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2020-044 Planning and Programming Officer, Monitoring of Infectious Diseases

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Québec
2020 July 13

Under the authority of the director of Public Health and the supervision of the coordinator for infectious diseases, the Planning, Programming and Research officer (PPRO) in public health shall serve as member of the team for surveillance and monitoring.


The team for surveillance and monitoring is responsible for the COVID-19 monitoring plan in Nunavik, supports the investigative team as well as the community interveners by circulating monitoring files for individuals targeted by public-health interventions and contributes to the development of indicators for monitoring COVID-19 in Nunavik.


The officer shall share tasks of COVID-19 data analysis and capture with the team members, contribute to development of the COVID-19 management tool, and ensure updates to the database and the data-capture guide. He or she shall serve as super user of the various databases used for monitoring COVID-19, namely, the COVID-19 management tool, Fichier V-10 and Akinox.


Below are some examples of typical tasks:

capture of forms for reporting individuals tested in Nunavik in the COVID-19 management tool;

capture of investigative and contact questionnaires in V-10 and Akinox;

critical analysis of the quality of the data indicated on the forms;

participation in training on Akinox and V-10;

participation in meetings of the team for surveillance and monitoring and any other meetings deemed pertinent by the team;

preparation of preformatted reports and simple files for monitoring purposes and circulation of monitoring data;

participation in the design of and follow-up to indicators for transmission of COVID-19;

other related tasks.


Moreover, the PPRO in public health may, as needed, be required to contribute to various fields in infectious diseases such as outbreaks, reportable diseases including tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections. More specifically, he or she may be required to contribute to the design of a management tool for syphilis outbreaks. He or she may also contribute to various scientific efforts involving infectious diseases.


University degree in epidemiology

Relevant experience of at least three years in infectious diseases

Ability to work in a multicultural setting and within a multidisciplinary team

Mastery, both oral and written, of at least two of the three languages in use in Nunavik (French, English, Inuktitut)

Excellent knowledge of the MS Office suite

Proven and excellent skills at teamwork, management of priorities and data analysis

Attention to detail and dynamism

Experience in the Nunavik region or other remote region shall be considered a major asset

Experience working with tuberculosis and syphilis shall be considered a major asset


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

Conditions and benefits

Temporary, full-time position of one year with possibility of extension

Position based in Québec City with occasional travel to Nunavik

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS ($25.25/h to $45.22/h)

 Note that employees of the health and social services network are eligible for northern leave without pay

Additional details


Interested candidates should send their résumé, in English and French, no later than July 13th, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., care of:


Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0


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