Specialist, Policy Analysis
CMHC: Because What I Do Matters
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada's authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations.
Bring your policy and research skills to this Specialist, Policy Analysis position in Ottawa.
The intent of this advertisement is to identify qualified candidates for these positions as well as both current and future permanent and contract positions opportunities within the Housing Finance Policy and Housing Needs divisions. We invite both English and Bilingual (English & French) candidates to apply.
These exciting full-time positions provide opportunities with the Housing Finance Policy team or the Housing Needs Policy team to contribute to research and analysis, strategy and program development, policy advice and briefings that will improve housing and living conditions in Canada.
How You Will Be Contributing
- Providing expert technical and policy support to development of policy and strategies related to housing finance/affordability, including identifying policy issues, exploring / assessing policy options and implications, developing models and analytical studies, and forming policy recommendations using qualitative and quantitative assessments.
- Developing policy position papers, presentations, policy advice, briefing`s, and correspondence for senior management and the Minister, based on soft knowledge from consultations and experience and hard knowledge obtained from data and research.
- Coordinating inputs from and policy discussions among internal and external stakeholders and other government partners in order to develop CMHC's policy responses or policy outcomes.
- Preparing reports that include quantitative and qualitative information on housing finance/affordability trends that aim to inform senior management, key decision makers and stakeholders.
- Conducting research to inform and support policy positions.
- Compiling and disseminating information on housing finance/affordability to key government policy partners, including overseeing the transmission of data reporting by business lines to government.
What We Are Looking For
- University degree in finance, economics, sociology, law, business administration, business law, or public policy, with a minimum 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
- A Master's degree or PhD would be considered an asset.
- Demonstrated understanding of key elements of housing finance/affordability, including mortgage lending, mortgage insurance and guarantee, mortgage securitization, covered bonds, and other forms of mortgage funding and/or demonstrated experience in preparing a wide range of policy-related documents such as briefing notes, presentations, speaking points, House cards or Cabinet documents.
- Demonstrated experience in preparing policy analysis, briefings, presentations, correspondence for senior management and the Minister and research reports.
- Strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly to communicate technical and non-technical contents to a variety of audiences.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop models, conduct analysis, synthesize information, and solve problems using qualitative and quantitative techniques, and to capture key financial, economic, political factors that influence policy advice.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve common goals.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and build a network and apply tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive issues and external stakeholders/partners.
- Additional knowledge or research on Canadian financial markets, housing markets, and financial regulation would be an asset.
- Experience or understanding of liaison activity across government departments, other levels of government, and agencies would be an asset.
- Understanding of Housing/Housing Finance systems in other industrialized countries would be considered an asset.
Client Focus/ Innovation/ Valuing and Respecting Individuals
Analytical Thinking/ Communication/ Maximizing Quality/ Flexibility/ Focus on Results/ Teamwork/ Political and Cultural Sensitivity
What CMHC Has To Offer
- Competitive Total Compensation package
- Competitive Annual Salary
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan
- Eligibility for Performance Bonuses
- In-house learning and development opportunities
- Career Growth Opportunities
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- New Hire Mentorship Program
- Various onsite amenities
This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on June 1, 2018, however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.
- We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
- For the positions requiring bilingualism in English and French, the ability to read, understand and speak in your second official language at an intermediate/advanced level and to write in your second official language at an intermediate/advanced level. Candidates who do not currently have valid language test results recognised by CMHC will be required to take a language test. https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/ca/upload/guide-second-laguage-proficiency-tests.pdf
- Candidates currently not meeting this requirement may be considered.
- Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.
- Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level.
- Candidates must be eligible for Secret Clearance