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Contracts Administrator

Family Services
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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 June 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning & Budgets, the Contracts Administrator plays a vital role by administering all contracts, procurement, grants and contributions for the Department of Family Services. The position ensures the Department is compliant with all acts, regulations, legislations and policies. The Department of Family Services has a major impact on the Nunavut economy by awarding community-based grants and contributions and by procuring goods and services across Nunavut. Operating in a complex and highly decentralized environment, the Contracts Administrator must respect the authority of program managers while at the same time, ensuring compliance with the government’s legal framework for contracting and the administration of grants and contributions.

The Contracts Administrator will work cooperatively with the program managers to ensure compliance with GN legislation. The incumbent will provide effective operation and strategic advice to the Deputy and Senior Manager about contracts and procurement.  This position is responsible for administering all of the department grants and contributions and will provide oversight responsibilities to ensure accountability, integrity and transparency in the allocation of grants and contributions. The Contracts Administrator will also be involved in the development of a Contribution Accountability Framework for the Department of Family Services.

A thorough knowledge of contract management principles, methods, techniques and practices is required to be successful in this position. Knowledge of the grant funding policies, submissions, pre-award and post-award management is a required in this position. The Contact Administrator should have a sound knowledge of contract law and public procurement practices. The incumbent must have good negotiation skills and the ability to build good working relationships. The ability to multitask; work well under pressure meeting multiple deadlines and to take initiative with minimal supervision is required, as well as organizational skills in order to be successful in this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Business Administration, along with two (2) years of direct experience in contract administration and procurement field. Preferably in the public sector.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Completion of a University degree in Business or Economics would be considered as asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220