North Zone PCNs Evaluator

About The North Zone

The Alberta North Zone is an informally defined region encompassing most of the geographic area north of Edmonton. The approximately 386,0000 residents live in communities such as Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie (the main centers of the North Zone), as well as smaller communities like Whitecourt, Athabasca, Hinton, Edson, Mayerthorpe, Westlock, Cold Lake, Peace River, High Level, and High Prairie.

The primary industries in northern Alberta are forestry, oil, and gas.

There are 10 Primary Care Networks in the Alberta North Zone.

This position is with the Alberta North Zone PCNs Business Unit FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5 Reference ID: NZE20240112
Primary Location: Alberta North Zone
Position Summary

The North Zone (NZ) Evaluator is a key support role for the Zone and Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  This is not an-entry level position as it will support primary care with evaluation requirements, including developing project and program logic models and plans.  Strong communication and knowledge transfer skills to engage and build evaluation capacity in primary care.  Leads and performs evaluation activities across the Zone.

What you will do...

Key Responsibility 1:  Leadership and Expertise

  • Support the Zone and PCNs in their obligations for ethical and sound evaluation practices
  • Lead by example and expertise to influence and guide evaluation within the Zone and PCNs
  • Provides advice, recommendations and coaching on evaluation to all stakeholders to build capacity within the Zone and PCNs
  • Develop program and project evaluation logic models, including the research and design of appropriate data collection tools in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement from one year to the next, leading to efficiency, transparency and sustainability in evaluation activities and processes
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships and networks with other primary care evaluators to support information sharing, problem-solving and evidence-based evaluations
  • Represent the Zone at provincial and local tables
  • Keeps current on best practices and relevant trends to support evidence-based primary care practices for program development
  • Conducts literature reviews, prepares abstracts and contributes evaluation results for conferences and presentations
  • Engage and collaborate with various internal and external partners, including Alberta Health, Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health Services – Zones and Primary Care Networks

Key Responsibility 2: Operations


  • Support the implementation of evaluation practices and report on the results:
    • Status updates
    • Progress reports
    • Presentations
    • Annual report
  • Design and create tools to support data collection, including conducting focus groups and key informant interviews
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Develop and write evaluation reports

Create presentations and share evaluation results with different stakeholders.

What you need to succeed...
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Strong oral, written and analytical skills; self-directed and accountable with a high level of perceptiveness
  • Facilitation, problem-solving, decision making and conflict-management skills
  • Results-driven and process-oriented
  • Experience in the use of evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis and project management
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to balance competing priorities
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and changes in the primary care landscape
  • Professionalism, diplomacy, and tact in dealing effectively with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Evidence of principle-based decision making
  • Ability to evaluate new research and implement it into practice
  • Knowledge of security, privacy and health information legislation
  • Knowledge of research and applied ethical principles TCP2 and ARECCI
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours
  • Use of a vehicle for business use may occasionally be required
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle for work-related travel is required
  • Canadian Evaluation Society credentials or membership
  • University degree
  • 5-7 years as an evaluator with demonstrated evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience working in primary care or community health preferred
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

This post will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Alberta North Zone PCNs Business Unit thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Alberta North Zone PCNs Business Unit is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.