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Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Legislation, the Policy Analyst is responsible for researching and developing policies to address the priorities and strategic direction of the department. The Policy Analyst coordinates and evaluates policy, program and consultation initiatives of all community development/support related initiatives of the Department. The Policy Analyst prepares and tracks Ministerial correspondence and briefings and provides liaison with other departments and non-government organizations to promote understanding and cooperation within and outside the Government of Nunavut.
The incumbent is responsible for assisting in departmental policy documents and coordinates the dissemination of information to headquarters and regional staff for the Nunavut Region. This position is accountable for research, analysis and writing related to policies and directives affecting areas of Community support/development. The Policy Analyst affects the approval of new programs and policies by Cabinet and the Legislature and fulfills legislative requirements for program reporting to the Legislative Assembly. The position consults with staff and coordinates the work of senior managers and other government Departments, including senior Finance staff, to ensure quality and timeliness of submissions and the inclusion of human resources implications in the development of government policies and initiatives.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Degree in Public Policy, Business Administration, Sociology or a relevant degree plus a minimum of two (2) years related experience in policy development and implementation, communications development and evaluation of policy and/or legislation.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut 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.