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Territorial Director, Population Health

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
$114,358.00 to $163,368.00
Northern Allowance: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Programs and Standards, the Territorial Director, Population Health position exists to provide comprehensive senior administrative support to ensure the successful implementation of territorial health and wellness programming. Working closely with the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the Director will exercise the ability to oversee budgets, contracts, human resources and other duties to ensure effective and efficient population health programming across the territory. The purpose of this position is to provide overall support to the ADM of Programs and Standards, the CMOH, and health and wellness territorial program leads. This position has seven (7) direct reports.

The incumbent will manage, administer and support all administrative functions as it relates to the effective delivery of territorial population health programs and community development and services that are evidence-informed and based on current health trends. The incumbent will direct, coordinate, and supervise health promotion, health surveillance, health protection and disease control activities as required by legislation and/or government policy. The incumbent will also be overseeing the implementation of data collection, data analysis, and reporting of relevant health information as required by legislation and funding agreements. Managing all aspects of the employment relationship of direct reporting staff is a major part of this position. The incumbent will provide professional advice or direction in response to the Minister, Deputy Minister, ADM of Programs and Standards and Chief Medical Officer of Health requests for information.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in Health Services, Public Health, Health Administration or a related field and five (5) years of progressive public health, government administration or related progressive management experience. A master’s degree in a related field is an asset.

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.

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

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


Expiry Options: 
Has closing date