Policy Analyst

PM3 Policy Analyst


Department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery

Health Promotion and Policy Unit, Wellness

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37502

Salary(s):   PM3 $65,288.00 - $82,064.00 per year

Closing Date:   May 24, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Open until exhausted

An eligibility list may be established to fill future term, and regular PM3 Vacancies.  

Manitoba's Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery department is looking for a Policy Analyst to support health promotion, healthy sexuality and harm reduction practices. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada



  • Post secondary education in health, social sciences or public administration.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience leading the planning, design, development and implementation of policies and programs related to harm reduction or  healthy sexuality. 
  • Experience facilitating the development of policy and initiatives involving complex and sensitive subject matter 
  • Experience building relationships and collaborating with diverse stakeholder including community and stakeholder consultation 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of harm reduction, healthy sexuality, population health, determinants of health, and health equity.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to present complex subject matter to a variety of audiences both formally and informally.
  • Excellent written communication skills to produce written material for a variety of audiences
  • Strong political acumen to navigate sensitive subject matter among various stakeholders with differing positions and interests
  • Strong problem solving skills to evaluate complex issues and provide sound advice and recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team often with competing interests
  • Effective time management skills to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.  

  • Ability to analyze and interpret information, evidence and research to facilitate the assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of policies and programs 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to manage projects and lead effective project teams and committees

Reporting to the Director of the Health Promotion and Policy Unit (HPPU), this position is responsible for leading the development implementation, evaluation and monitoring of provincial policy and initiatives that support health promotion, healthy sexuality and harm reduction practices.  This position provides evidence based expertise and works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders including the regional health authorities and non-government agencies on issues involving:  health promotion, healthy sexuality, substance use, drug overdose and harm reduction initiatives.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37502
Service Centre 2
Human Resource Services
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2
Phone:  204-945-7182
Fax: 204-948-2841

Please note that additional administrative or clerical positions may be recruited to through the Common Recruitment Initiative: https://www.gov.mb.ca/govjobs/info/programs.html#CRI


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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