Program Analyst, Animal Health & Welfare

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Regular/Full-Time, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Advertisement Number: 37972, Salary Range: $67,242.00 – $87,068.00 per year, Closing Date: September 23, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities   and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and may remain in effect for 12 months. This competition may be used to appoint successful candidate(s) to current and future regular, term or acting status appointments subject to staffing approval.

A detailed position description will be available upon request. 

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates sustainable growth in the agriculture and agriprocessing sector.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be a member of, or eligible for membership in, the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists at the Professional Agrologist level
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak periods
  • A satisfactory criminal record check



  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Food Science, Animal Science, or equivalent related discipline. Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be considered  
  • Experience in the agriculture industry working in the areas of policy, environment, finance and/or economics
  • Knowledge of agricultural economic theory and the ability to apply that knowledge to complex policy issues relating to animal health, animal welfare, food safety and security programs
  • Knowledge of current agriculture  industry issues in Manitoba and Canada
  • Experience conducting research, analysis, and making recommendations to decision makers
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate complex and/or sensitive issues in plain language, respecting a variety of viewpoints
  • Excellent verbal  communication skills with experience in negotiation to deal with different industry stakeholders
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to manage competing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving and judgment used to assess complex information and draw logical conclusions


  • Knowledge of the agricultural sector including animal production, food safety and management systems, husbandry and welfare practices, industry quality assurance and care programs, as well as the key stakeholders and commodity groups involved


The Program Analyst provides expert program, data and policy analysis (including problem identification, consultation, analysis, consideration of policy options, implementation, monitoring/evaluation) on animal health and animal welfare strategies and tools to ensure the protection of human and animal health, as well as animal welfare.  The position undertakes financial, economic, and environmental analysis on agriculture policy issues and programs. 

The Program Analyst will research, analyze, evaluate and make recommendations on animal health, animal welfare, traceability and veterinary diagnostic issues using professional judgment and a strong understanding of the science behind the issues. Brings forward key issues and identify gaps that may require changes to programs, policies, data management systems or legislation using professional judgment and a strong understanding of the science behind the issues.

The Program Analyst will also author advisory notes, speaking notes, Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions, research papers, reports, consultation documents, legislation drafting instructions, procedures, training manuals and documents relating to animal health, animal welfare and food safety.


Advertisement No. 37972, Service Centre 4, Human Resource Services, 600-259 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2A9, Phone:  204-945-7518, Fax: 204-945-0601, Email:

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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.