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2022-050 Assistant to the Director of Public Health

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2022 July 06

Under the authority of the director of public health, the person selected supports management in all of its functions. His or her role is primarily aimed at bringing knowledge of the realities of Nunavik to ensure the cultural safety of public health interventions. This role is exercised in particular by supporting the managers of the department, particularly the director and her medical assistant as well as, as needed, the clinical coordinators and other managers.


More specifically, the assistant to the director will :


Support the director of public health in her role of informing the population about their state of health and effective interventions to prevent priority problems by:

o   acting as a spokesperson for management;

o   contributing to the development of public health messages so that they are adapted to the cultural and social realities of the Inuit population.


Facilitate the implementation of public health records by:


o   establishing lasting ties with local (town hall, health committee, etc.), regional (Kativik Regional Government, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Makivik Corporation, etc.) and provincial or national partners (Ministry of Health and Social Services, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, etc.);

o   acting as chair or co-chair of intersectoral public health committees.


Promote the cultural safety of public health services and programs by:

o   providing its consulting expertise to coordinators, clinical leaders and management professionals in the development and implementation of interventions;

o   supporting the development of the Inuit public health workforce by recruiting and supporting Inuit workers in management.


Replace the Director with regard to her administrative responsibilities during her absence.



Ø  Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; any other combination of training and appropriate experience may be considered.

Ø  Demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the issues and priorities of northern regions, more specifically of the Inuit population of Nunavik.

Ø  Experience in a management position;

Ø  Be ready to follow the Inuit Management Training Course offered by McGill University upon taking office;

Ø  Experience in the health and social services network will be considered an asset;

Ø  Bilingualism required (English-Inuktitut or French-Inuktitut);

Ø  Proficiency in the 3 languages ​​spoken in Nunavik (English, Inuktitut and French) is considered an asset.

Ø  Demonstrate functional knowledge of the Office 365 suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Outlook, Sharepoint).


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


Conditions and benefits

Permanent, full-time position

Position based in Kuujjuaq

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS (class 39)


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.


Personnel of the health and social services network are eligible for northern leave without pay with their employer.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than July 6th, 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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