Full Time Position Available in Winnipeg or Thompson.

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is seeking a highly motivated member to assume the role of Senior Health Analyst. The Senior Health Analyst is an integral member of the Office of the Grand Chief and plays an important role, leading research analysis of policies and political priorities that support the health and wellness of First Nation citizens within the MKO region.

The Senior Health Analyst will be responsible for leading project and change management to support Northern intermediate services, planning and engagement with First Nation communities. This role will be part of the Northern project support team and actively participate in day-to-day project management of the Northern collaborative planning and relationship building with First Nation partners and agencies under the Clinical Preventative Services Plan (CPSP).

Roles and Responsibilities
• Collaborate with First Nation communities, government agencies, NGO’s and other partners to gather information, address concerns, and ensure that policies are inclusive and responsive to community needs. Facilitate consultations, meetings, and networking to promote meaningful engagement.
• Evaluate existing health policies, programs, and initiatives to identify gaps, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement. Conduct policy analysis and provide evidence-based recommendations to enhance the effectiveness and safety of health strategies.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, briefing notes, presentations, and other communication materials to effectively communicate policy recommendations, outcomes, and progress to the political team, Grand Chief, First Nation leadership and MKO citizens.
• Provide comprehensive technical and strategic direction on First Nations health issues and trends.
• Work in partnership with the Transformation Management Office (TMO) and respective partners to provide updates, decisions and change requests and assists in the development of resource and material development as required.
• Responsible for follow-up and liaison with First Nation partners and partners ensuring documentation of all meetings are recorded.
• Assumes responsibility for contributing to the management and oversight of the Northern collaborative planning project life cycle from initiation to closeout.
• Conducts project planning, facilitates meetings, project tracking and status, material development, risk escalation, and briefings as required.
• Consolidates and integrates feedback from key stakeholders and partners including Northern Collaborative Working Team and Integrated Clinical Co-Planning Teams in order to build out project plans.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills
• Candidate should have experience in developing intergovernmental partnerships including First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, First Nation governments and other related Federal and Provincial departments and their various programs and initiatives related to First Nations.
• Must have in-depth knowledge and understanding the determinants of health for First Nation Peoples and a solid understanding of health inequities and First Nation health and wellness indicators.
• Experience formulating policies and working on policy initiatives, assessing impacts and options analysis.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong organizational skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external partners.
• Strong problem solving and decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to complete complex and detailed oriented activities.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently, take initiative, manage multiple priorities and to work collaboratively and as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
• Comfortable working in a dynamic and face paced environment.
• Ability to speak Cree or Dene is a definite asset.
• Valid Class 5 license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.


Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references by 4:00 PM on October 25, 2023 to: [email protected]
We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Indigenous, and human rights for citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.