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Job Details

Job Number:  57298
Delivery Manager
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Delivery Manager (Level 6)
12-month contract (to cover parental leave)


The position of Delivery Manager is part of the Strategy Division. This division oversees and integrates Strategy Development and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Engagement and Outreach, Digital Innovation, and Corporate Communications to drive the Partnership’s work, increase our ability to achieve our key goals and outcomes, and to enhance collaboration with our partners. The responsibilities of this Division also include advancing progress of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis strategy through active engagement and involvement with partners and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Manager, Delivery Management Office, the Delivery Manager is accountable for project management and direct health program delivery support to successfully implement and measure the Partnership’s program initiatives in areas such as Cancer Prevention & Research, Screening & Early Detection, Diagnosis & Clinical Care, Person-Centred Perspective and System Performance.  The role of the Delivery Manager, working with an interdisciplinary team across the organization and with external partners, includes leading overall business planning; detailed project planning; ongoing management, monitoring and controlling scope and budget, risks and issues; and project analysis and reporting.  These responsibilities are all in support of achieving the organization’s cancer control outcomes with the goal of making a positive difference to the lives of Canadians affected by cancer.

Mandate-specific accountabilities

  • In support of the program team, which may include the Director/Advisory Groups/Program Leads, lead the corporate planning, including the development of the annual work plan, long term plans, and related operating plan requirements, to meet the outcomes for programs as well as progress reporting on those plans as required by the Partnership’s management, Board of Directors and Health Canada.
  • Collaborate with the applicable content experts supporting the program strategy and initiatives to establish project foundations, including baseline data, business cases and full project plans to support the execution of the annual and long-term plans.
  • With input from the program leadership, specialists and content experts, actively manage one large or a collection of projects for one or more program area. This includes tracking project progress according to project plan and project gating, monitoring and reporting on project and major barriers encountered, and making recommendations related to changes required following the change control processes to facilitate a successful outcome.
  • Monitor contract deliverables of projects with external partners in the cancer control field to ensure successful achievement of program goals.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the organization to provide project information on behalf of content leads to integrate work related to finance, procurement, strategy, evaluation and performance measurement. Actively support the development and facilitation of request for proposals (RFP’s) and external service and partner contracts/agreements. Proactively influence direct and indirect partners and resources for the achievement of program efficiencies, effectiveness, and measurably improved and sustainable economic and social outcomes:
    • Collaborate with a team of internal and external peers and analysts
    • Drive innovations in the delivery function to achieve maximum productivity and synergies with management and staff in the Partnership’s program areas
    • Identify and effectively resolve issues, working with finance to redirect budget and resources as applicable.
  • Collaboratively establish and proactively manage risk management plans, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the project lifecycle; escalate risks when needed; and maintain and handle the issues log.
  • Identify and analyze project schedule, and scope/quality variances and areas of concern; communicate actual or projected variances for project status reporting; collaborating with finance analysts and procurement colleagues where budgets and contractual agreements are involved.
  • Act as primary contact for scheduled and ad hoc project status updates and reporting, including cancer control indicators, leading and lagging, and other measures.
  • Collaboratively establish processes and controls by contributing to and applying the Partnership’s Delivery Management Framework, including methodology, change management, tools, guidelines and templates. Ensure that all project control activities are executed within the framework.
  • Collaboratively capture and document Lessons Learned and translate to Delivery Management Office methodologies and tools. Assists the Director, Board and Delivery Management, as needed in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Delivery Management Office.

General accountabilities

  • Be accountable for collaboration across divisions and portfolios and with external partners
  • Support Director/VP Accountabilities, overall strategic priorities and core enabling functions
  • Support division strategy and goals, allocate resources and deliver results on time and within budget

Essential skills and attributes

  • Proven project management skills, with knowledge and experience in all facets of the project management life cycle with a quality orientation and attention to detail
    • Detail-oriented, including the ability to identify important details, ensuring things are not overlooked and delivering a consistently high quality of work, keeping the overall goals of the project in mind
    • Strong facilitation, presentation skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Collaborative leadership style with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
    • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Ability to influence and work productively with multiple partners; previous consulting experience is an asset
  • Strong business acumen
    • Proven credibility gained by consistently delivering on commitments
    • Demonstrated ability to move across a range of projects and partners over time
    • Excellent client relationship, negotiation and problem-resolution skills
    • Demonstrated initiative including finding innovative solutions for the organization and partners
    • Solution oriented, critical thinker and creative problem solver

Experience and education

  • University degree preferably in Business, Public Administration, Life Sciences, Health Care or related field
  • Five to seven years of progressive project management experience with at least two years as the Project Lead (managing projects from start to finish)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred.
  • Comprehensive experience facilitating and managing complex projects and working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and partners
  • Experience in developing detailed analysis, interpretation and opinion to support and guide senior stakeholders
  • Experience in project management in healthcare environments such as hospitals, government/public sector preferred
  • Experience with MS Project required
How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to: TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Details
Aileen Gomez
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
145 King St W, Suite 900
Toronto, ON, M5H 1J8

Tel: 4169159222
www:   www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/

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