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Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Specialist

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
18 January 2019

Term ending March 31, 2027.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Territorial Nutritionist, the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) Specialist provides an integrated, coordinated community-based prenatal nutrition program in Nunavut.  The CPNP Specialist also provides on-going communication to community CPNP coordinators with regards to operational support, training and knowledge sharing and ensures overall program accountability, in a manner consistent with federal program guidelines that meets the needs of Nunavut communities.

The Specialist works closely with the Territorial Nutritionist, broader nutrition team, Measurement and Evaluation Specialist, and CPNP Advisory Group to provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programs in order to ensure that the programs are working towards the program goals. The Specialist also provides expertise related to prenatal and infant nutrition, optimizing program delivery and acting as a resource in this area.

To be successful in the position, the incumbent must be a Registered Dietitian with a provincial regulatory body and hold a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, biochemistry or other program leading to acceptance to accredited deictic internship. Three (3) years community nutrition or related experience is required. Experience working with and supporting community based nutrition programming, program and financial management and program evaluation are considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French.  Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.  Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
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