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Junior Research and Policy Analyst

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00am

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit only.

Reporting to the Director of Research, Policy and Library Services, the Junior Research and Policy Analyst (Analyst) participates in the provision of objective policy analysis, information, support and advice to elected Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and committees of the Legislative Assembly concerning legislative and policy initiatives; strategic planning and fiscal initiatives, including departmental and Crown agency business plans, main estimates and supplementary appropriations. The Analyst assists in monitoring the government’s compliance with Ministerial commitments made to MLAs and Standing and Special Committees of the Legislative Assembly, as well as the government’s follow-through on Committee directions and recommendations. The Analyst contributes to the provision of a wide scope of analysis, information and advice covering the full range of activities of the Government of Nunavut (GN) and its agencies, the activities of independent officers of the Legislative Assembly, and initiatives of other levels of government, the private sector and non-governmental entities that are of interest to clients.

You are a skilled researcher and good writer with a deep interest in Nunavut-specific public policy issues, Parliamentary affairs and Northern governance. This position is ideal for a young professional at the beginning of their career. The Analyst provides support to individual MLAs, Standing and Special Committees of the Legislative Assembly, the Office of the Speaker, the Management and Services Board, Full Caucus, Regular Members’ Caucus and the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly in fulfilling a range of responsibilities and functions under such authorities as the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act. Other clients include GN departmental staff, members of the public and stakeholder groups and such outside agencies as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Information, analysis and speaking notes provided by the Analyst to individual Members are often the basis for the Members’ statements and other formal interventions in the House.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are normally obtained through a two (2) year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant discipline (e.g. public policy or a related field), along with one (1) year of directly related experience. Related professional experience would include positions involving the analysis of public policy issues and the preparation of professional-quality written materials. Good writing skills, including the ability to assist in the preparation of professional-quality reports, correspondence, briefing notes, opening comments, speaking notes, presentations, draft policies and other complex documents under very tight deadlines is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language 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.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.                  

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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