Project Developer, Mental Wellness

Project Developer, Mental Wellness

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

Job Description

The role of Project Developer, Mental Wellness liaises with First Nations and health systems partners through established regional processes to develop local, sub-regional and region-wide project documentation and plans, including, undertaking analysis, work planning, drafting, and budgeting, as well as developing reports, presentations, and briefings as required, and utilizing existing tools and templates where available.

Regional Project Developer also provides support to management and may be asked to undertake the oversight of project teams and budgets as appropriate from time to time.

The Project Developer, Mental Wellness provides assistance in accessing, planning, and distributing all regional envelope funds. Additionally, the position provides senior advisory support, direction and oversight of the Regional budget including contracts, contribution agreements, and the regional envelope.

Primary Responsibilities

This position works in a matrix environment, which requires strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, superiors, communities, and health service partners and organizations. The Project Developer, Mental Wellness, operates within a community of practice established in the Policy, Planning & Transformation Department.

Project Development:

  •  Undertakes service needs identification, assessment, and analysis
  •  Undertakes research, analysis and development related to health care administration, delivery, services, and models
  •  Develops project, program, and initiative documentation, work plans and budgets utilizing standardized tools and templates as required
  •  Designs, develops, or utilizes standardized processes, tools, and templates, undertake the tracking, review, and synthesis of reporting, including regarding planning targets and/or budget allocations
  •  Designs, develops, or utilizes standardized processes, tools, and templates, and identifies, tracks and supports the management of risks related to projects, programs and initiatives
  •  Provides project development advice to executive, senior management, and others
  •  Organizes and drafts content for funding arrangements associated with approved projects
  •  Utilizes established procedures and processes and contribute to the development of new procedures and processes where necessary
  •  Prepares briefings, reports, and presentations as required
  •  Attends and summarizes meetings, proposes and provides follow-up, including briefing others as required
  •  Provides verbal or written status reports as required
  •  Coordinates activities and information with representatives of the FNHA, communities, and partners

External Relations:

Supports regional and community planning and engagement activities and processes with First Nations, regional health authority, and other health system partners, both in one-on-one and group contexts

Prepares or oversees preparation of presentations, including the delivery of presentations to diverse audiences

Leads or participates on committees and working groups

Builds and maintains effective working relationships within the FNHA and with the FNHC, FNHDA, First Nations, tripartite partners, and others

Supports the Executive Director and Manager, Projects with planning and participation in discussions and meetings with external parties relating to the regional envelope. Management Support

Operates as a member of a Project Developer Community of Practice

Supports the implementation of quality standards and appropriate processes in the work of the team

Develops and oversees work plans, project plans, and budgets as required

Undertakes meeting coordination and facilitation

Co-leads the development and implementation of Joint Project Board and management of the regional envelope

Performs other related duties as assigned


University Degree in a related field such as health policy, public policy, health systems management, political or social science, finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience Experience

Recent and relevant experience in policy, project, or program development, including financial and resource management (usually acquired over a period of 5-7 years)

Experience in working with First Nations and First Nations health programs and services

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