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Research and Policy Analyst

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00am

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director of Research, Policy and Library Services, the Research and Policy Analyst (Analyst) provides objective policy analysis, information, support and advice to elected Members of the 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. monitors 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 must exercise considerable initiative and work independently in analyzing and compiling briefing notes, providing advice to primary clients, maintaining awareness of local, national and international events and developments of interest to clients.

You are a skilled researcher and excellent writer with a deep interest in Nunavut-specific public policy issues, Parliamentary affairs and Northern governance. The Analyst provides 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. Primary clients are Standing and Special Committees and individual MLAs. The Speaker and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly are also frequent clients. 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.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a four (4) year post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public administration, economics or related field), along with two (2) years of directly related experience. Strong writing skills, including the ability to prepare professional-quality reports, correspondence, briefing notes, opening comments, speaking notes, presentations, draft policies and other complex documents under very tight deadline 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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