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Inuit Language Protection Act Liaison Officer

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

Under the direction of the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy, the Inuit Language Protection Act (ILPA) Liaison Officer will build a rapport with private sector organizations, federal organizations and municipalities. This position exists to work on behalf of the Languages Commissioner in educating private sector organizations, municipalities and federal organizations on communication and service requirements, pursuant to section 3 of the ILPA. This will also involve providing reassurance and encouragement to the obligated bodies where and when needed, in order to help them to comply with section 3 of the ILPA.

The ILPA Liaison Officer will be the primary source of information for the Languages Commissioner regarding obligated bodies’ inquiries and needs, and activities or events related to the implementation of section 3 of the ILPA. Communicating with obligated bodies, seeking more information and working with the legal counsel on inquiries and time-sensitive requirements are ongoing duties of this dedicated staff position. Once the Inuit language plan is approved by the Languages Commissioner, the incumbent oversees reviewing the proposed plan. If, by reason of a change in circumstances, a plan approved has ceased to comply with the Act the incumbent has to invite the organization to submit an amended plan within a specified time. Also, as plans have an expiring date, the incumbent will have to monitor their compliance with the ILPA and asked the obligated body to review the plan, if required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Indigenous Studies or a related field, along with two (2) years of experience in a related field, including private sector organizations, municipalities or government.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency of the Inuit language, verbally, in reading and writing; and fluency of either English or French verbally, in reading and writing is essential. 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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Has closing date