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Consultant – Health Equity – Public Health

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Hiring Organization  Nova Scotia Health Authority
Post Name  Consultant – Health Equity – Public Health
Qualification  Baccalaureate Degree in Health Promotion, or another relevant field, with  five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience, OR;
Industry  Government
Employment Type  Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary  CAD 35 To CAD 44 Per Hour
 Location   Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada B2N 5A1

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing, and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centers, and community-based programs we operate across the province.

Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators, and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails.

The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Public Health Northern Zone Director, the Consultant – Health Equity, provides advanced knowledge, leadership, and coordination for Public Health Northern Zone workforce development in the area of health equity.

The Consultant strengthens the understanding and application of health equity principles, evidence, tools, best practices, and support to build a culture of health equity within public health practice. Demonstrating leadership behaviors and capabilities, consistent with LEADS in a Caring Environment framework, which include Leads Self,

Engages Others, Develops Coalitions, Achieves Results, and Transforms Systems, the Consultant will be accountable to support the NSH mission and vision in the implementation and evaluation of all required health information and technology for decision making. In addition, the Consultant will be accountable to:

  • Provide expert-level advice, evidence, and best practice on advancing the understanding of health equity and health disparities.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and advice to staff and teams to assist them in the application of health equity tools and methods.
  • Contribute to performance development and assessment of staff.
  • Participate in strategic, operational, and financial planning as well as priority-setting exercises with the leadership team to ensure a robust health equity lens is applied at all stages of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Work with a team to develop plans to strengthen the capacity of public health staff in the zone to apply principles of health equity for social change and better health outcomes for Nova Scotians.
  • Collaborate with NSH and other partners to translate evidence, develop plans for building capacity around health equity, and facilitates uptake and understanding of health equity practices and policies within NSH and with partner organizations.
  • Coordinate local projects, initiatives, and teams working on health equity and action to address disparities.
  • Influences community health board plans to address health equity issues.
  • May participate in the development of funding proposals for research or other projects related to health equity.

About the Opportunity – Continued

  • As appropriate, contributes to the transformation of the broader health system at the provincial program and system levels by identifying opportunities to incorporate health equity principles and actions.
  • Abides by the ethical codes of their respective disciplines, and also to the ethics relevant to public health practice.
  • Advises zone and provincial leadership teams on the integration of health equity in planning, implementation, indicator development, and workforce development.

Please Note:  This is a designated position.  The successful candidate must be from one of the following designated groups to be considered and must self-identify as:

  • Indigenous
  • Black/African Nova Scotian
  • Persons of Colour
  • Immigrants/Newcomers
  • Persons with Disabilities

When applying, please ensure your Candidate Profile and Personal Information is up to date – which includes any self-identification.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Health Promotion, or another relevant field, with  five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience, OR;
  • Master’s in Public Health, Health Promotion, or equivalent, plus three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience (equivalent combination of education and seven (7) years of progressive leadership experience may be considered)
  • Eligible for registration with a professional body as appropriate
  • Experience in planning, development, and evaluation of public health programs, services, and initiatives using appropriate approaches to reduce health inequities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Core Competencies for Public Health and LEADS
  • Demonstrated knowledge of oppression as a social determinant of health and awareness and study of one’s own power and privilege
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders using a variety of methods
  • Demonstrated success in building strategic partnerships, networks, coalitions, and collaborative working relationships with a variety of internal and external partners to support health equity work
  • Demonstrated judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated planning, organization, and time management skills.  Ability to deal with competing priorities
  • Demonstrated innovative systems thinking with an understanding of working with communities
  • Demonstrated high standards of ethics, integrity, respect, and accountability
  • Competencies in other languages are an asset, French is preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full-Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, life insurance as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired,

The employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment – Incentives ​This is a Management/Non-Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units, or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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