Consultant, Performance Measurement and Evaluation (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

This opportunity is for independent advisors only. The successful advisor will sign a vendor agreement with the Partnership. Advisors are not considered Partnership employees.

Division overview

The Cancer Systems and Innovation Division supports initiatives to improve equitable access, to better experiences and outcomes, and to advance reconciliation throughout Canada’s cancer system. The division enables system change with data, research, innovation, and modelling. Work of the division is primarily accomplished through partnerships across Canada to implement evidence-informed and co-developed solutions, encompassing everything from prevention and screening to diagnosis and clinical care through to palliative care and survivorship.

Overview of role

The Partnership is looking for one (1) seasoned Consultant with extensive experience in performance measurement and evaluation (PME) within the non-profit, government and/or healthcare sectors. The Consultant will support the Partnership’s Performance Measurement and Evaluation team to deliver high-quality evaluation service and products to program teams designing and implementing evaluation efforts with First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer system partners, and in some cases, provide advisory or consulting services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners who may be designing and implementing their own project evaluations.

Core responsibilities and activities

Support the planning and design of performance measurement and evaluation efforts across funded projects who are advancing People’s specific priorities1 of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control and the Partnership’s commitment to reconciliation. This may include:

  • Designing and supporting the implementation of evaluation approaches that prioritize Indigenous knowledge, values, and methods.
  • Providing one-on-one advisory or technical performance measurement and evaluation support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners who may be completing their own project evaluations.
  • Enhancing the Partnership’s staff and partner organizations’ capacity in the design and application of Indigenous approaches to performance measurement and evaluation through various formats (e.g., tools, knowledge sharing workshops, trainings).
  • Engaging with Partnership program teams, First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners and advisors in co-design of pan-Canadian evaluation frameworks (e.g., via committees, advisory groups, or governance structures).
  • Providing strategic advisory support by bringing a First Nations, Inuit and Métis lens to the performance measurement and evaluation work across the Partnership.
  • Building relationships with internal and external partners to support learning and evaluation efforts

Experience and qualifications

  • Credible leader with deep expertise in planning and conducting evaluations within health and/or social sectors, involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, communities, organizations and/or governments.
  • PhD and/or Masters degree with speciality in performance measurement and evaluation, Indigenous Health, Indigenous Studies and/or public health coupled with relevant experience and leadership in leading evaluation in Indigenous settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting evaluation of initiatives using non-western approaches and Indigenous ways of knowing and doing to advance self-determined priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging diverse evaluation participants, end users and/or partners including equity denied groups and/or First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, communities, organizations and governments in the design and implementation of evaluation frameworks and methods.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous peoples’ ethical concerns and expertise in the application of Indigenous data sovereignty principles (e.g. OCAP™ principles), and/or Indigenous data governance practices.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, synthesis, and sharing of evaluation findings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong group facilitation skills to foster dialogue, sharing, learning and problem-solving amongst diverse internal and external partners.
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset.

Terms of agreement

  • The successful candidate will be hired on a part-time contract basis for a 36-month term from August 2024 – August 2027.
  • The incumbent will be able to commit on average 15-30 hours per month, with an understanding that workload will vary depending on the phase of the work and in relation to shared service demand from projects across the organization.
  • All deliverables assigned will be discrete timebound pieces of work. These may include the following:
    • Development of PME plan(s) (cross-project initiative evaluation efforts or supporting individual evaluation project plans of funded partners).
    • Implementation of PME plan(s) where appropriate including the development of final evaluation product(s) as determined by decision-makers.
    • Development of theories of change, logic models, or other theoretical frameworks to describe the work being evaluated.
    • Designing and or implementing tools or resources that are partner-facing to support capacity building.
    • Completing engagement efforts with partners and end users that inform evaluation design decisions.
  • The incumbent must be able to attend meetings with the Partnership and partners during business hours at a time mutually agreed upon.

1 Culturally appropriate care closer to home, Peoples-specific, self-determined cancer care, First Nations-, Inuit-, or Métis governed research and data systems

Other Information

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Bid Details



Notice type

36 Month Service Agreement (Part-Time)

Issue date

July 5, 2024

Proposal Submission Deadline:

July 21, 2024

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