To view this job posting in a PDF format, please click here


Project Manager

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 full-time, one-year term position of project manager for a project called “Minoayawin Keewatinowi Askik: Engaging Northern First Nations in Manitoba to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The project manager will be based out of our Thompson or Winnipeg office and will oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to provide MKO First Nations with support to decrease vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine uptake.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, execute, and manage project based on project objectives and deliverables
  • Develop project workplan and timelines based on project objectives and deliverables
  • Develop and conduct community-based surveys
  • Oversee the development of an environmental scan
  • Manage schedule, milestones, deliverables, and action items for project
  • Oversees and manages communication, planning, development, and reporting related to project
  • Gather evidence-based information and research, create database
  • Coordinate the research and development of campaign material
  • Develop a strategy to maintain regular communication with MKO First Nations
  • Work closely with health care professionals and other stakeholders to receive direction for project and share information
  • Travel to First Nations in Northern Manitoba, must be willing to travel via road, plane, boat
  • Oversee the development of a community-based toolkit and training
  • Coordinate and facilitate community engagement sessions, including “train the trainer” sessions
  • Oversee the evaluation of the project and knowledge sharing to First Nations and others
  • Provide regular updates to project sponsor and MKO colleagues
  • Organize Facebook Live sessions to share project-related information with MKO citizens
  • Manage the overall budget for the project
  • Supervise project assistant
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree
  • At least five years of experience in managing projects and/or programs
  • Knowledge of the unique issues related to Northern First Nations in Manitoba
  • Strong understanding of project management
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Public speaking/presentation skills
  • Strong management skills with ability to produce deliverables and work within a budget
  • Proficient computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Knowledge of and experience working with First Nations and stakeholders
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination

Other Duties and Skills:

  • Understanding of or ability to speak the Cree or Dene language
  • Experience working with Elders, leaders, and/or health directors
  • Knowledge of graphic design, web design, video production, photography, and/or using Zoom as a meeting platform
  • Passion for and knowledge about vaccine uptake and health promotion in First Nations

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.