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Policy Advisor – Multiple Positions

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

Iqqanaijaaqtaarasuaqtut ilagijauqataullutik Inuit Nunanganni Nunalirinirnmut Angirutiusimajunut sivulliqpautauniaqtut iqqanaijaaqtaartitaujunnaqtunut. Ikajuqturpatsi iqqanaijaaqtaarasuaqataujusi nalunaiqsiqullusi ilagijauqataunitsinnik.

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Policy Advisors – Multiple Areas

-Health and Social Development
-Environment and Wildlife
-National Inuit Health Survey

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction and supervision of a Manager, the Policy Advisor co-ordinates the designated program activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with prescribed priorities, time limitations, and funding conditions: formulates project and activity goals and objectives, and makes recommendations to the Manager.  Exercises mostly independent judgement in the course of carrying out own coordination activities in relation to other activities in the department or other departments.

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

PLANNING

  • Prepare proposals for Departmental projects and new initiatives;
  • Prepare project plans;
  • Lead project working groups;
  • Conduct of research, internal consultation and external consultation with Inuit organizations as required;
  • Assist in the development of Department policies;
  • Draft and produce business cases, reports, studies and other documents;
  • Assist the Manager in liaising with National, Regional Inuit Organizations and other agencies;
  • Establish and maintain policy and research records and systems as required.

POLICY

  • Conduct of research, internal consultation and external consultation with Inuit organizations as required;
  • Assist in the development of Department policies; and,
  • Design and conduct regional consultations and research projects, as required;

COMMUNICATION

  • Make presentations to working groups and ITK Board of Directors;
  • Draft and produce business cases, reports, studies and other documents;
  • Report as required to the Manager;
  • Assist the Manager in liaising with National, Regional Inuit Organizations and other agencies for the continued operation of the program.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Establish and maintain policy and research records and systems as required;
  • Compile regular reports of program activities, as required;
  • Identify and make recommendations on program budgetary and operational requirements by collecting, analysing, projecting and drafting program information;
  • Prepares reports, records, tables and maintains files and related program documents as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KEY CONTACTS

  • Lead and nurture a high performance environment within national level working groups and committees. This will include task forces or working groups struck from time to time with Federal and/or Territorial Government Departments;
  • Attend meetings and conferences or committees as required;
  • Must be able to work as a team member with other Policy Advisors, with officials of Inuit organizations, funding institutions, and other agencies both government and private;
  • Must be hardworking and committed to coordinating, delivery, organizing, and administering the Program. The candidate must also have excellent communications and inter- personal relationship skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Team player, self-motivated and directed;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet, and e-mail;
  • Very good organization and analytical skills;
  • Ability to understand and interpret policy, legislation and regulation;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work co-operatively with a variety of individuals and groups;
  • Sensitive to local, political and cultural aspirations;
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (primarily in English; Inuktitut and/or French an asset);
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Inuit land claim agreements;
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of business administration, including program budgeting;
  • Experience with information systems;
  • Good understanding of community needs and the traditional values in Inuit communities.

EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance.
  • Three to five years’ work experience performing project management, or highly responsible administrative office work related to the tasks assigned to this position.

EDUCATION

  • Completion of Grade Twelve or equivalent.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Work is complex;
  • Incumbent is provided some latitude in making project decisions;
  • Operational direction is provided by the supervisor;
  • Makes project and program recommendations to the Manager;
  • Consequence of error could impact on operational success;
  • Occasional travel and meetings;
  • Politically sensitive issues may become stressful; and
  • Frequent short notice deadlines.

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