Spécialiste Sénior, domaine du logement
Senior Specialist, Housing Research
Competition No. : 7516
Primary Location : ON-Ottawa
Sector : Policy, Research & Public Affairs
Language Designation : English Essential
Salary Range : $88,496 to $110,620
Position Status : Permanent full-time
Security Requirement : Secret
CMHC : Because What I Do Matters
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is the heart of a world leading housing system that is making a difference for Canadians every day by helping them meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC works with a variety of stakeholders to help ensure that
the Canadian housing system remains one of the best in the world. Our work matters to a great many people and our employees matter to us. Bring your research, analytical and knowledge transfer skills to the Senior Specialist – International Housing Research position in Ottawa. As a member of the Housing Needs Socio-Economic Research team, you will be contributing to the development of housing policy and housing sector innovation through research, analysis and knowledge mobilization related to gaining a better understanding of:
- Housing and social systems of other countries, how they work, the organizations involved, and the directions they are heading
- Current international research and practice on meeting the needs of vulnerable populations, trends in community and government responses to housing needs, social inclusion, housing outcomes, and housing performance,
- How innovative housing policies, programs, technologies and practices from other countries can be used to improve the affordability, inclusiveness and performance of new and existing policies, programs, codes and standards in Canada; and
- Applying lessons learned in the international context to the planning and design of Canadian housing policies and programs to improve outcomes for Canadians, particularly those most in need of safe, affordable and supportive sustainable housing and neighbourhoods.
This position offers exceptional opportunities for creative, analytical, big picture thinkers to manage and perform and communicate on high impact, quantitative and qualitative, housing research in support of the development of innovative housing policies and programs, the products and services of CMHC’s business lines and the needs of the housing sector.
How you will contribute
- Planning, managing and performing quantitative and qualitative research aimed at generating a better understanding of the housing systems in other countries and using this information to drive innovation in the housing sector.
- Building a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s affordable housing system including information and data needs and gaps and undertaking the analysis needed to identify how the approaches being taken by other countries could be applied in Canada.
- Increasing the availability of quality research and information on international affordable housing, social policy, and social inclusion with a focus on better meeting the housing needs of vulnerable populations.
- Developing timely, relevant and high impact research reports, report summaries, position papers, fact sheets, briefing notes, memoranda, web content, presentations and other media to quickly and effectively communicate the results of research to identified priority audiences.
- Researching and analyzing ongoing research, position papers, reports, strategies, stakeholder positions and strategies, government and non-government initiatives related to affordable housing at the national and international level to support the formulation of CMHC’s annual research plan, to provide information, guidance and advice to CMHC management and the Minister, and, to position CMHC as a thought-leader in international housing policy approaches.
- Providing subject-matter expertise to ensure the integration of evidence-based research findings in the review and development of CMHC’s housing policies, programs, products and services, to address specific housing sector problems and challenges, to improve housing and living conditions for Canadians in need, and, to contribute to the mandate, mission and vision of the Corporation and the Government of Canada.
What we are looking for
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in public policy, social science, urban planning, geography or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of work experience specifically related to affordable housing or social policy and the international context.
- Demonstrated experience in developing, managing and completing research projects, as well as knowledge of research and analysis of primary and secondary data, using appropriate methodologies, quantitative and statistical analysis to obtain needed results.
- Demonstrated experience communicating the results of research to a variety of audiences through publications, Web content, presentations, briefing notes and other channels.
- Knowledge and ability to identify trends and conditions that influence the development and implementation of housing policies and programs, and that influence the affordability, resiliency, liveability, social inclusion and overall outcomes particularly for lower-income Canadians, seniors, indigenous populations and those living in the North.
- Ability to conceive, develop and conduct original quantitative and qualitative analysis and to synthesize data to solve abstract, complex problems using appropriate methodologies and techniques.
- Ability to understand, capture and analyse the social, economic and demographic factors and issues that can affect housing, living conditions and housing needs.
- Strong communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to speak (in a variety of settings) to communicate and defend messages and positions, and to use tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive issues and external stakeholders.
- Initiative and Innovation – ability to bring new ways to CMHC to allow us to meet our objectives more effectively, efficiently and with greater impact.
Thought leadership – a strong capacity and ability to convene, lead and grow expert networks as key audiences as well as key informants of housing research and policy in Canada.
Client Focus; Innovation; Valuing and Respecting Individuals
Analytical Thinking/ Communication (Presenting and Influencing)/ Forward/Strategic Thinking/Political and Cultural Sensitivity/ Relationship Building/ Focus on Results/ Maximizing Quality/Teamwork/ Flexibility/ Project Management
What CMHC Has To Offer
- Competitive Total Compensation package
- Competitive Annual Salary
- Comprehensive flex benefit program
- Defined Contribution Pension Plan
- Eligibility for Performance Bonuses
- In-house learning and development opportunities
- Career Growth Opportunities
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- New Hire Mentorship Program
- Various onsite amenities
- Flexible working conditions
This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on May 21, 2018, however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.
- We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
- Please note that you are applying for upcoming opportunities within the Housing Needs Research group. We will be accessing the applications received in an on-going basis, and contact candidates selected for further assessment.
- Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
- Candidates must be eligible for Secret Clearance
- Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level
Competition closing 11:59 pm EST on May 21, 2018.
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