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2022-047 Coordinator, Inuit Child First Initiative

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, South
2022 May 22

Under the authority of the director of Out-of-Region Services, the coordinator for the Inuit Child First Initiative assumes a major role in terms of access to services for Inuit children, whether or not they reside on the Nunavik territory. His or her principal task is to support the director of Out-of-Region Services in the development and regional management of the Inuit Child First Initiative (Jordan Principle).

This program aims to mitigate health inequalities for beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA) by fostering access to health care, services or products that are not readily available to eligible Inuit children.

The Inuit Child First Initiative guarantees Inuit children’s access to essential health, social and educational products, services and support funded by the federal government which they require and when they require them. The initiative is accessible to Inuit children, whether or not they reside on the territory of Nunavik. The coordinator shall specifically support the director of Out-of-Region Services in:


·         Developing, jointly with the regional partners and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), a management structure for the Inuit Child First Initiative guaranteeing access to the program for Inuit children, their families and the organizations;

·         Developing regional management tools to facilitate and guarantee access to the initiative, whether for group or individual applications;

·         Publicizing and promoting the program in Québec, in order to foster and facilitate access to the program;

·         Ensuring liaison with regional partners and the communities, in order to guarantee access to the program;

·         Ensuring sound management of the human, physical and financial resources under his or her responsibility;

·         Ensuring, jointly with the director of Administrative Services, fiscal follow-up to the Inuit Child First Initiative;

·         Supporting the NRBHSS Executive Management in its rendering of accounts for ISC.


Ø  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline;

Ø  A master’s degree in administration or management shall be considered an asset;

Ø  Minimum of three years of experience as intermediate management officer or in project management;

Ø  Sound knowledge of the Québec health and social services network;

Ø  Integrity, good sense of responsibility and ability to render accounts;

Ø  Recognized capacity to manage diverse, complex tasks requiring diplomacy, innovation and dynamism;

Ø  Mobilizing leadership;

Ø  Will to engage in the interests of JBNQA beneficiaries;

Ø  Excellent skills with the Office suite;

Ø  Good skills in at least two of the three languages in use in the region: Inuktitut, English and French;

Ø  Ability to speak Inuktitut shall be considered a major asset;

Ø  Good capacity for adaptation and teamwork;

Ø  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 telework with occasional travel to Nunavik

•         Salary according to the rules issued by the MSSS (class 37)


Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than May 22nd, 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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