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DEV-P-2122-0075E Planning, Programming and Research Officer - Midwifery Services (1565)

Location: All Communities


Permanent Full Time


Min. (1) $27.08 – Max. (18) $47.98

Hours per day/week



Person who is responsible for one or more programs with a view to providing professional assistance for the development of services. She/he conducts research activities that are necessary for identifying and assessing needs and resources. She/he designs and proposes development plans and programs in order to ensure adequate service planning. She/he provides advice concerning the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he may participate in various teaching or training activities.

Under the supervision of the Director, Program Development and Support, and in collaboration with the Head of Midwifery services, the Coordinator of Birthing home, as well as the Planning Programming and Research Officer for Midwifery Education Program, the incumbent:
• Ensures different levels of planning for Midwifery services:
o Elaborates midwifery service framework to support its strategic development;
o Develops action plans for midwifery services implementation and expansion;
• Conducts needs assessment, services evaluation, and carry out situation analyses, including state of situations reports;
• Contributes to the development of policies and procedures for midwifery services;
• Contributes to organize, coordinate, animate and report on meetings and/or working groups such as, but not limited to:
o the MoreOB group
o the Perinatal Care Coordinating Working Group
• Contributes to the development and implementation of data system for midwifery services, as well as overseeing the data mining and care information use to support service offer, and decision making;
• Collaborates to the onboarding of new employees of the unit,
• Assume all other tasks requested by the immediate supervisor


• Bachelor degree in health, social science, administration, or another appropriate discipline.
• Master’s degree is an asset.

• Three (3) years of relevant experience in services planning or program evaluation

In the absence of applicants with the above described requirements, Applicants with a relevant combination of education and experience may also be considered
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Proven experience in health and social services planning;
• Abilities to contribute to program development and service implementation;
• Good knowledge of interdisciplinary team functioning;
• Ability to grasp the context and the health and social issues related to First Nation communities;
• Great ability to apply Eeyou/Eenou (Cree) values, culture, and teachings into programs and service planning;
• Good knowledge of the MSSS and Quebec Public Health programs, laws, regulations, orientations and trends, especially for community health promotion and prevention;
• Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills;
• Result-oriented, autonomous and flexible;
• Ability to multi-task and to deal with pressure and deadlines;
• Team player skills and proven ability to maintain excellent professional relationships with colleagues and partners;
• Excellent communication skills for written and oral presentations;
• Good abilities in computer MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.);
• Familiarity with clinical information systems and statistical computer applications is an asset.

• Fluent in English;
• Fluency in Cree or French is an asset.

• Willing to travel to the communities.

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

11/16/2022 - 12/17/2022
Posting number
Who can apply

Other ways to apply

Please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay



With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.

We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

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Life in Eeyou Istchee

We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.

The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. 

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