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Canada Prenatal Nutrition

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Term ending August 5, 2022
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Friday, March 5, 2021 - 11:59pm

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.

Term until August 5, 2022. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Management approval.

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

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 more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • 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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