Reporting to the Director of Policy Advancement and Assistant Director of Policy Advancement, and working in close collaboration with the other QNIHS Co-Lead, the Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey (QNIHS) Co-Lead is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a permanent National Inuit Health Survey.

The Manager/Co-Lead leads a team of staff that works collaboratively across the organization and with the existing Co-Lead and the four Inuit regions to deliver on key initiatives and policies in relation to the QNIHS.

The Manager/Co-Lead oversees the production of policy positions and recommendations, and provides policy and project management oversight and guidance and works in collaboration with other Managers within the Policy Advancement team.


  • Acts as a co-lead on file specific matters as assigned and prioritized by the Director and Assistant Director;
  • Coordinates and provides guidance on survey design, sampling methodology, questionnaire development, data storage and management, data analysis and dissemination;
  • Plans and co-ordinates a collaborative approach to data processing, analysis and dissemination with the four Inuit regions;
  • Develops QNIHS data management policies and procedures for recommendation to the National Inuit Health Survey Working Group, the National Inuit Committee on Health, and the ITK Board of Directors;
  • In collaboration with the QNIHS Regional Managers, supports regional and community data policy development; and,
  • Guided by the National Inuit Health Survey Working Group (NIHSWG), identifies and pursues partnerships with individuals and organizations that recognize and respect Inuit self-determination in research.



  • Training and experience in epidemiological and/or quantitative data analysis;
  • Understanding of the Inuit social determinants of health and their connections to overall well-being;
  • Quantitative data analysis and reporting of results;
  • Good understanding of community needs and traditional values in Inuit communities;
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise sound judgement without direction;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a diverse environment;
  • Understanding of Inuit committees and organizational structures and how they function;
  • Knowledge of budget management; and,
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), internet and e-mail.


  • Experience in analysis, program development, evaluation, and consultation;
  • General research and policy development experience;
  • Experience in developing and implementing research and surveys;
  • Experience with project management or program development; and,
  • Experience with partnership development and maintenance.


  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as public health, health sciences, epidemiology, public policy and political or social science with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience; a PhD would be an asset;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 8 years of related work experience in a similar role; OR,
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance is evident.

Conditional to ITK’s Human Resources Policies, you may be eligible for:

  • Group Insurance
  • RRSP contributions
  • Training allowance
  • Health and wellness allowance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Vacation – starting out at 3 weeks/year
  • Xmas break (usually between Xmas and New Year)

The deadline to apply is March 8, 2021

Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ITK; however, only those selected will be contacted.


Ottawa, Ontario


Policy Advancement

Employment Type

Permanent Full-Time

Minimum Experience