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Project Assistant

Minoayawin Keewatinowi Askik Project 
Winnipeg or Thompson Office – April 2022 to March 31, 2024


Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of project assistant to work on a project called “Minoayawin Keewatinowi Askik: Engaging Northern First Nations in Manitoba to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The project assistant reports to the project manager. The assistant is an integral project member who will support the implementation of community engagement and research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate/oversee logistics for community engagement sessions
  • Organize materials and supplies for community engagement sessions
  • Monitor project workplan, ensure milestones/timelines are being followed
  • Coordinate, compile, and prepare reports for submission
  • Research duties to assist in developing environmental scan
  • Draft, edit, format, and send correspondence
  • Develop materials for engagement sessions, such as posters, website, information sheets, etc.
  • Provide Zoom and related technical support: Acting as a “Zoom driver” for community engagement sessions, booking Zoom sessions for events/meetings, etc.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and partners
  • Travel to First Nations in Northern Manitoba, must be willing to travel via road, plane, boat
  • Work closely with project manager and others to achieve project objectives
  • Assist with evaluation of project
  • Other duties to be determined

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a project assistant or administrative role
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently while functioning as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of information and pay strong attention to detail
  • Proficient computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • An understanding of the Cree or Dene language is an asset
  • Knowledge of the unique issues related to Northern First Nations
  • Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Knowledge of graphic and/or web design, video production, photography, and/or using Zoom as a meeting platform are assets
  • Passion for and knowledge about vaccine uptake and health promotion in First Nations is an asset

Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume by 4:00pm on April 13, 2022, to:

Dorothy Smith
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (204) 778-7655
Mail: 206-55 Selkirk Avenue
Thompson, MB R8N 0M5

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted for further review.