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2019-069 Planning and Programming Officer, Perinatality and Early Childhood

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2019 October 16

Under the authority of the director of Public Health and the supervision of the coordinator of the team for disease prevention and health promotion, as well as jointly with the members of that team, the officer shall be responsible for the portfolios related to perinatality and early childhood among the Nunavik population. More specifically, the officer will have responsibilities related to the following files:

The implementation of the Ilagiillutta program in the fourteen communities of the region (adapted version of the Integrated services in perinatality and early childhood (ISPEC) program);

Collaboration in the consolidation of a continuum of care in maternal, infant and child health, including for example the development of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) preventive interventions;

Collaboration in the development of breastfeeding support interventions in the region;

Supporting the implementation of early childhood development interventions in the region.

He or she shall particularly work with the various partners such as the health centres, CLSCs, municipalities, schools, day-cares and regional organizations to support the various initiatives concerning health promotion among families.

The officer’s specific responsibilities related to the perinatality and early childhood file will revolve around:

Mapping and developing partnerships with key sectoral and intersectoral stakeholders in the region with regards to perinatality and early childhood;

Includes supporting the development of networks between relevant actors;

Supporting the evaluation of programs and interventions currently in place in the region;

Supporting the development, adaptation and implementation of preventive services and interventions in perinatal and child health, both within the health sector and in the community;

Advising sectoral and intersectoral partners on best practices and evidence-based interventions with regards to perinatal health and early childhood development;

Developing culturally adapted tools and trainings for partners on various related topics.

If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact David Arsenault at 819-964-2222 Ext. 284 or by email at david_arsenault@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.


Bachelor’s degree in social work or nursing; a combination of appropriate training and experience may be considered

Masters degree in public health or global health; a combination of appropriate training and experience may be considered

Minimum of three years’ experience in public health, community development or a related field, linked to family health, early childhood or maternal health

Sound knowledge of the health and social services network and community-health programs

Experience in the North shall be considered an asset

Mastery of French and English; knowledge of Inuktitut shall be considered a major asset

Familiarity with the MS Office suite


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

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.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than October 16th, 2019, 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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