Data Research and Management – Data Analyst

The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for a Data Analyst. The data analyst is a highly qualified professional who is part of a dynamic team. They will provide statistical support for the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and other survey or data collection processes as required by the Chiefs of Ontario (COO). The Data Analyst must have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience and will report to the Chief Operating Officer’s Research Director.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, with the ability to work from a virtual home office. Travel to the COO office or communities may be required for team meetings (pandemic restrictions permitting).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the development and implementation of the HRH project and other related projects.
  • Contributes and works as a member of a professional team responsible for the implementation of regional and national survey and data collection initiatives.
  • Interface and regularly work collaboratively with the First Nations Information Governance Center (FNIGC) national team responsible for the overall coordination of RHS national survey projects.
  • Perform all data analysis and ensure data accuracy and interpretation, as well as support all aspects of research department projects and processes.
  • Provide data analysis support for the HRH research project. Also, identify important factors and key trends as they relate to First Nations.
  • Provide comparative analyzes between data sources using appropriate statistical methods (eg, age standardization).
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations summarizing findings, including detailed description of statistical methods, detailed analysis of findings, and summary of findings for various audiences.
  • Maintains effective interpersonal relationships with National and Regional ERS teams and Regional ERS Coordinators, respect for diversity, consensus judgment, values ​​and ethics.
  • Participate in meetings that can be assigned.
  • Maintain effective documentation of records and files in accordance with organizational protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain, protect and respect the confidentiality of data, survey respondents and Chiefs of Ontario security protocols and procedures.
  • Other duties assigned by Chiefs of Ontario.

Relevant skills:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following fields of study: Computer Science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or Health Sciences or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Experience working with a range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Experience researching and analyzing data on First Nations health issues.
  • Experience working with First Nations organizations or communities a definite asset.
  • Experience working with administrative health data.
  • Experience with First Nations research methods is an asset.
  • Knowledge of key health, education, employment, justice, social and environmental issues impacting First Nations populations in Canada.
  • Knowledge of epidemiological, socio-demographic and statistical principles and methods applied to the analysis of health, education, employment and other related issues.
  • Knowledge of OCAP® principles and their application to First Nations data sovereignty.
  • Experience with data linkages and databases, as well as data extraction and linkage tools

DURATION: As soon as possible until March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension depending on the availability of funds.


The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Send a cover letter, resume and two professional references marked as confidential to:

Email: [email protected]

Sean N. Ayres