferred 

 Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time

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