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Tobacco Control Partnership Co-ordinator and Information Consultant

The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC), as the Canadian Health Network's (CHN) tobacco control affiliate, in partnership with the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), supports the CHN

Operational Centre and Regional Operating Partners by responding to tobacco control inquiries from consumers and health intermediaries.

Based in the National Capital Region, both positions require excellent verbal and written communications skills in French and English, sensitivity to linguistic and cultural diversity, and some knowledge of non-profit health sector issues. Education in health studies or equivalent experience is essential. Both candidates should be motivated self-starters able to manage many projects with multiple deadlines in a rapidly changing environment. Some travel is required.

Partnership Co-ordinator Responsibilities

Develop and nurture a network of organisations that provide information on tobacco control; Co-ordinate: [1] network activities; [2] the update of the web site; [3] responses to queries; [4] processes for reviewing the CHN web site and recommendations for new materials; [5] activities with CHN Operational Centre and Regional Operating Partners.


Excellent networking skills and demonstrated ability in developing collaborative relationships with different organisations and levels of governments; Excellent communication, negotiation, problem-solving, leadership and coaching skills; Ability to translate health promotion concepts into practical applications; Knowledge of Internet technology; Knowledge of tobacco control issues.

Information Consultant Responsibilities

Respond to information requests from consumers and intermediaries through the CHN web site; Perform web research and disseminate information; Design and implement electronic communications between Council personnel and a network of relevant organisations; Provide leadership on resource development.


Comprehensive knowledge of library techniques through education, training or experience as a cataloguer or indexer; Negotiation and problem-solving skills; Meticulous and organised with strong research and analytical skills; Knowledge of e-mail, word processing and databases; Knowledge of HTML coding an asset.

Both positions are full-time through September 30, 2000. Flexible terms. Contract or salary at competitive rates, pro-rated, with possible contract renewal. CCTC policy stipulates that its employees be smoke-free.

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