Statistical Data Analyst




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Job Description:

Our client is a non-profit organization that envisions every First Nation achieving data sovereignty in alignment with its distinct world view. Our client supports the development of information governance at the First Nations community level through regional and national partnerships. In addition to serving the information, research, training, and capacity development needs of First Nations people and communities, our client is home to the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS), the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey (FNREEES), and the First Nations Labour and Employment Development (FNLED) survey.


Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Work as a member of a team responsible for data cleaning and analysis of data.
  • Conduct statistical analyses with precision and ensure accurate and faithful interpretation of the data.
  • Summarize statistical results of research projects by creating graphs, tables and charts.
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations at conferences, workshops, webinars and symposia summarizing findings, including detailed description of statistical methods, detailed analysis of results and synthesis of conclusions for a variety of audiences.
  • Develop and prepare research manuscripts and special reports based on data, in alignment with organizational research priorities.
  • Undertake comparative analyses between data sources using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Prepare and maintain effective metadata and related documentation to support data deliverables.
  • Perform internal peer reviews of research proposals, analyses, results and reports.
  • Work collaboratively with researchers, analysts and statisticians and provide analytical support to research and survey departmental work.
  • Assist in responding to requests for statistical tabulations pertinent to data and other projects, as required.
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the national and regional teams and Regional Coordinators with respect for diversity, consensus-building judgment, values and ethics.
  • Develop, maintain and manage excellent working relationships with partners in government, professional organizations and other stakeholders as an integral part of carrying out the above-noted duties.
  • Support member organizations with respect to collection and interpretation of data, and development of datasets.
  • Maintain, protect and respect the confidentiality of the data, survey respondents, and security protocols and procedures.
  • Uphold the First Nations principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP®).








Skills and Experience Requirements


The Statistical Data Analyst should have a Master’s degree in a discipline using quantitative analytical approaches preferably in social sciences, humanities, epidemiology, public health or statistics.  


A minimum of three years working experience in quantitative analysis to support policy development and/or research is required.   Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Experience conducting research and data analysis in relation to First Nations issues as well as experience working with First Nations is a definite asset.

  • Experience in data cleaning and analysis, including relevant experience working with large data sets, familiarity with statistical research design and methodology. Specifically, the candidate should be familiar with understanding and creating syntax, sampling, weighting data, as well as interpreting cross tabulations and various other types of analyses.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical program such as SPSS, SAS or STATA (i.e., fluency with syntax) and Microsoft Office, as well as advanced research skills, is required.
  • Ability to perform knowledge syntheses and critically appraise and evaluate research.
  • Attention to detail, ability to learn new methods and strong problem-solving sills are essential.
  • Solid experience in the preparation and dissemination of quantitative reports and academic manuscripts is required. A sample of the candidate’s peer-reviewed work may be requested.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate quantitative information and experience with presentations and providing training that is technical in nature.
  • Must have high-level interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with members of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience effectively liaising with local, national and international stakeholders from various sectors.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to take initiative, organize and execute.
  • Ability to work with several projects whose goals, schedules and deadlines converge and conflict is required.  
  • Lived First Nations experience is a strong asset.


The successful candidate will be eligible for a competitive salary, a benefits package, and a pension plan.

This position is normally located in Ottawa, but due to the pandemic, the work can be done remotely from anywhere in Canada (with reliable internet).

As preference in hiring will be given to First Nations candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.   Our client is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.   We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.