Job Opportunity: Inuit Health Researcher at the Manitoba Inuit Association

Job Opportunity: Inuit Health Researcher at the Manitoba Inuit Association

Inuit Health Researcher
Manitoba Inuit Association
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Are you interested in working for Manitoba’s Inuit representative organization that advocates for Inuit beneficiaries outside of Inuit Nunangat; that innovates in building Inuit-specific programs and services that strengthen Inuit culture and community connectivity? The Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA) is looking for an engaged and passionate Inuk to join their team and act as an Inuit representative and research translator for exciting and essential Inuit health research. Reporting to the CEO, the Inuit Health Researcher will take a seat at the academic tables for a number or Inuit specific health research studies currently underway. This individual will act as a liaison between MIA and academic researchers to ensure Inuit health research best reflects Inuit community and best addresses the gaps in Inuit health research today. They will act as a conduit of information, translating and sharing study data in easily accessible knowledge and communication mediums for all Inuit to draw upon.

As the Inuit Health Researcher you will:

  • Work collaboratively with MIA and health researchers to better reflect Inuit principles and culture in research and determine research needs and priorities.
  • Review research proposals and reports to identify gaps in knowledge and key findings and communicate such findings with MIA and Inuit community members.
  • Facilitate community interaction, such as focus groups, to understand gaps in Inuit Health research.
  • Work collaboratively with MIA and health researchers to develop knowledge translation tools to share Inuit research study data and findings in a simple and accessible way and bring study results back to the community.
  • Participate in research study planning meetings, community meetings, and Inuit Elder interactions to ensure the integration of community-based research methodology and Inuit knowledge into research processes.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Inuit community and advocate for the needs of Inuit living in Manitoba.

You and Your Experience:

  • Inuit beneficiary from one of the Land Claim Settlement regions in Canada.
  • Degree or diploma in a related field such as health or social sciences.
  • Experience in knowledge translation, data management/analysis, or research.
  • A strong ability to translate statistical data and research findings into simple language and communicate such findings creatively and effectively.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Inuit IQ principles and Inuit health systems.
  • Bilingual – Inuktut/English is an asset. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with Inuit community members, health care providers, academics and other stakeholders.
  • A compassionate, empathetic and driven attitude towards the values and mission of MIA and the Inuit we serve.

Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA):
Thousands of Inuit come to Manitoba every year for training, health care, advanced education, or to seek further opportunities. Hundreds of Inuit have made Manitoba their permanent home, and every year, the number of Inuit moving South increases. The Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA) is the Inuit representative organization for Inuit living in Manitoba. MIA provides dynamic Inuit-specific programs and services that embody Inuit principles and values, and ensure opportunities to strengthen connections to Inuit culture, language and community while living in urban and rural/remote landscapes of Manitoba.

How to Apply:
Please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume in confidence to Sandy Klassen at sklassen@peoplefirsthr.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be contacted.

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