Policy and Program Analyst

Policy and Program Analyst

PM2 Policy and Program Analyst 2


Department of Families

Child and Youth Services, Child and Family Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36604

Salary(s):   PM2 $59,406.00 – $74,801.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 23, 2020

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 women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

The Child and Youth Services Division is seeking a Policy Analyst to join our team. The Child and Youth Services Division administers funding for the provision of child and family services (CFS) and other supports for children and families. The division works with the four CFS Authorities and agencies, community-based service providers and others to help keep children safe and protected, and to assist at-risk children, youth and families. The division supports and delivers specialized services, including community prevention programming, provincial abuse investigations and registries, adoption and post-adoption services, and Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba’s Strategy to Prevent Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking. The division develops, implements and evaluates strategies affecting children in collaboration with the Social Innovation Office.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with vulnerable  sector search
  • Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Prior Contact Check


  • A university degree in social science, or relevant specialized discipline
  • Experience conducting research and developing policy and programs
  • Experience reviewing policy and programs and providing recommendations to achieve established objectives
  • Experience in market, financial analysis and forecasting
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team and with various stakeholders
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the application of computer technology, including Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and the Internet), or similar software programs


  • Knowledge of the Provincial child and family services system with emphasis on area of child protection
  • Awareness of Manitoba’s history with Indigenous people, values diversity and respect for people with the ability to understand different perspectives and promote inclusion

Reporting to the Manager of Research and Strategic Planning, the Policy Analyst undertakes evidence-based research, analyses and feasibility assessments to support and provide funding oversight for the development of policies, programs, protocols, and best practices as it relates to departmental programs, intersectoral initiatives and non-governmental organizations. Assists in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policy and program initiatives in the areas of child welfare and family support services. Consults and collaborates with a wide cross-section of Department staff, with officials of other government departments, Child and Family Services (CFS) Authorities, external service agencies, and child and family professionals. Coordinates the development of a variety of documents relating to Child and Youth Services Division programming to support senior management policy and program decisions, including:  policy option papers, Briefing and Advisory Notes, special reports, Treasury Board and Cabinet Submissions and information to support the annual estimates process. This position will be working directly with funded community organizations to support prevention/intervention programming and services to ensure children, youth and families are connected.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36604

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

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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