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Territorial Food Security Coordinator

Family Services
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Type of employment: 
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 January 2019

Indeterminate (If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a term ending October, 22, 2021.)

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Territorial Food Security Coordinator position is under the Poverty Reduction Division of the Department of Family Services.  The Division monitors, reports upon, and supports the coordination and collaboration of poverty reduction initiatives across organizations through the Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act. This includes supporting annual community engagement through the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and the Nunavut Food Security Coalition.  Divisional staff undertake program and policy research specific to poverty reduction, make recommendations where reforms are necessary, and work on the development and implementation of targeted poverty reduction initiatives.

Reporting to the Director, Poverty Reduction, the Territorial Food Security Coordinator is an important strategic position which will provide technical expertise and policy leadership on an issue of considerable political interest across the Government of Nunavut (GN).  The incumbent will also act as a project coordinator overseeing the implementation of a high level strategy to address the critical issue of food insecurity in Nunavut, as well as coordinating specific food security strategic projects. Food Security is seen as a critical issue by Nunavut leaders and stakeholders, and has been highlighted as a Government priority.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized Degree in Community or Public Policy Development or other related field and two years of related experience. Experience working in First Nations or Inuit Contexts and working in the Public Sector will be considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Proficiency in speaking Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun 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, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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 if approved by their manager.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.



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