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Manager, Public Agency Operations

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Restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.
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Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Policy, the Manager, Public Agency Operations supports and advises senior management within the Department of Finance, the Minister of Finance, the Financial Management Board (FMB) of Ministers, Central Accountability Deputies Committee, and the public agencies themselves with respect to their activities in Nunavut. While supervising the Policy Analyst – Public Agencies, the Manager helps Nunavut’s public agencies function effectively and efficiently. The Manager is actively engaged in supporting corporate governance and structures, communicating government expectations, reviewing, and analyzing financial results and reports or helping develop policy outputs. Public agencies include statutory bodies (currently 8) and territorial corporations (currently 5) located in seven (7) communities.

A generalist, the Manager works with the Analyst to research, develop and suggest courses of actions in all aspects of public agency governance and operations to senior management, the Minister and FMB. The Manager communicates FMB initiatives and directives to the public agencies and works closely with them to support the delivery of these initiatives.  The Manager supports the FMB, Minister of Finance and the department by creating, implementing, and managing a governance model template, handbook and guidelines for use of public agencies. The incumbent will also assist with the development, implementation, evaluation and amendment of strategic plans and legislation.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree form a recognized university in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or a related field, along with three (3) years developing and analyzing public and financial policy, programs and systems in a large organization or government setting; preferably in a crown corporation or other not-for profit environment along with (1) year of supervisory experience. Experience could also include program delivery or management, public relations, or employment at the upper management level of community government. Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate complex concepts and provide advice both orally and in writing are requirements for this position.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages 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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