Evaluation Manager

About GGI: Goss Gilroy Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian management consulting firm founded in 1981 with offices in Ottawa (HQ), Atlantic Canada, and Toronto. GGI is one of Canada’s premier bilingual firms in the areas of program evaluation and results-based management (including performance measurement) since 1981, employing a staff of over 20 professionals. The majority of our assignments over the years have been program evaluations and related assignments (e.g., performance measurement strategies, surveys and other data collection and analysis engagements, and organization development projects geared toward diagnosing and improving organizations and their programs) – for a variety of clients in the public sector at the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels and in the private and non-profit sectors.

Why this position is important to GGI: As an Evaluation Manager at GGI you will play a leading role in the provision of strategic insight to our clients in the delivery of evaluation, research and advisory services. In this role, you will work with clients to understand their business issues and needs in order to develop and design appropriate solutions while building and maintaining strong client relationships. You are experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research design, with experience leading projects from start to finish. Our ideal candidate is an innovative thinker possessing both drive and intelligence, with a passion for matching science with insight.

Responsibilities: GGI envisions a senior evaluation resource that would assume the following responsibilities:

  • Project Leadership: Design and execute evaluation projects by collaborating with clients and team members.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor evaluation teams, providing guidance and support to junior staff.
  • Client Engagement: Build and maintain strong client relationships, understand their unique needs, and tailor evaluation solutions including recommendations accordingly.
  • Data Collection and Analysis: Oversee data collection efforts, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interpret findings to generate actionable insights.
  • Reporting: Prepare comprehensive reports, evaluation plans, presentations, and data visualizations to effectively communicate results to clients.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues across various projects and GGI service areas to ensure cross-functional success.
  • Business Development: Contribute to business development efforts, including proposal writing and expanding client relationships.

Core Competencies: GGI envisions a senior evaluation resource that demonstrates the following competencies:

  • Strong Evaluation and Research Skills: Demonstrated expertise in design, data collection, analysis and interpretation and reporting.
  • Project Management: Experience in managing project scope, budgets and timelines.
  • Client Relationship Management: Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Data Analysis: An ability to manage both qualitative and quantitative datasets and databases of primary and secondary data.
  • Communication: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including data visualization.
  • Teamwork: A collaborative mindset and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Continuous Learning: A commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth in the field of evaluation.


  • 6-10+ years’ experience in an evaluation or research environment. Evaluation consulting is desirable.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects including leading teams, and business development while maintaining a strong client service orientation is highly valued;
  • A graduate level (masters or doctorate) degree is required. Academic studies that explore evaluation or research methods are preferred;
  • Highly motivated, self-directed and capable of working within tight deadlines;
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills;
  • Work well in a team environment.

If you don’t meet 100% of the requirements, GGI encourages all who feel they might be a fit for the opportunity to still apply. We always consider a variety of backgrounds for a particular role and are also committed to considering candidates for other available positions throughout our organization, not just the one you’re applying to!

Salary: The compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Join Goss Gilroy Inc. and contribute your expertise to a team dedicated to making a difference through evaluation. Be part of an inclusive and dynamic work environment where your skills and passion for evaluation will thrive.

All inquiries and applications can be forwarded to hr@ggi.ca .

Goss Gilroy Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

Goss Gilroy Inc.
Management Consultants
Suite 900, 150 Metcalfe St.
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1P1