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Contracting & Procurement Officer

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Term until January 06, 2025
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Closing Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Contracts & Procurement; the Contracts & Procurement Officer (Officer) provides guidance and support through planning, procurement and contract management with respect to the impact and influence of contracting and procurement legislation, procedures and guidelines. The Officer provides advice and guidance to Directors and Program Managers within the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) with respect to contracting and procurement procedures and the interrelationship with other NHC business lines. The Officer provides direction and guidance to the NHC staff throughout the territory, the Headquarters Office in Arviat, Directorate Office in Iqaluit as well as the three District Offices. The position further supports the Local Housing Organizations in all communities in Nunavut obligated to follow the same contracting and procurement procedures as the NHC.

The Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, managing and executing the contracting and procurement of various commodities and services for NHC throughout Nunavut in accordance with the Nunavut Agreement (Article 24) and as set out in the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti Regulations, using sound procurement practices. The Officer ensures consistent application of contracting and procurement procedures and guidelines in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and associated Contracting Regulations. The Officer impacts the operational efficiency of the NHC and in turn services to all Nunauvummiut that receive services from the NHC. Proper application and execution of contracting procedures and guidelines results in the receipt of best value for the NHC and a maximum utilization of public funds to the benefit of Nunavummiut. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a one (1) year diploma in a relevant field of study (including but not limited to Commerce or Business Administration) along with one (1) year of experience in Supply Chain. Demonstrated supervisory abilities in regards to overseeing various work projects is essential. An SCMP designation or Degree in diploma in a relevant field of study; including but not limited to Commerce or Business Administration are considered assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. The ability to speak two (2) or more of Nunavut’s official languages is considered 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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies


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