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Territorial Food Security Coordinator

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This position will be offered as a term ending on September 1, 2023.
$92,196 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:59pm

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 food security and food sovereignty which is of considerable political interest and priority for Nunavut. The Coordinator will be accountable for developing a range of solutions to food insecurity in the territory by creating, implementing, coordinating and overseeing policies, programs, projects and supports. The Coordinator will also act as a key support for community organizations leading food security projects and facilitating the coordination of initiatives across government departments and various agencies.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized undergraduate degree in Community or Public Policy Development or other related field and two years of related experience. Experience working in 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 pending managerial approval.

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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