Program Analyst, Global Health Innovation


Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking a Program Analyst to play a critical role in supporting the implementation and coordination of transition to scale investments in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.


Position: Program Analyst, Global Health Innovation
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower
Department: Grand Challenges Canada  
Reports to: Investment Manager, Transition to Scale
Status: Permanent Full-time

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking a Program Analyst to play a critical role in supporting the implementation and coordination of transition to scale investments in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.

GCC is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, GCC funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. GCC works closely with a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.

Through the Transition to Scale program, GCC provides catalytic investment to innovators who have achieved proof-of-concept and are now seeking to scale their solution. GCC provides both grant and non-grant financing, as well as technical support, to best support the growth and impact goals of innovators. Since 2011, GCC has supported >230 innovators in >100 countries globally at Transition to Scale.

Major Responsibilities

Working closely with other members of the Global Health Innovation group, the Program Analyst’s key responsibilities will be to:

• Support efficient, high quality programmatic activities for the Transition to Scale portfolio throughout all stages of the funding process, from sourcing to negotiation and portfolio management
• Coordinate application intake and review processes, and negotiation processes for new funding agreements
• Ensure innovator reporting is complete and compliant, including review of progress against programmatic milestones, innovator outreach to fulfill reporting requirements, triaging reports for approvals
• Coordinate the monitoring and close-out of existing funding agreements and contracts, including processing contract amendments
• Contribute to knowledge management and translation of project and programmatic data, including data entry and data management
• Act as point of contact for program and project-level information for internal and external stakeholders, including partners, innovators and contractors
• Support process improvements for contract negotiations and post deal execution
• Collaborate with members of cross-functional teams (Knowledge Management, Legal, Finance) on behalf of innovators
• Provide other programmatic and organizational support required as needed
• Identifying potential support needs for negotiating and active innovators
• Assisting with the coordination of technical support for innovators


• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or recognized equivalent
• Program support and / or project coordination and / or grant administration experience
• Excellent organizational, time management skills and problem solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people from LGBTQ2S+ and disabilities communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Grand Challenges Canada, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic, and accountable workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the ideal candidate we are looking for. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experiences in relevant thematic areas are encouraged to apply.

• Immediate start date
• Permanent full-time position

Application process
• Please send your resume and cover letter
• Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: September 29, 2022                    Closing Date: November 10, 2022

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted

How to Apply:

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Program Analyst, Global Health Innovation – Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #907206


October 7, 2022


November 10, 2022


Full-time Permanent




Grand Challenges Canada