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Program Officer

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
07 July 2017

Term One Year.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

As a member of the Community Economic Development Support Team, the Program Officer delivers initiatives to facilitate provision of resources, information and training necessary for Nunavummiut to make informed decisions about community development. The position is located in Kugluktuk and reports to the Manager, Community Development – Kitikmeot.

The Program Officer will facilitate market, product and service research and feasibility studies for strategy, policy and program planning and delivery; participate in delivery of ED&T’s innovative community regional strategies and programs to promote community capacity building, business and tourism product development; participate to establish and implement meaningful Unit goals, objectives and priorities for the region; analyze community based plans to identify and implement community priorities; review and evaluate community economic development initiatives for consistency with community plans and ED&T policies; deliver community-based assessment tools, profiles, inventories and directories for the program; implement initiatives consistent with legislation, public service processes and standards; build and maintain working, partnering and communications relationships with government, crown corporations, community governments and employees and industry to support effective and efficient program delivery; review operation of Program Partnership Agreements to ensure consistency with the provisions of the Agreements; Identify and facilitate use of Nunavut’s crown corporations, private investors, financial institutions and other source of advice and funding to promote joint initiatives; and evaluate business operations identifies challenges and recommends corrective action.

Knowledge of Nunavut communities, business and tourism; implementing community economic development programs; basic economics; spreadsheet analysis; community economic, business and tourism development policies, programs and challenges in Nunavut; strategic and business planning and operations; human and financial resource management.

Skills of accounting; computer skills utilizing Microsoft Outlook, Access and Word software; strong Power Point and Excel software skills; effective oral and written communication skills

Abilities including analytical thinker – identifies elements of a problem or situation and develops acceptable solutions; adaptable - open to changes in order to quickly respond to changing priorities; co-operative team member – works as a member of a team to attain organizational goals.

The incumbent should have a degree or diploma from a university or community college in Community Administration, Economic Development, Commerce, Renewable Resource Management, Land Use Planning, Public or Business Administration or a related field and recent experiences, however, it may be acquired through a varied combination of education, training and recent experiences.

Proficiency in speaking Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun is an asset

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. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041