This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Poverty Reduction, the Research Analyst is a member of the Nunavut Poverty Reduction team. The Research Analyst will undertake and oversee the 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 Research Analyst works cooperatively with the Nunavut Poverty Reduction team and is accountable for conducting research not only to determine what poverty reduction measures have been implemented in other jurisdictions 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 incumbent is responsible for managing research projects, including leading projects, working with clients and supervising and supporting project team members. Contributing to the preparation of ministerial briefings, Cabinet decision papers, Financial Managment Board submissions, ministerial correspondence and communiques is also a responsibility of this position. The incumbent will provide advice on social and economic policy as it relates to poverty reduction.
The ideal candidate will have a recognized degree in Social Sciences or related field along with (4) four years of research or policy-related experience including research management and policy analysis in a related field. Experience in designing and researching research initiatives to support advocacy projects and experience working with allies and partners across various sectors such as development and human rights advocates, government agencies and community development organizations is also required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut's official languages 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 staff future vacancies