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Policy Analyst

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$92,196.00 $ per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy (Manager); the Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the Manager to evaluate the broad education policies and priorities of the Government / Department (as expressed in legislation, regulations, policies, planning documents, etc.) and applies those findings to the development of policies and planning documents for the Department. The Policy unit plays a critical role in ensuring that the Department’s scope, goals, and objectives are clearly and correctly articulated / communicated within and external to the Department (e.g., to the Public, other departments, Legislative Assembly. The Policy Analyst assists the Department in the application of its Project Management Process and Administrative Directives and participates in Committees (as and when required) that pertain to the activities of the Division and / or the Department as a whole.

The ideal candidate must be current with prevailing theory and practice in the field of policy development, analysis and interpretation. Also the incumbent should be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills with proven experience in planning and delivering projects within timelines and budgetary limits. The Analyst will identify policy needs in the Department and function as the Department’s knowledge expert on policy-based matters. The ability to research, analyse, and evaluate education policy/legislation, strategies, management approaches, from other jurisdictions to identify best practices is needed. Furthermore the Analyst will monitor the broad education policies and priorities of the Government as expressed in legislation regulations, the policy manual approved by the Executive, and any reports and documentation to ensure consistency across the Department’s policy and programs.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully fulfil the requirements of this position may come from having a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields: Education, Public Policy, Political sciences or a related field and two years of related experience. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Equivalences will be considered.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • 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 Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • 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. 
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  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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