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Health Promotion Coordinator, Government of Nunavut, Department of Health

Iqaluit, Nunavut
Deadline July 15, 2015

Background and General Description:

The Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Health is seeking the services of a qualified individual to fill the role of Health Promotion Coordinator (HPC).   Working within the Population Health Division, and reporting to the Tobacco Reduction Specialist, the Health Promotion Coordinator will provide expertise in research, analysis, project management, and resource development.  More specifically, the position is responsible for providing literature reviews and analysis to generate recommendations for future work. This position will also be responsible for initiating and managing contracts to advance various tobacco projects and initiatives. This position will be responsible for developing resources that are aligned with GN messaging, health promotion principles, based upon current promising practices and inclusive of Inuit Societal Values.

As the Health Promotion Coordinator you will be responsible for the preparing information and generating recommendations for new and emerging public health issues including but not limited to e-cigarettes and flavoured tobacco products.  The projects, issues and tasks assigned to this position involve working with all of DHs programs and with public policy. Much of the work requires joint collaboration across GN divisions and departments, and with government partners.

Scope of Work

During this term the workplan would consist of elements of the following:

  • Reviewing and analyzing literature looking for best/better/promising practices in tobacco reduction.
  • On-going research and consultation regarding tobacco enforcement policies and practices.
  • Analyze and evaluate data from a variety of sources (e.g. academic journals, administrative Publications, Health Canada statistics).
  • Assist with lesson plan development
  • Develop Department of Health tobacco reduction position papers, briefing documents and recommendations on policy implementation as required.
  • Develop recommendations and options to best reach target audiences, as well as developing indicators for success and identifying potential baseline information.
  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of population health programs.
  • Liaise with other departments within government, communities and other organizations.
  • Manage contracts and project budgets, ensuring contractors are on time and on budget, and deliverables are submitted on time by the end of the contract.
  • Other duties as necessary

Candidate Requirements

Interested candidates for the Health Promotion Coordinator position should possess the following combination of education and experience requirements. Demonstrated abilities in the areas outlined under Knowledge and Skills are considered significant assets which will also factor into hiring decisions.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduate degree in a public health, community development, health promotion, international development, or public policy discipline is preferred, but equivalent undergraduate degree combined with 2 or more years relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • A minimum of two years of continuous work experience in public health, tobacco reduction, community development, health promotion, international development, or public policy is essential.
  • Administrative experience, with strong Microsoft Office and computer skills is essential
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Formal project management credentials would be an asset
  • Experience communicating with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders is an asset
  • Familiarity with preparing contracts and invoicing procedures is an asset

Knowledge and Skills (Assets)

  • Knowledge of health determinants and health promotion.
  • Knowledge of community development.
  • Knowledge of research principles.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and preferably direct experience with northern cultures and health care structures;
  • Project management skills- planning, development, implementation, timelines, milestones and general management knowledge.
  • Contract and budget management skills.
  • Resource Development skills.
  • Exceptional research and writing skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and/or projects


The services of the HPC are required by July 15, 2015 to November 15, 2015, with possibility of extension. This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has an estimated starting salary of $80,246/annum, depending on education and experience, with an additional northern allowance bonus of $15,000/annum. Subsidized transient accommodation for up to 1 month may be available at a subsidized rate of approximately $1100/month. Please note: the successful incumbent will be responsible for covering their own airfare.

Interested parties please send in your CV and letter by July 15, 2015 outlining how you meet the above Education and Experience Requirements to David Kierstead at:  DKierstead@GOV.NU.CA