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Senior Policy Advisor – Multiple Positions

By October 7, 2021 No Comments

JOB SUMMARY

 

Reporting to a Manager within the Department of Policy Advancement, the Senior Policy Advisor will work towards promoting and improving the place of Canada’s Inuit in a number of policy areas.  You will provide recommendations to improve policy and associated outcomes for Inuit and act as a liaison with government departments, Inuit organizations and non-government organizations. You will also coordinate and facilitate designated program activities in cooperation with Inuit regions, ITK staff and federal/provincial/territorial stakeholders and ensure goals and objectives are met.

Specific files could potentially include, but not be limited to, the following:

-Food Security                                                -National Inuit Health Survey

-Inuit Child First Initiative                             -Public health

-MMIWG and Justice                                     -Marine policy

-Climate change                                             -Wildlife

-Inuit-led conserved and protected areas    -Infrastructure and Housing

-Evaluation                                                     -Early Learning and Childcare

-National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Act as a lead on file specific matters as assigned and prioritized by the Manager;
  • Draft, edit and produce reports, studies, position papers, policy statements and other documents in relation to assigned policy areas (i.e. health and social development, environment and wildlife, etc.);
  • Identify evidence gaps related to assigned policy areas and collaborate with partners to fill these gaps;
  • Participate in the development of departmental and organizational strategic, operations and work plans;
  • Recommend priority areas of activity for the department and ITK as relevant to the file areas;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of various working groups and committees associated with assigned policy areas;
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with National and Regional Inuit Organizations and other agencies;
  • Coordinate the management of assignments from start to finish, including budget monitoring, consultation activities, working group/committee work, workshop and videoconference organization and logistics, communications, and various reporting requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Good working knowledge and understanding of a breadth of policy issues as they relate to Inuit in Canada;
  • Proven and effective writing, speaking, organization, facilitation, coordination, prioritization and time management skills;

EXPERIENCE

  • General research and policy development experience;
  • Experience with project management or program development; and
  • Experience with partnership development and maintenance.

EDUCATION

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline: health, health sciences, nutrition, political/social science, environmental sciences, political science, etc. with a minimum of 4 years of related work experience and/or field research in a similar role; OR
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role

BENEFITS

Conditional to ITK’s Human Resources Policies, you may be eligible for:

  • Group Insurance
  • RRSP Contributions
  • Training Allowance
  • Health and Wellness Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Vacation: Starting rate at 3 weeks per year
  • Christmas Break (between Christmas and New Year)

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕐᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᕐᐸᑦᓯ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᓯ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᖁᓪᓗᓯ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᑦᓯᓐᓂᒃ.

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APPLICANTS WHO ARE ENROLLED UNDER AN INUIT NUNANGAT LAND CLAIMS AGREEMENT WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY HIRING. WE ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO SELF-IDENTIFY. 

Please state which broad areas you are interested in working & applying for on your cover letter/resume.

Location

Department

Employment Type

Starting Date

Ottawa, Ontario

Policy Advancement 

Full Time, Permanent 

November 2021