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French Language Interpreter/ Accreditation Project Officer

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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

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 Executive Director of Iqaluit Health Services, the French Language Interpreter/Accreditation Project Officer is responsible to support Iqaluit Health Services (IHS) by providing French and English translation between clients, doctors, nursing, allied health professionals, relatives and other visitors as required. This position will also ensure the provision of quality client care by supporting activities which take place within the context of Iqaluit Health Services’ commitment to be an accredited organization through Accreditation Canada. This position provides administrative support to the Quality Assurance and Risk Management Coordinator as they ensure a continuous four-year Accreditation Canada survey cycle is maintained.

The incumbent takes the lead in providing French and English translations services by interpreting patient’ symptoms, replies, questions and concerns with medical staff. Interpreting health terminology and providing instructions to patients is also an important part of this position. The incumbent provides research support on best practices throughout IHS on Accreditation processes and supports the implementation of standards action plans and resources for the Accreditation teams.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized certificate in business administration, health services or a related field along with two (2) years’ experience working program coordination, project management or related field including experience in providing translations and interpretation services. The incumbent must be fully bilingual (oral and written) in both English and French.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in Inuktitut language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is 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.


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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