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Shift Health brings a science mindset to strategy consulting for the health research and innovation ecosystem. We blend scientific depth, sector leadership and global perspective, tackling our clients’ most challenging questions with curiosity, rigour and courage. Delivering sharp insights and customized solutions, we’re helping to create the future of healthcare.

Our team is driven by passion to deliver scientific, health and economic impact by coupling scientific and clinical depth with business and management acumen. We look for courageous, curious, intellectually nimble professionals who are committed to asking tough questions, applying analytical rigour and generating insights that matter; self-motivated collaborators who are committed to results and driven to excel; and creative, cutting-edge thinkers with the aspiration to design, develop and deliver innovative solutions to advance human health and wellbeing.

Shift Health is urgently seeking a People & Operations Lead (HR Generalist) to join our dynamic team on a full-time basis for 4 months.


Reporting Relationships

Shift Health is a project-based organization with a successful matrix structure. This role will report to the Director, People and Operations.



As a P&O Lead, you will support the People strategy by developing and executing a wide range of initiatives covering the full spectrum of HR practices aimed at ensuring employee success. Your tasks will be directly related to operational excellence of the P&O function as well as to the delivery of Shift Health’s People programs. Shift Health’s P&O Lead supports the Director, P&O in the day-to-day delivery of the team’s strategy and is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:


Support the development of People programs and initiatives. These tasks include, but are not limited to, researching and evaluating HR best practices, leading the development of assigned HR programs (e.g., Onboarding, DEI activities, Employee Wellness, Offboarding, Performance Management), developing content for HR programs and activities.


Execute on People programs. These tasks include, but are not limited to, coordinating activities (including recruitment activities) to ensure program success, developing/activating feedback mechanisms (including surveys) and developing recommendations based on feedback, facilitating assigned workshops (e.g., employee engagement sessions), ensuring effective P&O communications.
Contribute to P&O Excellence. These tasks include, but are not limited to, collecting and analyzing employee data, developing and maintaining an employee electronic filing system, assisting with P&O reporting, drafting and updating people policies, creating HR templates and tools, recommending actions to improve People processes, staying current with emerging trends in HR.


Required Qualifications and Experiences

  • A university/college degree or post graduate certificate in Human Resources or a related field.
  • A graduate degree in HR is an advantage, but not required.
  • CHRP designation is an advantage, but not required.
  • Two years’ experience in an HR Generalist role



  • Strong academic background in Human Resources
  • Proven proficiency in MS Work, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • High degree of initiative and intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Results-oriented, resourceful and innovative
  • Well organized, flexible with high attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, handling multiple deliverables with tight timelines
  • Uncompromising integrity with commitment to upholding the firm’s values



Shift Health’s client base is geographically expansive, but no travel is generally required for this role.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and résumé to


Shift Health values and aspires to create a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from all genders, people who identify as LGBTQ2S+, members of racialized and minoritized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with diverse abilities, and others with the skills and knowledge to succeed in this position. Accommodations are available on request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.