Under the authority of the coordinator of prevention and control of infectious diseases and as member of the infectious-diseases team of the Nunavik Department of Public Health, the community-mobilization officer shall be responsible for planning, organizing and carrying out community-mobilization activities specific to each community for the purposes of eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in Nunavik.
The officer’s responsibilities shall notably include:
working closely with the interveners of the health centres, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and community members toward the development and application of a community-mobilization plan, taking into account the guidelines in the plan of action for the elimination of tuberculosis in Nunavik and the specific context of each community;
cooperating with the regional board’s communications officers in carrying out the activities under the communication plan for tuberculosis;
developing tools for the prevention and control of TB (e.g., educational and promotional materials).
The community-mobilization officer may also be required to work on other issues related to infectious diseases.
University degree or equivalent
Experience in community mobilization within a multicultural context
Experience in the health and social services network and in management of tuberculosis shall be considered an asset
Experience in a remote region
Familiarity with related issues in Nunavik and with Inuit culture shall be considered an asset
Excellent communication skills in at least two of the three languages in use in the region: Inuktitut, English and French
Flexibility, autonomy and capacity for adaptation
Capacity for mobilizing leadership, conflict resolution and work under pressure
Familiarity with the MS Office suite
Candidates of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
Temporary, full-time position of two years (35 hours/week) with possibility of extension
Position based in Quebec; telework based in another Nunavik community may be considered
Regular stays of four to six weeks in the communities of Nunavik
Salary according to the norms established by the MSSS
Interested candidates should send their résumé in English and French, no later than April 2nd 2019, at 5:00 p.m., care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
P.O,. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0