Research Analyst

Family Services
Reference number: 
17- 501666
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
May 09, 2014

As a member of the Nunavut Poverty Reduction Team, the Research Analyst will undertake and oversee research projects (both desk and field based) on poverty, examining its causes and effects and the policy measures available to reduce it. The incumbent will provide quantitative and qualitative analysis to contribute to the development and implementation of the Nunavut Poverty Reduction Action Plan.

The Poverty Reduction Division is responsible for developing and implementing Nunavut’s poverty reduction strategy and for overseeing the implementation of comprehensive community initiatives to address poverty. The Research Analyst is accountable for conducting research not only to determine what poverty reduction measures have been implemented in other jurisdictions both inside and outside of Canada, but also to analyze results and make recommendations on what initiatives have the potential to make a real difference in the lives of the people of Nunavut

The ideal candidate should have a university degree in the Social Sciences, or a related field with a minimum two (2) years of research or policy-related experience including research management and policy analysis in a related field. Strong knowledge of issues related to poverty, human rights, development and global social and economic policy is required.  Knowledge of computer software applications including: word processing, spreadsheets, data base, and the Internet to conduct extensive research. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

If there is no successful Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiary this position will be offered as a 2 year term.

  • 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 (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220