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Program Analyst, OPTions (Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative) - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #913214

Position: Program Analyst, OPTions (Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative)
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower (currently remote)
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Hours: 37.5 per week
Status: Permanent Full-time
Reporting to: Investment Manager, Transition to Scale
Expected Pay: 58,500.00 CAD (plus applicable premiums)

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking a Program Analyst to play a critical role in supporting the administrative duties of the OPTions (Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative) program focused on Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights that supports choice and self-determination for women and girls in relation to their sexuality and reproduction. This includes being in control of where, when and how they terminate their pregnancies, in countries where there are one or more legal grounds to do so.

GCC is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, GCC funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. GCC works closely with a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.

Through the Transition to Scale program, GCC provides catalytic investment to innovators who have achieved proof-of-concept and are now seeking to scale their solution. GCC provides both grant and non-grant financing, as well as technical support, to best support the growth and impact goals of innovators. Since 2011, GCC has supported >230 innovators in >100 countries globally at Transition to Scale.

Program Analyst Role:
Working closely with other members of the Global Health Innovation group, the Program Analyst’s key responsibilities will be to:
• Support efficient, high quality programmatic activities for the Seed and Transition to Scale portfolio throughout all stages of the funding process, from sourcing to negotiation and portfolio management
• Coordinate application intake and review processes, and negotiation processes for new funding agreements
• Ensure innovator reporting is complete and compliant, including review of progress against programmatic milestones, innovator outreach to fulfill reporting requirements, triaging reports for approvals
• Coordinate the monitoring and close-out of existing funding agreements and contracts, including processing contract amendments
• Contribute to knowledge management and translation of project and programmatic data, including data entry and data management
• Act as point of contact for program and project-level information for internal and external stakeholders, including partners, innovators and contractors
• Support process improvements for contract negotiations and post deal execution
• Collaborate with members of cross-functional teams (Knowledge Management, Legal, Finance) on behalf of innovators
• Provide other programmatic and organizational support required as needed
• Identifying potential support needs for negotiating and active innovators
• Assisting with the coordination of technical support for innovators

• Relevant education in a relevant discipline or recognized equivalent and/or relevant experience including but not limited to program support, project coordination and or grant administration
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of access to pregnancy termination, sexual reproductive health rights, and gender-based violence
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills; experience working cross-culturally an asset
• Working knowledge of French an asset

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people from LGBTQ2S+ and disabilities communities are less likely to apply to jobs when they do not meet every qualification. At Grand Challenges Canada, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic, and accountable workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply, as you may be the ideal candidate we are looking for.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experiences in relevant thematic areas are encouraged to apply.

• Start date: Immediate
• Permanent full-time

Application process
• Please send your resume and cover letter
• Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste and attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: January 20, 2022                          Closing Date: February 3, 2023

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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