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Senior Tobacco Program Officer
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.
The Senior Tobacco Program Officer will be working with communities to identify additionally to implementation of the tobacco reduction and cessation initiatives, in an effort to reduce the harm of tobacco use and discourage potential new users from becoming tobacco smokers. The position represents the Department in communities, deals with questions or issues that arise about the Tobacco Control Act and the tobacco reduction strategy.
The Senior Tobacco Program Officer reports to the Tobacco Reduction Specialist. The successful candidate will actively contribute to programs evaluation, implementation, monitoring by providing assistance and expertise in marketing of educational and tobacco reduction materials; by reaching the Inuit youth, among others, with tobacco awareness initiatives as well as tobacco reduction strategies.
We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who will be a credible role model with strong ability to engage and motivate Nunavummiut to live a healthy life style. The incumbent is expected to have proven conflict resolution and coordinating skills; planning and budgeting experience plus knowledge and /or be interested in learning about legislation, program planning, development and administration; The Senior Tobacco Program Officer should be able to communicate, explain and effectively promote program services to different audiences (i.e. pregnant mothers, youth, Elders, etc). The successful candidate has to demonstrate analytical skills, an aptitude for problem solving, internet, social media researches, as well as verbal and written communication proficiency, along with good knowledge of MS Office software applications.
The knowledge and skills required for the role would normally be obtained through an undergraduate degree in a Health field OR Tobacco cessation certificate plus two year’s direct experience OR three years of tobacco reduction/cessation experience in a Northern setting.
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 Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.