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Health Promotion Coordinator, Government of Nunavut, Department of Health

Iqaluit, Nunavut
Deadline Passed and Position is Filled

Timeframe: Beginning approximately in June and ending October 2016 (with the possibility of an extension).

Background and General Description:

The Department of Health, Government of Nunavut, Division of Population Health, is currently looking for a Health Promotion Specialist with strong writing and research skills, within the Tobacco Reduction Program.  This position will provide the lead in examining the 2004 Nunavut Tobacco Control Act, reviewing other jurisdiction’s legislation, leading consultations with Health staff and stakeholders, recommending changes to the Act and working with members of Department of Health’s Policy and Planning to complete the necessary forms and provide the department’s policy division the supporting documentation and subject matter expertise to affect policy and/or Legislative change    The Health Promotion Coordinator reports to the Tobacco Reduction Specialist.  


The approximate salary range for this position, depending on education and experience, starts from $81,000 to $98,000 plus a Nunavut Northern Allowance of $15,000 to defray extra expenses due to high costs of living in Iqaluit.  If the successful candidate is not already located in Iqaluit, the successful incumbent will be responsible for covering their own airfare.  Airfare from Ottawa to Iqaluit is available at a government rate discounted by approximately 40%.

Scope of Work

During the duration of the project work, the Health Promotion Coordinator will support the Tobacco Reduction Program, including:

  • Create and execute a comprehensive and detailed project workplan for the duration of the project to its completion date.  
  • Revise workplan as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Consult with, and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop good working relationships and regularly consult with Inuit organizations.
  • Identify required resources.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the projects and scope.
  • Prepare project organization and communication charts.
  • Prepare progress and final project reports as required.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Provide support for an advisory/steering committee of internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and issue project proposals, RFP’s, tenders, etc.
  • Facilitate internal and external team meetings effectively.
  • Keep project team informed of changes as they arise.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to Tobacco Reduction Specialist.
  • Deliver engaging, informative and well-organized presentations.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Issue Contracts, Letters of Intent, Purchase Orders, etc.  
  • Candidate Qualifications

Interested candidates for this position should possess the following combination of education, experience, knowledge and skills.  It will be expected that the successful candidate will take courses and training as provided by the Tobacco Reduction Program, to further their knowledge of the subject area.


  • Post-secondary education in public health, Nursing, community development, health promotion or international development, or other relevant discipline.

Skills and Work Experience

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Experience working in northern communities and/or with First Nations or Inuit
  • Experience with substance use and addictions is an asset
  • 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
  • Experience communicating with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders is an asset

Knowledge and Skills (Assets)

  • Strong verbal communication (e.g. client-oriented) and writing skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and/or projects
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity and understanding of Nunavut Inuit Culture and northern contexts

Please send your letter of interest and resume to:  

Frankie Best, Tobacco Reduction Specialist
Phone (867) 975-5728