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Senior Policy Advisor (Environment, Wildlife, Oceans, Inuit Child First Initiative & Evaluation)

Policy Advancement · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Policy Advancement
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Policy Advisor

DEPARTMENT:  Policy Advancement

LOCATION:  Ottawa, Ontario

STATUSFull Time, Permanent

STARTING DATEMarch 2020

WHERE TO APPLY: https://myitk.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=74  

 

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.  This position provides recommendations to improve policy and associated outcomes for Inuit and act as a liaison between government departments, Inuit organizations and non-government organizations. In addition, the incumbent coordinates and facilitates designated program activities in close cooperation with Inuit regions, ITK staff and federal/provincial/territorial stakeholders; ensuring goals and objectives are met in accordance with prescribed priorities, time limitations and funding conditions.  

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

POLICY & PLANNING

·         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; education, language, culture and economic development);  

·         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;

·         Conduct analyses and formulate recommendations/positions as they relate to policy development at the national level;

·         Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of various working groups and committees associated with assigned policy areas; 

·         Consult/collaborate with colleagues within ITK, Regional Inuit Organizations and provincial and territorial governments, and other relevant bodies working in various policy areas;

·         Collaborate with relevant national policy stakeholders, organizations and associations;

·         Attend meetings and conduct teleconferences (as necessary) to ensure regular communications with key stakeholders assigned to specific policy areas;

·         Coordinate the management of assignments from start to finish, including budget monitoring, consultation activities, working group/committee work, workshop and teleconference 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;

·         Knowledge and understanding of Inuit land claim agreements and organizations and related legislation and policy frameworks;

·         Proven and effective writing, speaking, organization, facilitation, coordination, prioritization and time management skills;

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

·         Ability in the area of analysis, program development, evaluation, and consultation;

 

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, 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 out at 3 weeks/year

·         Xmas break (usually between Xmas and New Year)

 

*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
    Policy Advancement
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced