Title: Program Consultant, Indigenous Health
Pay Grade:  6
Branch: Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI)
POSNO: 9993
Location: Canada
Reports to: Manager, Indigenous Health
Closing date: June 26, 2022

Job Summary:

The Program Consultant will lead collaboration cross-functionally to support CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy. Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Health, the Program Consultant will manage and implement strategic activities in CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy, with a focus on respectful engagement and partnerships. The Program Consultant’s role involves ensuring that Indigenous perspectives and priorities inform CIHI’s work at many levels and that Indigenous People are informed about CIHI’s activities.

CIHI is on a learning journey, guided by what we learn from Indigenous Peoples, communities, governments, and organizations. We are committed to respecting Indigenous data sovereignty, advancing cultural safety and humility, and supporting the health and data priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans and implements CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy with a focus on engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Métis representatives and organizations and the development of partnerships. i.e Liaising with existing partners, networking with new organizations and prospective partners, coordinating and planning meetings of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis and CIHI Health Data Table, recruiting and facilitating the involvement of Indigenous advisors and developing guidance for teams at CIHI to engage with Indigenous People and organizations in respectful and safe ways.
  2. Supports other components of CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy, including respectful governance of Indigenous-identifiable data, cultural safety and humility, staff training and learning, analysis and capacity building with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners.
  3. Provides strategic advice and works collaboratively with colleagues and internal stakeholders to support the communications plan for CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy.
  4. Leads project management and coordinate strategic activities in CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy. This includes developing project plans, managing timelines, corporate reporting, leading and participating in meetings.
  5. Prepares a range of written materials including presentations, reports, and briefing notes pertaining to First Nations, Inuit & Métis priorities.
  6. Develops and delivers internal and external presentations in support of CIHI’s Indigenous Health Strategy.
  7. Maintains knowledge of current and emerging health and data priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments, communities and organizations.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Indigenous Studies, population health, epidemiology, health sciences, public administration, communications, public relations, or other relevant area.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in First Nations, Inuit or Métis organizations or in support of Indigenous Peoples. Strong preference will be given to those who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit
  • Strong networks with First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis Peoples, communities, and organizations is required. Experience and networks in the health, data, research and/or government sectors are preferred.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous health and social issues and social/political context of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
  • Strong facilitation, engagement, and partnership development skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix environment and independently with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Problem solving and coordination skills, with a high level of accountability.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of data governance principles and practices, including principles of Indigenous Data Sovereignty is preferred.
  • Understanding of population health, health systems and the use of health information for policy, planning, management, and evaluation purposes. Knowledge of CIHI’s business, and its key stakeholders is preferred.
  • Experience in working on data analysis, standards, collection and/or data quality is preferred.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other common office software.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or an Indigenous language is an asset.