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2019-057 Promotion and prevention agent, Community Development Project Manager

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2019 August 14

The Qanuilirpitaa 2017 Health Survey is a vast survey, unprecedented in size, about the state of health of the Nunavik population. It includes a community component for the first time ever which aims to map community assets and conceptualize health from the perspectives of the communities themselves.
 As a result, regional portraits, community resources maps, and local portraits are being produce. The data focuses on the strengths of the communities that can be used to mobilize locally for positive change.
Under the authority of the Prevention and Health Promotion Coordinator, the agent shall be responsible for the implementation of a community mobilization pilot project in three communities of Nunavik. The project will aim to mobilize communities around the results of the survey and to utilize existing strengths towards creating positive change. The agent will act as the project manager and will work closely with the NRBHSS partners and the researchers in charge of developing community health portraits and community asset mapping. The agent shall also provide technical support to working groups and professionals in the communities and at the NRBHSS towards the implementation of project objectives. This will involve close collaboration with other NRBHSS departments, Regional partners as well as programs, and ongoing project teams throughout Nunavik.
If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact David Arsenault at 514-465-2928 or by email at david_arsenault@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.


Bachelor’s degree in International Development or demonstrated experience in; Project management, community mobilization and/or International development

Project management certification (PMI)

Ability to speak and write in at least two of the three languages of the region (Inuktitut, English, French)

Excellent knowledge of program evaluation, development and implementation

Ability to write activity reports, follow timelines, prioritize

Ability to work with multiple partners in an intercultural context

Excellent Initiative and ability to work independently

Experience with reporting against budgets and action plans and developing funding applications

Work experience in Nunavik will be considered an asset

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

Conditions and benefits

Temporary, full-time position (35 hours/week) of one year with possibility of renewal

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS and commensurate with experience

Position based in Kuujjuaq or telework

Northern benefits: retention premium ($6,000/year), isolation premium ($10,015/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.

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