If you are looking to make a difference in the Health and Wellness of BC First Nations, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Your high level of expertise and experience working with and for First Nations Communities on the health impacts of climate change have prepared you well for this role.
British Columbia faces significant impacts from climate change, including rising sea levels, diminishing snow pack, increased size and intensity of wildfire, and greater impact from drought. These changes have the potential to impact human health. As the Specialist, Climate Change and Health, you will provide expertise on health adaptation and resiliency and work with BC First Nations communities to implement local and regional health adaptation projects, training, and resources.
1. Provides subject matter expertise to BC First Nation communities, FNHA staff, and partner agencies on health impacts of climate change with a focus on indigenous and land-based populations. This includes ongoing evaluation of research and evidence, knowledge translation to user-appropriate media, and recommending, prioritizing and implementing courses of action.
2. Provides leadership and advice to FNHA departments on climate change and health impacts.
3. Plans and manages the development and implementation of the FNHA Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program (CCHAP), including guidelines, tools and resources, community and staff engagement, and needs assessments.
4. Leads the development of FNHA resources to support awareness and education on health impacts of climate change and coordinate regional and provincial training, education, and community mentoring opportunities.
5. Develops and manages working relationships with First Nations communities to promote, initiate, and/or develop health adaptation projects and activities at the community, regional or provincial level.
6. Develops and manages professional partnerships and collaborative networks with regional, provincial, and federal departments, professional and academic organizations, and international expert organizations focused on issues of Indigenous populations health and climate change.
7. Manages program budget, including forecasting, community project allocation, initiate funding agreements, and financial and activity reporting required by the Canada Contribution Agreement.
8. Manages FNHA-led projects and initiatives to monitor and communicate environmental changes, including contractual requirements, operational, and technical issues management.
9. Identifies and raises the profile of communities taking action to prepare for climate change. Supports and mentors other communities in learning possible actions.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
* A University Degree with specialization in health sciences, humanities, social science, engineering, science, or other relevant discipline or an acceptable combination of education, training and professional experience.
* 5 years of experience in climate change with preferably 2 years in the area of health impacts, with a focus on Indigenous populations.
* Experience in working with Indigenous communities.
* Experience in developing, implementing, and managing programs.
* Experience in community-based, partner-led research, projects and initiatives, especially with Indigenous groups.
Employee Class: Temporary
Application Deadline: July 25, 2018 at 4:00pm