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Territorial Manager Medical Affairs

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Type of employment: 
$99,743 - $113,159
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Territorial Director of Medical Affairs, the Territorial Manager, Medical Affairs (Manager) is responsible for development and implementation of a structure to manage the day-to-day operations of the physician services program for the Territory of Nunavut. The Manager is also responsible to develop and implement a program to train and supervise the Physician Services staff and is responsible to develop an evaluation and monitoring process to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment and retention of physicians within legislative and policy guidelines. The overall result of these activities is a stable physician services program across the Territory and this program is critical to the effective delivery of physician services in all three regions in Nunavut.

The Territorial Manager collaborates with staff physicians and with providers of specialist services in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Yellowknife in initiatives that impact the provision of the program to ensure that these services are provided. The Manager participates in the budgetary process with the Territorial Director of Medical Affairs and has spending authority for physician fee invoices and expense vouchers and manages program expenditures across the Territory. The incumbent will participate in regional service management meetings with out-of-territory service providers, preparing reports on physician services and advising the chair on the demand and provision of physician services in each region. The Manager will train, support, and direct the medical support staff in the development of physicians’ contracts, and ensures that physician travel, accommodation, and payment mechanisms are in place. The Territorial Manager will also coordinate and analyze documentation outlining the effectiveness of the Medical Affairs program for short-term/long-term and strategic planning purposes. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in business or health service-related field along with three (3) years of related experience, including experience in a complex financial environment. One (1) year of supervisory experience is also required. A Professional Accounting Designation is considered as an asset. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 





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