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Health Senior Analyst 

Office of the Grand Chief
Winnipeg or Thompson – Full Time


Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is seeking a self-starting, highly motivated individual to assume the responsibilities of Health Senior Analyst to the Office of the Grand Chief and will report directly to the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain input and guidance on health issues from MKO First Nations and other organizations;
  • Serve as MKO representative on MKO-KIM COVID Pandemic Team, and MKO representative to Manitoba First Nation Pandemic Response and Coordination Team;
  • Develop and Foster alliances with other organizations that will advance the well-being of MKO communities and citizens;
  • Develop new and innovative ways to liaise with MKO citizens, leadership and organizations on health program delivery that will contribute to the well-being of MKO communities and citizens;
  • Provide coordination and support to programs in the MKO region to raise the level of health awareness and service in MKO communities;
  • Consult with MKO communities and other organizations and actively promote and assist in the delivery of optimal health services;
  • Oversee the development of management and administrative practices of health program and services within the organization;
  • Represents MKO and its position on health at different collaborative tables, working groups, meetings as assigned and relays back to MKO via reports, briefing notes etc.;
  • Prepares discussion papers, letters, case studies, work plans, reports, briefings, presentations, recommendations, speaking notes and process documents as required;
  • Champion MKO initiatives in the area of health with leadership, communities, stakeholders and government and others as required;
  • The Health Senior Analyst will provide advice and guidance in improving health services and conditions to the Grand Chief’s Office;
  • Supports and monitors implementation of health policies and processes, approaches and philosophies;
  • Undertakes review and analysis, and prepares relevant materials to support the MKO Grand Chief’s participation in partnerships, committees and meetings;
  • Completes various quarterly and annual reports associated with MKO partnerships as required;
  • Develops strong credibility and working relationships with internal and external partners at various levels;
  • Attend KIM team meetings as requested and will relay back to the Grand Chief and political team;
  • Develops strong credibility and working relationships with internal and external partners at various levels.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A working knowledge of Health Programs within the community.
  • Knowledge and experience working with First Nation Inuit Health Branch.
  • Experience working with First Nation Government, First Nation Communities and other levels of Government.
  • A keen appreciation of MKO First Nation cultures and community aspirations is required.
  • Proven well-developed communication, staff/public relations and negotiating experience; must be highly self-motivated and able to work well independently or as a team member.
  • Basic computer skills, proven experience with word processing, email, spreadsheet, presentation and publishing software preferably in a Microsoft environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of federal and provincial legislation and policies that affect First Nation government, and a sound knowledge of contemporary public sector operating systems and procedures are required.
  • Innovative and decisive with high-level organizational, managerial, research and analytical skills; must demonstrate results – oriented management skills and practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion.
  • Possess excellent project management skills and be able to establish and effectively achieve measurable objectives within directed work plans.
  • Excellent knowledge, training and experience in governmental health funding procedures.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, resume and two references by 4:30pm on June 18, 2021 to:

Dorothy Smith
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (204) 778-7655
Mail: 206-55 Selkirk Avenue
Thompson, MB R8N 0N8

We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.