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Statistical Analyst

Inuit Qaujisarvingat - Research – Ottawa, Ontario
Department Inuit Qaujisarvingat - Research
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


 Under the supervision of the Director of Inuit Qaujisarvingat (IQ), the Statistical Analyst will work to ensure ITK’s advocacy work is informed by current and accurate data and information.  The Statistical Analyst’s primary responsibility is to gather data and information on a rolling basis that inform and support ITK in achieving its strategic goals. In addition, the employee is responsible for the coordination of data and statistical-related activities across ITK departments, data collection, analysis and report writing, organizing workshops and training opportunities, proposal review and writing, committee work, consultation with regional Inuit organizations, and other related tasks.




·       Prepare work plans for specific areas of responsibility assigned by the Manager;

·       Conduct, manage and coordinate organizational statistical activities; 

·       Coordinate ITK-wide and department-specific data initiatives;

·       Work with federal departments and others to ensure that data collection, storage, and access activities across Inuit Nunangat are well coordinated and duplication of effort is minimized;

·       Develop data sharing agreements where applicable;

·       Coordinate the activities of and provide additional support to the National Inuit Data Management Committee; and

·       Manage projects to ensure completion of all activities as identified in the work plan.



·       Assist contract personnel, summer students and others as required.



·       Gather, organize and coordinate data and information as identified by ITK Executive, Managers, and Director.

·       Provide context of methodologies used to collect data and assessments of data quality.

·       Provide relevant statistics, reports and data support to ITK staff and compile and synthesize statistical information into meaningful and concise information for different projects;

·       Conduct internal and external consultations to ensure data needs for the organization are met;

·       Develop plain language and technical data-related communications materials, as well as summarize statistical results of research and other projects for a variety of audiences, including ITK’s Inuit Statistical Profile; 

·       Keep abreast of relevant Inuit-specific statistics and data-based reports produced by federal departments, academic institutions and others;

·       Work with federal departments and other organizations on Inuit data-related projects to ensure that the principles of Inuit self-determination in data activities are respected and that data products are culturally appropriate and relevant;

·       Provide support to the Inuit Health Survey as required on tasks including but not limited to the development of survey systems, assisting with implementation of data-analysis related training;

·       Assess the statistical capacity needs of ITK and other Inuit organizations and work with partners to develop capacity;

·       Perform reviews of research proposals, analyses, results and reports prepared by outside organizations and institutions.

·       Assist with the development and review of funding proposals;

·       Work with federal departments to develop data-related partnerships that respect the principles of Inuit-determined data sovereignty outlined in the National Inuit Strategy on Research and;

·       Attend research conferences and symposiums, as required.



·       Assist with the identification and prioritization of data needs and issues to address the policy needs of ITK staff and;

·       Help to provide key statistics and sound interpretation to support and inform the development of ITK policy initiatives.



·       Report as required to the Manager;

·       Communicate regularly with ITK staff through meetings, summary documents, briefings etc.;

·       Provide data-related presentations to a variety of audiences including federal departments, working groups, committees and the ITK Board of Directors;

·       Draft and produce business cases, reports, studies and other documents and;

·       Design and conduct regional consultations and related projects, as required.



·       Prepare and follow project budgets;

·       Compile a monthly report of project activities;

·       Write and review proposals; 

·       Prepare reports, records, and charts and maintain files and related program documents as required; and




·       Represent ITK in meetings and conferences or on committees and working groups as assigned by the Manager.  This will include task forces or working groups struck from time to time.

·       As requested, work in partnership with Inuit regional organizations to support their data and statistical work;

·       Work to develop partnerships with those who support the principles of Inuit self-determination in data and statistical activities to ensure that Inuit needs and concerns are articulated and addressed, and;

·       Must be able to work as a team member and as a mentor to other staff. 


Performs other duties as assigned.



·       Strong quantitative, research, and data analysis skills;

·       Experience with planning, preparing and disseminating data-based reports, briefings and other products;

·       Ability to think critically, including problem solving, research evaluation and analysis;

·       Good attention to detail;

·       Ability to work independently and in a group setting with diverse partners and stakeholders;

·       Excellent cross-cultural skills and the ability to deal with diverse opinions;

·       Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (primarily in English; Inuktitut and/or French an asset);

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate quantitative information through technical and plain-language materials;

·       Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet manipulation and presentation software. Statistical software knowledge (SAS, SPSS, Stata) an asset;

·       Ability to understand and interpret policy, legislation and regulation;

·       Ability and willingness to travel and;

·       Sensitivity to and awareness of local, political and cultural issues.



·       Experience conducting research and data analysis related to Inuit issues is an asset.



·       Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline which included some quantitative analysis or research courses combined with 2 years of related work experience in quantitative/statistical research position; or

·       A degree or diploma in a relevant discipline combined with 3-4 years of related work experience



·       Frequent computer use required;

·       Occasional travel and regular meetings;

·       Politically sensitive issues may become stressful; 

·       Operational direction is provided by the Supervisor;

·       Intensified timelines when workload is large, and,

·       Frequent short notice deadlines


CLOSING DATE: October 25, 2019

*Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ITK however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Inuit Qaujisarvingat - Research
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
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