This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Child and Youth Advocacy Services, the Senior Systemic Investigator/Researcher identifies and investigates/reviews systemic issues affecting children and youth in Nunavut. These issues are often identified through analysis of community complaints/referrals, individual and group advocacy cases or can be raised by the Representative for Children and Youth on his/her own initiative. The position plays a key role in the generation of office reports, papers and submissions that support recommendations for systemic, social and public policy change. The position ensures the review/investigative services of the office are conducted in a timely and fair manner and incorporates the views of young Nunavummiut. Such work is also conducted in accordance with the Representative for Children and Youth Act, Inuit societal values and the office’s policies and procedures.
The incumbent will obtain and review documentation and will communicate with stakeholders, government officials and witnesses to gather evidence to conduct comprehensive fact-finding investigations. The Investigator/Researcher prepares detailed, high quality reports and correspondence, along with reasoned analysis and objective assessments of evidence. Recommendations stemming from these investigations/reviews may have a significant impact on government departments/agencies and lead to legislative, policy and program changes to child and youth services in Nunavut.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically obtained through a recognized degree in social sciences or a field appropriate to the position, along with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience that includes research, analysis and writing. An understanding of Inuit societal values, culture, language, traditions, beliefs and history is required. Experience working on complex and sensitive reviews/investigations and producing high quality reports is also required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. The ability to speak and work in the Inuit language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
Term until August 14, 2020. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.