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Climate Change Adaptation Manager

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Friday, April 23, 2021 - 11:59pm

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Climate Change Secretariat, The Climate Change Adaptation Manager (Manager) is a subject matter expert on climate change impacts and adaptation. The incumbent is responsible for leading the development of new policies and programs related to climate change adaptation in Nunavut. This includes climate change impacts, how climate change will impact the environment, infrastructure and ways of life for Nunavummiut and ways in which Nunavut may increase its resiliency to climate change.  The Manager plays a key role in the management and development of Upagiaqtavut, the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) climate change adaption strategy. You must have a strong understanding of the Territory, knowledge of its people and culture and an appreciation of Inuit Societal Values.

Some of the responsibilities the Manager will be expected to do include: develop positions and ensure viable policy options on all aspects of change impacts; conduct research and analysis related to territorial, national and international climate change adaptation; work with communications staff to create a strategy for public awareness; establish and implement territorial funding contribution agreements for climate change impacts; prepare submissions and briefing notes for the Director. You will be required to supervise and lead a team of two in the implementation of climate change adaptation programs based on GN policy in conjunction with national and international legislated agreements. International travel is a requirement of this position.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are usually obtained through a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in an appropriate field (field could include: social sciences, humanities, core sciences, environmental conservation, public administration, planning and engineering).  Three (3) years’ relevant experience is required plus a minimum of one (1) year of managerial experience. Experience in the development and delivery of large funding programs (exceeding $500K); and experience in stakeholder engagement and partnership building is also required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to speak in Inuktitut is an asset. The ability to speak more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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