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Territorial Director Population Health

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 112,115 to $ 160,165
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 May 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

Reporting directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) Programs & Standards, the Territorial Director Population Health will work closely with the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) on planning and implementation of territorial health and wellness programming. The Director will exercise the ability to oversee budgets, contracts, human resources and is accountable for the supervision and leadership of the health and wellness program managers. This position will be accountable to the ADM for the execution of plans from headquarters to the regional executive directors while bringing the voice and concerns of the regions to headquarters.

The Territorial Director, Population Health’s activities are driven by the Department of Health mission and mandate, Inuit Societal Values, governmental and departmental goals and objectives, contribution agreement requirements and influenced by the availability of human and fiscal resources to meet the demands. The Director is responsible for the direct supervision of 8 positions in Iqaluit/within Nunavut.

You will have proven experience in leading and managing a team, strong leadership, coaching and performance management. You will have knowledge of; the evolution of Nunavut and its current health care system, Inuit Societal Values, Cabinet and legislature process, health determinants and evolving trends, Policy development, program planning, public service administration and management.

To be invited to an interview you will have a Master’s degree in Health Services, Public Health, or Health Administration or equivalent with five years of progressive public health or other government administration.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
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