New Jobs: Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, University of Ottawa, CIVIX

Policy Analyst, Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity. Apply by August 4, 2014 at 16.00.

The Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual with graduate level education and a health care specialization or background. This position will support the research program of the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity in support of the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.

Research Coordinator (Global Health), University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Apply by August 8, 2014 at 23.59.

A Research Coordinator is being hired to support a range of analytical, empirical and big data studies on how to design global regulatory strategies that better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges like access to medicines, antimicrobial resistance, health news misinformation, pandemics and tobacco. This position represents a full-time paid opportunity to pursue an interest in global health, develop skills needed for rigorous social sciences research on health law/policy issues, work across national borders as part of a globally integrated research team, interact with global decision-makers, and make tangible contributions to ongoing policy processes on pressing health issues.

Operations Manager, CIVIX. Apply by August 5, 2014.

Project Manager, CIVIX. Apply by August 5, 2014.

Stakeholder and Public Relations Coordinator, CIVIX. Apply by August 7, 2014.

CIVIX is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join its team. CIVIX is a national charity that builds the capacity and commitment of young Canadians to participate in their democracy. CIVIX provides experiential learning opportunities to help young Canadians practices their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

New Jobs: UNICEF, Ministry of Health, Federation of Canada Municipalities

Policy Specialist, UNICEF. Apply by July 14.

The Policy Specialist is responsible for supporting UNICEF Canada’s leadership and authority on children’s rights through activities that advance the rights of Canada’s children. The responsibility broadly includes supporting and collaborating with the Director and the Chief Advisor of UNICEF Canada’s domestic policy team.

Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Apply by July 16.

Do you have talents in research, analysis and written communications and an interest in primary health care?

Use your project management and policy skills to good effect in this great opportunity supporting Ontario’s primary health care system.

Program Manager, Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities Program, Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Apply by June 30.

In collaboration with Latin America-based field office personnel, the BRIC Program Manager will assist with the start-up and implementation of BRIC. S/he will implement the day-to-day Canada-based components of BRIC including developing and maintaining municipal and related networks in Canada, facilitating the development of a roster of Canadian and other experts (municipal volunteers, consultants, retirees and interns).

Alumni Network Executive Election

Hello SPPGers,

After a wonderful Alumni Network Meeting, it is time to vote on the Alumni Network Executive for the 2014-15 year. This year, 4 positions were acclaimed, and we congratulate them on their new roles:

Vice-Chair (Communications) – Heather Paszat

Vice-Chair (Connections) – Andrew Perez
Vice-Chair (Events) – Loulia Kochaji
Vice-Chair (Operations) – Max Greenwald
Two positions, Chair and Vice-Chair (Finance), are contested and will be up for election.
The candidates for Chair are Leonardo Tovar and Thomas Vogl and the candidates for Vice-Chair (Finance) are Thomas Vogl and Jose Javier Iguiñiz Romero. The candidates’ biographies/statements and voting information have been sent to Network members via email. If you haven’t received it, email
Happy voting everyone!