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 Deputy Minister, the Director is accountable for the development and co-ordination of corporate plans, policies and legislation in support of Tamapta and the Department’s vision, mission, mandate, goals and objectives, authority, responsibility and accountability include research, corporate and external communications, community development and legislation development.
The Director supports the Minister by developing policy, coordinating briefing materials, responses to Members of the Legislative Assembly, ministerial correspondence and preparing and maintaining records of Request for Decisions by Cabinet. This position is responsible for collecting and analyzing program planning information and evaluation. The Director is also responsible for internal and external communications and research.
The Director, Policy and Consumer Affairs is accountable for effective and efficient management of divisional resources and for contributing to achieving the vision and mandate of the Department. An important part of that responsibility is ensuring the Departmental initiatives, policies and programs are in the spirit of Pinasuaqtavut (Tamapta); are consistent with legislation and the Departmental Business Plan are financially feasible and are a good use of available resources as such advises all Community and Government Services Directors and Special Advisors appropriately. The Director ensures the quality and coordination of all departmental submissions, presentations, reports and responses to the Assembly. He/she is also responsible for the development of Cabinet Decision papers and reviews of new and current policies.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Degree in Social Sciences, Law and Management, Business Administration or related field along with five (5) years of progressive managerial experience in policy, planning, program management and/or related field.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun 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.