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Summer Contract Opportunity, Tobacco Has No Place Here Campaign, Government of Nunavut Department of Health

[Ed: Updated April 13 with contact information]

Iqaluit, Nunavut
Deadline April 20, 2013

The Government of Nunavut Department of Health is currently seeking the services of two qualified individuals, on a contractual basis, to provide health promotion research, planning, and coordination support to the “Tobacco Has No Place Here” education and awareness campaign.

The Tobacco Has No Place Here campaign was launched across Nunavut during National Non-Smoking Week in January 2012 and is focused on challenging the norm of tobacco use in Nunavut. The campaign has continued into 2013 with contests, school-based workshops, multimedia communications and more. Learn more about the campaign from our website or find us on Facebook.

This contract opportunity would be ideal for a new or recent graduate with public health, community development, health promotion, international development, recreation/leisure or public policy educational backgrounds who is adventurous and interested in a work opportunity in Canada's North. It would be very helpful to us if you could send this information out to your network of graduates, letting them know about this opportunity.

The services of the individual would begin May 20, 2013 until August 30, 2013. Per diem rate for this work will be $300.00 per day, based on a 5-day work week. Shared accommodation is available at a subsidized rate of $750/month. Private housing options are available but limited. Return airfare to Iqaluit will be provided, based on a reasonable departure location in Canada.

Submitted proposals must contain the following elements:

1) Relevant background as it relates to:

  • Education Qualifications. Note: A graduate degree in a public health, communications, marketing, community development, health promotion, international development, or public policy discipline is preferred, but equivalent undergraduate degree combined with relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Research and writing skills.
  • Ability to coordinate varying opinions from diverse stakeholders to make decisions.
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to align short-term activities with long-term goals and objectives.
  • Interpersonal skills in a mixed culture context.
  • Knowledge of health promotion, community health or community development.
  • Knowledge and experience with the use of social media.
  • Relevant work experience. One to two years of work experience (paid or voluntary) in public health, community development, health promotion, international development, or public policy is an asset.

2) Confirmation of availability to work onsite in Iqaluit Nunavut from May 21, 2013 until  August 21, 2013

3) Estimated return travel costs to Iqaluit                                 

All proposals received by April 20th, 2013 at 1600hrs ET, will be reviewed and considered.

Completed proposals can be directed to: 
Rowan Novinger, Tobacco Program Officer at or (867) 975-5783.

Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to: 
Paige Marshall, Tobacco Reduction Specialist, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut by email at or fax (867) 979-€8648.