As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.
The Senior Policy Analyst reports to and assists the Director of Policy and Planning in the area of policy development and planning for the Department of Family Services. Through the development of public service policies, the position impacts the strategic direction of the Department and ensures compliance with the legislative mandate. Through the business planning process, the position impacts the short term and long-term direction of the Department. The position also affects the reporting of programs and services by the Minister and the Deputy Minister to Cabinet, the Standing Committee, and Legislative Assembly.
The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for providing independent analysis, advice, and recommendations on complex issues. The position anticipates and identifies significant issues, establishes their scope, and determines the need for direction from the Director, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister or Minister. The incumbent will conduct major policy and legislative reviews (as a project leader, on her/his own, or as a member of a team), make recommendations on policy issues, implement policy decisions and responds to inquiries, within the scope of the Department of Family Services mandate. The position will also liaise with senior officials both within and out of government, and brief senior management on policy issues and draft legislation by preparing briefing notes, drafts reports and policy discussion papers on departmental initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have a recognized degree in public policy, public administration, political science, law or related discipline plus three (3) years’ experience working in a policy and/or legislative environment providing independent research, analysis and advice on complex issues, including evaluation of options and recommendations.
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.