As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees.
The Policy Analyst reports to the Manager, Policy and Planning and plays a key role in supporting the Minister, the Directorate and the Department as a whole. The Policy Analyst provides support to the Department by conducting research, assisting in legislation/policy development, tracking ongoing departmental initiatives, preparing Ministerial briefing materials, drafting correspondence and tracking and coordinating responses to questions taken in the Legislative Assembly.
The Policy Analyst assists in the department's strategic/business planning initiatives and from time to time may coordinate preparations for federal/provincial/territorial activities and other one-time projects. The Policy Analyst is accountable for research, analysis and writing related to policies and directives, reports, Cabinet and Financial Management Board submissions and the departmental business plan. Working both independently and within a team environment, the Policy Analyst provides support to the entire Department.
The incumbent is responsible and accountable for: analyzing and assessing legislative and policy requirements; researching and preparing clear and concise analyses of issues relevant to the development of decisions, policies and actions as well as for larger departmental goals and initiatives; coordinating, writing, updating and editing briefing notes and preparing briefing binders for the Minister and Deputy Minister; assisting the Manager in coordinating and guiding the Senior Management Committee through the planning process and ensuring systems and procedures are in place to implement and monitor results as well as preparing the business plan document to ensure consistency with department priorities, Cabinet directives and Government-wide guidelines.
The successful candidate should have an undergraduate Degree from a recognized university in Public Policy/Administration, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Law or a related field along with 2(two) years of experience developing and analyzing public policy, programs, and systems in a large organization or government setting.
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.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.