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P-2021-0853D Planning, Programming and Research Officer - Nishiiyuu

Location: Chisasibi


Permanent Full Time


Min.$25.25 - Max $45.22

Hours per day/week



The incumbent is assigned in one or more programs with the goal of providing professional assistance in the development of services. She/he ensures research activities necessary for the identification and evaluation of resources and needs. She/he conceives and proposes plans and programs for development, in order to ensure the adequate planning of services. She/he provides advice in relation to the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he can participate in various teaching and training activities.

The incumbent carries out various planning activities for Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun programming, for implementation in all areas of the organization’s services, programs and administrative functioning at the strategic level (needs, philosophy, goals, orientation and general framework), and the tactical level (specific needs, objectives, definition of the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatissiun practice, programming and policy development, and the development of culturally appropriate program and policy manuals, guidelines and tools).
She/he also participates in studies, program evaluation and human resources development activities.
She/he also provides professional assistance and participates in the operational delivery planning and supervision of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun services and programs.

More specifically:
• Ensures that the Nishiiyuu Council of Elder’s (NCOE) guidance and norms for Traditional Protocols and Practices, according to the terms of reference of the NCOE, are respected.
• Collaborates towards the determination of standards of practices and standards of quality for the programs and services in the communities that follow a Nishiiyuu approach (culture-based services).
• Collaborates so that services developed and/or provided are based on respect and autonomy of individuals and communities, and respond to their bio-psycho-social needs as well as cultural and spiritual needs.
• Evaluates the satisfaction of the clientele, including cultural competency of provided services.
• Collaborates to introduce and maintain a proactive approach to client satisfaction.
• Identifies client satisfaction indicators for use by the organization.
• Collaborates in the design of client satisfaction evaluations with departments including the follow up of indicators.
• Collaborates in the determination of the accreditation process and works collaboratively with the accreditation team.
• Collaborates towards the production of presentations and reports to support Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun activities.
• Contributes to the continuous evaluation of client satisfaction.
• Carries out any other function at the request of the supervisor.


• Bachelor’s degree in a health, social work, social sciences, administration sciences or in another appropriate discipline.

• Holder of Traditional Eenou/Eeyou Traditional Knowledge and holistic healing practices, at a level appropriate to program development planning;

• Three (3) years of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun related program delivery or planning experience or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience, based upon association with Traditional knowledge and Activities may be considered;
• Holder of Traditional Eenou/Eeyou Traditional Knowledge and holistic healing practices, at a level appropriate to program development planning;
• Three 3 years of experience in program evaluation.

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of Cree culture, traditions, communities and language;
• Ability to apply Eeyou (Cree) culture, values, traditions and teachings into programs and services;
• Knowledge of, or ability to grasp the issues and context that relate to First Nation professional services programming;
• Capacity to use qualitative and quantitative research methods;
• Knowledge of the MSSS practice, programs, laws, regulations, Network, orientations and trends, including CLSC, Hospital Services, Readaptation, Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Dependencies, and Public Health;
• Knowledge of program planning and experience in multidisciplinary teamwork, information management and evaluation;
• Excellent critical thinking, decision-making, planning and organizational skills;
• Results-oriented, autonomous, flexible, and ability to multi-task;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
• Ability to effectively collaborate with all colleagues, as a team member and team leader;
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite and data analysis program (e.g. SPSS).

• Fluent in Cree and one of French or English;
• Fluency in the third language is an asset.

• Willing to travel on an occasional basis.

Additional Information

Posting start/end date

04/06/2021 - 08/12/2021
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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