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2022-034 Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga Assistant Director, Inuit values and approaches

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Nunavik \ anywhere in Quebec
2022 May 23

Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga (NIP) will become an independent non-profit organization and will be an integrated center for youth and family services led by a board of directors, inspired by Sukait principles and orientations. NIP will offer culturally adapted care for all youths and families. NIP is where families of Nunavik are supported and protected. The name represents both the vision and the structure of Youth and family services in Nunavik.


Under the authority of the Executive Director of Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga (NIP) and following the orientations of Sukait working group, the assistant director of Nunavimmi ilagiit papatauvinga shall review the current social services for Nunavik families and youth and propose recommendations and modifications so that they can be more adapted to inuit culture (values, traditions, family conception). Under the authority of the executive NIP director, the NIP assistant director will exercise leadership in a context of transformation, based on sukait orientations and partnerships. He or she will plan and ensure the culturally safe approach of all child, youth and family services Network. The priority will be the development of trainings programs and various tools to promote traditional knowledge and Inuit ways to offer services for children, youth and families in Nunavik. Furthermore, he or she will build a strong plan on recruitment, retention and training of Inuit workforce. Under is direction of Inuit values and cultural approach, he or she will be building monitoring and motivation tools for the individuals under his/her responsibility. In collaboration with the Nip management team, he or she will ensure the creation of service corridors as well as the implementation of strategies and programs culturally safe for the Nunavimmiut families, and offer guidance for all partners in regards to the cultural approach. Furthermore, the NIP assistant director will be acting as an ambassador for the Nunavimmi ilagiit papatauvingna development and the building of the new integrated services structure towards the population, acting as liaison in various communication strategies.  


The NIP assistant director will oversee the approach and make sure that all the child, youth and family services within the two health centres and the community services are relevant and culturally safe services for Nunavimmiut, by proposing cultural programs and tools. The assistant director of Nunavimmi Ilagiit Papatauvinga shall also be responsible for management of the human, physical, financial and information resources of his or her department.


·         Speaking Inuktitut is mandatory

·         Strong capacity to communicate with Elders, leaders and partners;

·         Capacity to establish and maintain community mobilization around child, youth and families realities;

·         Spoken and written skills in the two languages in use in Nunavik (Inuktitut, English) 

·         Effective leadership, acknowledged by the population and leaders

·         Recognized cultural competencies to influence the orientation of social services and youth protection   

·         Flexibility and sound ability to adapt to an environment in constant flux

·         Familiarity with the MS Office suite

·         Availability to travel regularly within and outside the region as required


Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.

Conditions and benefits

•         Permanent, full-time position (35 hours/week)

•         Position based in Kuujjuaq or in telework with occasional travel to Nunavik

•         Salary according to the rules issued by the MSSS (class 40)


Northern benefits: retention premium ($6,000/year), isolation premium ($10,627/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3,085/year) and, if hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, subsidized housing provided, moving and storage expenses reimbursed, annual personal trips from Kuujjuaq to point of hiring provided, etc.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than May 19th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., care of:


Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0


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