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Health/Project Planner, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Deadline January 12, 2018

Internal/External Posting
Full Time Position    
Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

The Health/Project Planner is responsible for the overall planning, development, and implementation of the Community Wellbeing project. The role of the Health/Project Planner is to execute and finalize the public health project to strict deadlines and within budget.


  • Masters Degree in Public Health is required
  • University degree in health related field is required
  • 2 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Certification in project management is an asset
  • First Nations Health Managers Association certification is an asset
  • Training and/or experience in health planning and evaluation
  • Understanding of Public Health Systems, and First Nations health systems
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills and facilitating skills
  • Ability to establish relationships/partnerships with agencies & community
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset


Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Work with the ACW Director and Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees to support Planning and Evaluation
  2. Provide supervision and direction to Preventing Infectious Diseases staff by:
    • Ensuring communication practices are clear and in place
    • Providing effective problem solving and conflict resolution as required
    • Administering, monitoring, and ensuring adherence to organizational policies and procedures
    • Appraising employee job results
    • Providing ongoing coaching, advice, and motivation
    • Identify and support professional development and training of staff

Project Support

  1. Support the ongoing planning for the transition and development of services for the Approaches to Community Wellbeing
    • Identify service gaps, community needs, and priorities
    • Develop planned approaches to meet community needs and priorities
  2. Support the staffing process of the community wellbeing project and through the transition into Approaches to Community Wellbeing
  3. Manage the budget for the Community Wellbeing Project
  4. Work with the funding agency to ensure all reporting requirements are fulfilled, including financial reports, progress reports, evaluations, sustainability plans, etc.
  5. Develop and implement an engagement strategy to engage all stakeholders and keep them apprised of progress
  6. Conduct community consultation processes such as community visits, meetings, conferences, video conferences, and teleconferences to gain their input into the model
  7. Understand and facilitate the research process to support the development of Approaches to Community Wellbeing
  8. Work in consultation with relevant working groups and advisory committees, the AMOH, Tribal Councils and communities to support the development of the regional model, including a transition and implementation plan
  9. Chair the Approaches to Community Wellbeing Working Group and support the coordination of the Negotiations Table
  10. Host and facilitate annual Health Directors meetings to inform Health Directors of project/planning progress and garner input into programming
  11. Write reports and proposals, as necessary, to support the development of regional Approaches to Community Wellbeing
  12. Support the transition process for the Approaches to Community Wellbeing, by seeking additional funding sources, conducting further planning and stakeholder engagement, and supporting a change management strategy.
  13. Support the Community Wellbeing Facilitators in their training, planning, and community engagement processes.  Act as a mentor and resources to Community Wellbeing Facilitators.
  14. Oversee the development of contribution agreements for Tribal Councils and communities in support of the Community Wellbeing Facilitators program and ensure reporting requirements are met

Planning and Evaluation Support

  1. Support Approaches to Community Wellbeing staff in planning and evaluation of internal programs.
    • Develop evaluation tools for staff to use when hosting events or information sessions
    • Facilitate planning sessions for staff and Approaches to Community Wellbeing teams
    • Develop evaluation frameworks for programs
    • Conduct internal process evaluations
  2. Build the planning and evaluation capacity of Approaches to Community Wellbeing staff, Tribal Councils, and communities though training sessions and tool and resource development, etc.
  3. Support Tribal Councils and communities in planning and evaluation around Community Wellbeing, including conducting strategic planning sessions
  4. Support the development of community-based and regional strategies around Community Wellbeing
    • Work with consultants, when necessary, in the development of regional strategies, including developing requests for proposals, screening applicants, and overseeing consultants work.
  5. Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned

Please send cover letter, resume, three most recent employment references and an up-to-date Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Persons Sector Check to:

Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: January 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance.

However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our Web-site at

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