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Specialist, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 26, 2016

9 Month Contract
Applying a peoples-specific approach, the Partnership advances the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Action Plan on Cancer Control (Action Plan) by working with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners and health and cancer control systems. The portfolio is focused on addressing the priority cancer control gaps, including those related to cancer and chronic disease prevention, described in the Action Plan and as identified by each of the three peoples and by the health systems serving them.

Reporting to the Program Manager, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control, and working closely with the First Nation, Inuit and Métis Knowledge & Engagement Liaison (who leads stakeholder relations contact with First Nations, Inuit and Metis organizations/people), as well as other teams across the Partnership, the Specialist is responsible for providing content which supports the implementation of cancer control strategies with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and supporting strategic activities related to the advancement of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer control, in particular the Action Plan.  This role involves conducting outreach and initiative oversight activities with organizations and stakeholders central to advancing First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Control to ensure they are informed of key developments and to build upon existing synergies. Stakeholder outreach includes federal organizations, cancer agencies, and health charities, among others.


  • Master’s degree in Health Administration, Health Policy or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience planning and implementing projects with stakeholders
  • Experience with, and understanding of, First Nations, Inuit and Métis health issues and demonstrated expertise in effectively working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of and demonstrated experience with federal and/or provincial health policy landscape, including understanding of issues and challenges and key differences among jurisdictions, ideally in the cancer domain and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Care Systems
  • Strong internal and external relationship management skills, including ability to interact and work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders at the provincial and/or national levels
  • Experience in large scale or national project management and evaluation  
  • Experience working within a health environment conducting research, analysis and stakeholder relations
  • Proven project management and organizational skills, including experience in all facets of the project management life cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a project from inception to conclusion
  • Analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills

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How to Apply: Please forward CV and cover letter to

Closing Date: August 26, 2016

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