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Manager, Devolution

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$107,718.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 April 2018

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only

Reporting to the Director, Devolution, the Manager, is responsible overseeing the Devolution Secretariat’s policy, research and communications functions in support of the negotiation and implementation of a devolution agreement between the Government of Nunavut (GN), the Government of Canada and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. The Manager ensures that timely, thorough and accurate briefing materials, including negotiating instructions, proposals and policy options are available to support the work of the Chief Negotiator and the GN negotiating team at all stages of negotiations. This position may also be called upon to participate directly in the negotiations and represents the Secretariat on a number of interdepartmental and intergovernmental working groups. There are four direct reports to this position.

To be successful in this position the incumbent must have: experience in negotiations, mediating or deal-making processes; finance; human resources; economic policy issues as they relate to the public sector; project management fundamentals; public communications and engagement techniques. Furthermore, the incumbent requires an extensive knowledge in the following areas: federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions, programs and responsibilities in relation to lands and resources; the political, economic, social and cultural environment of Nunavut; the GN’s mandate, structure and operations, as well as priorities and objectives with respect to devolution; and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, related agreements, governance structures, policies and issues. We are looking for someone with advanced oral and written communication skills in English, excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

The knowledge, skills and abilities are obtained through a recognized university degree in a related discipline such as political science, public administration, business administration, law, economics, or a land and resource management related field and seven (7) years of progressive related work experience, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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

  • 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
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