This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Director, Policy, Planning and Communications, the Manager, Policy and Planning (Manager) takes a lead role in the development, coordination and management of the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) human resources legislation and the department’s policies and procedures. The Manager takes initiative in recommending the creation or amendment of legislation or the development of new policies or procedures in accordance with current research and political priorities and supported by thorough analysis. In consultation with department staff, as well as GN departments and other stakeholders, the Manager oversees and coordinates the content of, and activities related to Ministerial correspondence and Legislative Assembly documents.
The incumbent is responsible for supervising and working closely with staff in developing and coordinating comprehensive research and policy development activities and products. The incumbent liaises with colleagues to ensure the timely and accurate dissemination of information to and from the Ministers Office, senior management and regional offices. The Manager will also coordinate departmental responses to requests made under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The incumbent represents the department in interdepartmental and cross-jurisdictional forums to promote understanding and achievement of departmental and GN mandate goals and objectives. The Manager participates, oversees and coordinates work in several strategic areas simultaneously and is expected to meet strict deadlines as well as the goals of both the department and the GN. The evaluation and revision of existing policies and programs to ensure efficiency, consistency and relevance is an ongoing priority for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree in Public Policy/Administration, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Law or related field from a recognized post-secondary institution, along with five (5) years of experience developing and analyzing policy and programs in a large organization or government setting. This experience could also include program delivery/management, public relations or employment at the upper management level of a community government. Two (2) years of management experience involving supervision of staff and/or leading a team is also a requirement. The successful candidate should have superior strategic thinking, researching, planning, organizational, analytical, and writing skills. The ability to plan and prioritize needs is essential for this position. A master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset for this position.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application