Manager, System Performance


The Partnership’s Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division drives improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling and innovations such as digital healthcare. This division monitors emerging health technologies and leverages data systems to determine gaps and opportunities for improvements in cancer care and informs internal partners on innovative approaches, international best practice and compelling evidence to support key partnership decision making. The division enhances regional integration, with leads located across the country with the mandate of increasing responsiveness to local cancer care needs and opportunities. This division also leads data collection, analysis and reporting to Canadians on the performance of the cancer system and progress of the Partnership and its partners in delivering on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

The Manager, System Performance supports the Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities.  Reporting to the Director, Performance the incumbent leads the delivery of program/project objectives.  As a highly organized professional with strong time management and people management skills, this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians.

Core responsibilities and activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Provides strategic and timely advice to the Director, Performance and VP, Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation, and other Partnership program areas on the measurement of the cancer control system
  • Holds accountability for the development, production and delivery of meaningful cancer system knowledge products, analyses, and other initiatives related to evaluating the performance of cancer control in Canada
  • Oversees projects/initiatives related to system performance and indicator development
  • Manages support for program areas needing performance and evaluation information to report on the Canadian cancer control system and the priorities of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
  • Oversees and conducts data analysis, data linkage, literature searches and environmental scans to further program/project objectives
  • Collaborates with others to implement strategies for the dissemination of system performance data to maximize impact
  • Oversees organizational processes related to the gathering, use, interpretation, and validation of system performance information
  • Oversees and facilitates partner engagement, including pan-Canadian meetings, in the advancement of System Performance projects/initiatives
  • Establishes, develops, and maintains relationships with international, national, regional, and provincial/territorial levels of government ministries and cancer agencies, as well as professional organizations, and non-governmental organization to further project/program objectives
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and best practice in data analytics and data linkage

General responsibilities

  • Manages the planning, development, and execution of evaluation activities as appropriate
  • Facilitates the integration of expert advice into program/project work to further organizational outcomes
  • Supports the Director in program planning, including the development of the annual work plan and budget, long term plans, and determining the outcomes of projects/programs
  • Acts as primary contact and source of information for internal and external stakeholders regarding program/project content, status, and findings
  • Works closely with others to contribute content expertise to project opportunity assessments and project plans, and ensures alignment with the Partnership’s goals and priorities
  • Manages external partner agreements, workplans, and vendor contracts
  • Oversees and actively contributes to progress reporting as required for senior management, the Board of Directors and Health Canada
  • Leads and supports staff to implement projects and achieve team objectives
  • Coaches and develops staff through the annual performance management process
  • Prepares and presents content and/or represents the System Performance team at meetings, both internal and external, and/or conferences and other forums as directed
  • Assists the Director with other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.”  We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Leadership competencies

  • Inspiring – cultivates a common purpose, building energy for change
  • Empowering – builds capability and removes barriers to success
  • Influential – builds and leverages strong relationships, driving action without authority
  • Results-oriented – delivers value from budgets and resources
  • Strategic – thinks ahead; focuses on what’s important; knows when to act

Experience and qualifications

  • University undergraduate degree in Health Administration, Health Policy, or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience, preferably in the non-profit or healthcare sector
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Proficient in Project Management e.g. PMP designation would be an asset
  • Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis is an asset

Apply now

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.

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

Position Details

Reports to:

Director, Performance


Downtown Toronto (work from home until further notice)

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Posting date:

December 11, 2020

Closing date:

January 3, 2020


Fixed-term contract