Senior Evaluation and Performance Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 19237
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 29, 2020

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The Senior Evaluation and Performance Analyst is responsible for establishing and executing a system-wide evaluation and performance measurement program, including related planning and reporting activities. The position is responsible for ensuring evidence-based best practices for all recipients of education, culture, and employment services in accordance with legislation, regulations, GNWT standards and processes for the entire NWT. This is achieved through timely production of monitoring, evaluation and/or accountability plans as well as the associated results-oriented reports across all departmental strategies and programs, including the business plan, strategic frameworks, pilot initiatives, and ongoing programming/services

The Senior Evaluation and Performance Analyst is relied on for decision making that could significantly impact program design, development and implementation affecting the priorities of the Department as well as the success of NWT residents who are served by decision makers at all levels across ECE, other Social Envelope Departments and the members of the Legislative Assembly.

The incumbent will have expertise in program evaluation and performance measurement; science research design including quantitative, qualitative and mixed method; adhering to monitoring and evaluation standards of practice and ethical guidelines; and negotiating to manage multiple large and complex projects. The incumbent will demonstrate advanced project planning and management skills. Knowledge of the competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice; the geographic, social and political factors and issues which affect the delivery of early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education; official languages and cultural programming; income security and labour programs; GNWT Acts, Regulations, programs, policies and structures related to the PRE divisional and ECE Departmental work; and ATIPP legislations with the ability to apply it in a northern context is required to perform this position.

The above qualifications are typically attained by:

• A Masters Degree in related social science, public health or public administration fields given the scope of responsibilities with a focus on research methods and program evaluation.

• 4 years minimum of progressive work experience in social science research; performance measurement; program monitoring and/or program evaluation.

• 4 years progressive writing experience preferably in government which may include: research and evaluation proposals and reports, policy and position papers, communications materials, and briefing documents.

• Must be able to communicate with senior staff of the Department and Authorities in variety of technical fields.

• Current membership with the Canadian Evaluation Society is required.

• Pursuing the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation, or attained CE designation, is an asset but not required.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19237

Closing Date: October 29, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $52.22 per hour to $62.37 per hour (approximately $101,829 - $121,621.50) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.