This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Territorial Director, Population Health, the Health Promotion Specialist provides leadership in health and wellness promotion and supports community development. The position has a focus of health education throughout the life span of Nunavummiut, from early childhood education, school-aged children to adult education. The Specialist is responsible for ensuring that developed strategies are consistent with Inuit traditional knowledge within national frameworks developed by key Inuit organizations. The Specialist will also work with Department of Health community staff and others who are active in the area of community development and health promotion.
The Specialist is vital to the vision of Nunavut - developing healthy communities, and the vision of Department of Health and shifting from treatment to prevention of wellness. The incumbent is accountable for ensuring that the main determinants of health and wellbeing are strengthened, and that opportunities for partnership both within and outside government are maintained and enhanced to reflect the complexities of the environment. The incumbent will liaise with non-governmental agencies, government departments and other key stakeholders to ensure the ongoing work proceeds systematically, by producing updates of activities and ongoing work.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree from a recognized university in health science, education or a related field along with two (2) years related experience. A Master’s Degree in Public Health or health related field is considered an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered 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.