Senior Program and Policy Analyst

Senior Program and Policy Analyst

PM3 Planning Program Analyst 3


Department of Families

Children’s disABILITY Services /DisABILITY Programs and Specialized Services Branch

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37193

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

Closing Date:   March 5, 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.

An eligibility list may be created for similar full-time and part-time, term and regular positions within the Department of Families and will remain in effect for 6 months.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have satisfactory criminal records check (with vulnerable sector search), adult abuse registry check and child abuse registry check


  • Post-secondary education, preferably at a Masters level, in social sciences, public administration or other related discipline AND in-depth or varied work experience in a social policy or program context.  Other relevant combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills with experience conducting research and analysis to develop policies and programs, including providing recommendations about specific issues, programs and policy trends
  • Excellent written communication skills, with experience writing clear, concise documents and reports for a variety of audiences
  • Experience leading and managing complex projects involving diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to facilitate meetings and clearly present complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop, foster and maintain respectful relationships with diverse external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage, prioritize and meet competing deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and embrace innovation with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


  • Experience designing, developing and implementing program evaluations
  • Experience with financial management and reporting (e.g. preparing financial information for the estimates process, briefing notes and annual reports)
  • Knowledge of programs and supports available to persons with disabilities and their families in Manitoba and Canada
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience using statistical software

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Children’s disABILITY Services (CDS) Program, the Senior Program and Policy Analyst (the Analyst) is responsible for program and policy development, research, analysis, evaluation, development of new initiatives and financial management and reporting.  In carrying out these responsibilities, the analyst is responsible for ensuring that program policies are congruent with departmental goals, objectives and priorities and reflect current research and the changing needs of children with disabilities and their families.  The analyst is responsible for planning, leading and managing complex projects that involve diverse internal and external stakeholder groups with differing perspectives and priorities.  The analyst may be called on to supervise staff and lead a team or work group of analysts to undertake specific tasks.  You will be asked to draft authority seeking documents including: Treasury Board and Cabinet submissions, briefing notes, Estimates materials and analytical reports to advance the strategic direction of the branch.  Often these requests must be completed within a short turnaround time, requiring strong time management skills and the ability to remain composed under pressure. 

Program and policy development requires a significant amount of consultation in order to produce a thoughtful product.  To that end, you will be liaising and soliciting input from government staff within and outside of the department, as well as with external stakeholder groups including participants and families, support networks, service providers, advocacy groups and other community organizations to ensure that all viewpoints are heard and given due consideration. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37193

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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