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Consultant or Research Analyst, Health and Life Sciences – Ottawa

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Consultant or Research Analyst, Health and Life Sciences – Ottawa

Global Public Affairs’ (Global) Ottawa office is currently hiring for its Health and Life Sciences practice group. Based on experience, this position could be at the Consultant or Research Analyst level.

We are seeking candidates interested in the complex intersection of health policy, government regulation, economics, innovation and politics. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, client service-oriented, organized and capable of working with multiple projects and deadlines. Eligibility for federal lobby registration is a mandatory requirement of this position.

Candidates should have strong communication, writing and research skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced team atmosphere.  For the Consultant role, candidates should have between 2-4 years professional experience. The Research Analyst role is an entry-level consulting position for candidates with 0-2 years of experience. Specific roles and responsibilities are detailed below. Salary level will depend on qualifications. Bilingualism and relevant public or private sector experience related to consulting or the broader life sciences sector are definite assets.

Our national Health and Life Sciences practice is highly collaborative. We offer a positive work environment and unique corporate culture with the opportunity to interact and work with colleagues across the country.

Global is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to cv@globalpublic.com.

Please include salary expectation in your cover letter. Please include reference number HLS-1001 in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will receive a call back for interviews.

Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supports the team in the execution of public affairs strategies for clients.
  • Prepares written reports and proposals; delivers results presentations as well as business development presentations.
  • Monitors legislative activity, media, and the policy development process relevant to client files and prepares client updates and briefing notes as required.
  • Organizes client meeting programs and coordinate follow-up (assist in the preparation of contact plans, meeting agendas, briefing materials, etc.)
  • Supports in the execution of the Ottawa and national business plans and attainment of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Represents the company as appropriate with clients and in community affairs.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Skills and Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for this role are:

  • A post-secondary degree in business, public administration, or a related discipline or relevant experience. Post-graduate education in a relevant field is a definite asset.
  • A working understanding of Canadian health and life sciences policy is considered an asset.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a political or relevant government or industry environment
  • Familiarity with political, legislative, and regulatory processes at all levels of government
  • Ability to work at both the high-level strategic level and the detailed, tactical level.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral (bilingual preferred)
  • Ability to register under the Federal Lobbying Act, with no restrictions, is required.

 

Core Competencies

Account Management

  • Leads and supports client files.
  • Focuses on client service.
  • Develops relationships with key decision makers.
  • Understands and responds to client needs.
  • Tracks and monitors account activity.
  • Develops business within existing accounts; identifies, targets, and brings in new business.

Meets Commitments

  • Demonstrates the importance of meeting deadlines, internal and external.
  • Holds self and team accountable for commitments, behaviours and results.

 

Decision Making

  • Uses rigorous decision-making processes to make objective decisions.
  • Makes suggestions and provides ideas to decision making process. Gathers input from others to inform decisions.
  • Has the ability to determine priorities.

 

Team-oriented

  • Builds effective relationships to achieve individual and organizational success.
  • Shares the workload with others and is prepared to take on different roles and projects when required.
  • Seeks out and leverages the diverse perspectives and capabilities of colleagues and clients.
  • Collaborates effectively but also has the ability to work somewhat independently.

 

Communication

  • Has the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Openly communicates with colleagues and clients the information required to execute work.
  • Can communicate clearly through verbal and written communication with a variety of audiences.

 

Engaged

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of the work environment.
  • Demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Appropriately shares knowledge, skills and experience with colleagues to raise the competence level of the organization.

 

Capacity for Change

  • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changing conditions and client demands.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn and apply learnings.
  • Is open to new ways of doing things.

 

Professional Relationships

  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with all stakeholders including colleagues and clients and gains their trust and respect.
  • Is aware of how decisions, words and actions affect business relationships.
  • Represents Global in public area; maintains corporate brand and reputation; conducts oneself in a professional manner both in and outside of the office.

 

Research Analyst

Roles and Responsibilities

Legislative Monitoring

  • Monitor and report on legislative and regulatory activity relevant to client files for the purposes of internal and external briefing notes.
  • Track relevant Parliamentary Committee work and prepare briefing notes and analysis as required.
  • Coordinate and assist in the drafting of focused policy updates sent to clients (budgets, Throne speeches, Cabinet shuffles, end of session updates, etc.).

Research and Coordination

In partnership with the Health and Life Sciences team:

  • Undertake research to develop briefing materials, presentations, and other communications products on issues specific to clients needs.
  • Regular monitoring, tracking and reporting of relevant legislative, regulatory, political, media and stakeholder developments.
  • Organize external client meetings and events and coordinate follow up (assist in the preparation of contact plans, meeting agendas, briefing materials, logistics, etc.).
  • Assist in the development of presentations and proposals for existing and prospective clients.
  • Manage internal contact and distribution lists.
  • Support for other business development and profile-raising activities.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, economics, public policy or a related field. Post-graduate education in a relevant field is a  definite asset.Familiarity or experience with federal legislative and political processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and client demands.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and strong time management abilities while being results oriented.
  • Must be accountable, reliable and professional.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in the health and life sciences sector is strongly preferred.

Core Competencies

Decision Making

  • Uses rigorous decision-making processes to make objective decisions.
  • Makes relevant suggestions and provides ideas to decision making processes. Identifies and gathers input from others to inform decisions.
  • Has the ability to determine priorities.
  • Seeks clarifications as appropriate.

Team-oriented

  • Builds effective relationships to achieve individual, practice and organizational success.
  • Shares the workload with others and is prepared to take on different roles and projects when required.
  • Proactively seeks out and leverages the diverse perspectives and capabilities of colleagues and clients.

Communication

  • Has the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Openly communicates with colleagues and clients regarding information required to execute work.
  • Can communicate clearly through both verbal and written communication with a variety of audiences.

Integrity and Ethics

  • Establishes and maintains high personal and professional standards.
  • Is respectful of the opinions, time and efforts of others.

Professional Relationships

  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key stakeholders including colleagues, government contacts, and clients, gaining their trust and respect.
  • Is aware of how decisions, words and actions affect business reputation and relationships.
  • Represents Global appropriately in public; maintains corporate brand and reputation; conducts oneself in a professional manner both in and outside of the office.

ABOUT GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Global Public Affairs is a privately-held Canadian firm providing integrated government relations, strategic communications and issues management consulting services that enable clients to successfully navigate increasingly complex public policy and business environments. With offices across the country, Global helps Canadian and international organizations address issues, manage risk, enhance their reputations, and find common ground with stakeholders.

From Insight to Impact is our guiding principle.  Our goal is to help our clients meet their business objectives.  It starts with clearly and concisely articulating an issue or point of view convincingly, ensuring that it is understood and taken into account by those that matter most.