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Manager, Policy and Planning

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This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:59pm

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

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Planning, the Manager takes a lead role in the coordination, management and development of the Department’s policies and preparation for the Legislative Assembly. In addition, the Manager will take initiatives in recommending the creation or amendment of legislation and/or policies, oversee Access to Information and Protection of Privacy activities, and the departmental strategic planning process. 

Representing the Department’s interest, the Manager participates in interdepartmental working groups, consultative processes and liaises with partners such as Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada as needed. The Manager will also oversee the evaluation of existing policies and procedures to determine their effectiveness in meeting departmental and governmental priorities and consult with program managers to identify the need for new or revised policies. The Manager ensures that departmental policies, procedures and guidelines are accessible once finalized and approved for implementation; identify the need for publication to ensure that information is accessible by client departments and staff throughout the department. The Manager also engages with the necessary committees, individuals and organizations to ensure the philosophies and practices of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit are reflected.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in Public Policy Administration, Social Science, Business Administration, Law, or a related field along with five (5) years’ experience developing policy and programs in a large organization or government setting. Experience could also include program delivery/management, evaluation, public relations, and research. The incumbent must also have two (2) years of experience supervising staff. A master’s degree in a related field is an asset. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language 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.

An 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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