Senior Health Analyst

Senior Health Analyst

Full Time Position – Thompson or Winnipeg

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is seeking a self-starting, highly motivated individual to assume the responsibilities of Senior Health Analyst.  The Senior Health Analyst supports the Office of the Grand Chief by conducting research and analysis on health policies and political priorities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Obtain input and guidance on health issues from MKO First Nations;
  • Gather and analyze health data emphasizing overall effectiveness of health policies;
  • Consult with external stakeholders to ensure inclusion and advancement of MKO priorities;
  • Develop effective and efficient communication pathways between MKO leadership, citizens and organizations;
  • Develop and implement processes to raise the profile of health needs of the MKO region;
  • Develop a MKO resolution management system for health resolutions;
  • Provide comprehensive technical and strategic direction on First Nation health issues and trends;
  • Producing high quality briefing materials, including research reports, legislative documentation, discussion papers, information communiques, correspondence, reports, media statements, draft resolutions and other documents as required;
  • Incorporate Indigenous worldviews and perspectives into health policy and practices;
  • Oversee the development and management of administrative procedures for MKO health programs;
  • 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.;
  • Completes various quarterly and annual reports associated with MKO partnerships as required;
  • 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.

Education and Experience

  • A working knowledge of Health Programs within First Nation communities;
  • Knowledge and experience working with First Nation Inuit Health Branch;
  • Experience working with First Nation Governments;
  • Experience working with federal, provincial and municipal governments;
  • 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 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 political acumen, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Possess excellent project management skills and be able to establish and effectively achieve measurable objectives within directed work plans;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in governmental health funding procedures.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references by 4:00 PM on March 16, 2023 to Shawna Flett at

We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.

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