Senior Program Manager to lead I&IT program initiative that supports either the MOH/MLTC Digital and Data Action plan and/or HSC Business Plan RQ05388

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 4
Start Date: Dec 11, 2023
Job End Date: Dec 03, 2024
Pay Rate: Daily: Negotiable
Job ID: 133926
Location: Toronto

Minimum 2 days onsite per week is required (222 Jarvis Street) or Kingston. Non-negotiable.

Must haves:


  • 5+ years as a Program Manager in the Public Sector with experience with large complex portfolios
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • Big picture thinking, and solid understanding of program scope, management, and operations.
  • Project Governance experience
  • 10+ years of experience working with federal/provincial/broader public-sector healthcare providers 

Nice to have:

  • Healthcare experience

The client is looking for 4 experienced Program Managers to work with the Office of Chief Information Officer in the Strategy and Planning Unit. Each Program Manager is expected to strategize, lead and implement one (1) I&IT program initiative that supports either the client's Digital and Data Action plan and Business Plan. The initiatives are listed as follows:

·      DHCP, Customer Interactions, Claim

·      Public Health Digital Platform and Point-of-Care Connections

·      Capital Builds and Quality Compliance Digital Platform

·      Intelligent Automation, Adaptive Technology, Technical Deficit & Risk Mitigation

·      Digital and Data Excellence and Enablement


·    Strategize, implement, and maintain program initiatives that adhere to strategic objectives

·    Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects, including coordination of cross-project activities

·    Provide program management leadership and expertise of large scale, highly complex, high profile and high-risk initiatives that may be multi-jurisdictional and/or enterprise wide.

·    Develop and administer program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement with an aim to maximize ROI

·    Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance to ensure the accountability for the program(s)’ centralized group of projects and their successful full life cycle delivery

·    Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached

·    Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity  

·    Work closely with Program Leads, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to develop various program related processes in support of consistent practices to benefits realization through an agile project management approach:

o     the program management practices,

o     program scope & deliverables,

o     required resources for cross-functional teams and external vendors, work plan, and budget.

·    Develop, track and manage timelines for projects and initiatives

·    Manage program teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinate and influence cross-project initiatives

·    Develop and manage budget for programs and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives

·    Work with other program managers to identify issues, risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department

·    Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program issues and risks, and produce program reports for managers and stakeholders

·    Prepare progress and status reports for program directors and committees including governance committees and ensure effective alignment amongst existing and new governance committees/structures.

·    Ensure programs are delivered cost effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with HSC’s methodologies, standards and frameworks.

·    Provide mentoring and knowledge transfer to HSC’s designated staff to enable continuation in operational activities and sustainment

·    Create technical project and user documentation, training manuals and various business cases including but not limited to Ontario Treasury Board (TB) / Management Board of Cabinet (MBC) submissions and internal briefing notes to ensure the effective delivery of the critical business processes

·    Other duties as assigned



·    Establish and regularly review sequencing of high-level activities within projects and across programs where dependencies exist

·    Track and report program progress against identified success factors and key enablers

·    Establish and coordinate secretariat functions, processes, and tools, enabling program oversight from executive leadership teams/committees 

·    Collaborate with ministry partners, stakeholders and vendors to support designing, planning and implementing change initiatives.

·    Inform, elaborate and help deliver solutions that simplify processes and improve end-user experiences.

·    Support and contribute to planning that informs modernization and transformational service delivery roadmaps and execution against those roadmaps. 

·    Support and inform vendor management activities and strategies to enable effective service delivery with the appropriate ministry oversight. 

·    Design and implement program oversight solutions to ensure compliance with government regulation while encouraging quality improvement.

·    Deliver a roadmap and program solutions in long-term care capital builds, licensing, inspections, incident and complaints reporting and investigations.

·    Deliver program solutions to modernize inspections and investigations that support the enforcement of quality in long-term care homes.

·    Explore opportunities for integration and consolidation