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Senior Tobacco Program Officer

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 June 2017

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.


  • 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.
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