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Friday, February 26, 2016

Job Posting: Senior Policy Advisor Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Ottawa, ON - Mental Wellness (***deadline February 26***)

Job Posting
Senior Policy Advisor
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Ottawa, ON
Senior Policy Advisor – Mental Wellness
(Full-Time Permanent)


Under the general direction and supervision of the Director of the
Department of Health and Social Development, the Senior Policy Advisor
– Mental Wellness will work towards promoting and improving within the
area of mental wellness for Inuit in Canada. The Senior Policy
Advisor- Mental Wellness will liaise with Inuit organizations as well
as assist in the co-ordination, design, development, implementation,
monitoring and updating of information with respect to the mental
wellness file.

Duties and responsibilities:

Identify research needs related to mental wellness and participate in
relevant research projects;
Design proposals, inclusive of cover letter, work plan and budget to funders;
Draft, edit and produce reports, studies, position papers, policy
statements and other documents as required in relation to mental
Participate in the development of departmental and organizational
strategic, operational and project plans; and
Attend relevant conferences and participate in relevant working groups
as time and resources permit.

Conduct analyses and formulate recommendations/positions on Mental
Wellness as it relates to policy development;
Collaborate with colleagues within ITK, Regional Inuit Organizations,
and other regional bodies working in the area of Mental Wellness.
Monitor developing trends, policies, programs and issues with actual
or potential impact on issues and interests related to Mental Wellness
Perform external consultations with Inuit organizations and internal
consultations as required.

Establish and maintain linkages with youth, elders, communities,
regions, etc.;
Attend meetings and conduct regular teleconferences in order to
maintain frequent communications with key stakeholders about Mental
Wellness and other assigned projects;
Facilitate and participate in communications, relevant meetings,
workshops and conferences;
Develop communication strategies on key issues relevant to Mental
Wellness and other assigned projects; and
Report as required to the Director.

Disseminate relevant information;
Provide support for regions/communities with respect to Mental Wellness;
Coordinate the management of projects from start to finish, including
budget monitoring, consultation activities, working group/committee
work, workshop and teleconference organization and logistics,
communications, and various reporting requirements;
Establish and maintain policy, research records and systems as required; and
Make project and program recommendations to the Director.

Represent ITK in meetings and conferences or on committees and working
groups as assigned by the Director. This could include task forces or
working groups struck from time to time with
Government/Territorial/Provincial departments and Inuit organizations.
Any combination of education and experience, providing the required
skill and knowledge for successful performance is present.
Qualifications include:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline: social
sciences, political science, health or relevant field, and a minimum
of 2 years of related work
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and a minimum of 3-5 years of
relevant work experience in a similar role; and
General research and policy development experience.
Essential Skills & Abilities:

Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Effective writing, speaking, facilitation, coordination,
prioritization and time management skills are required;
Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and database
development, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access), internet,
e-mail, and PowerPoint presentations; and
Inuit Language skills are a definite asset.
Team player, self-motivated and directed;
Good organizational and time management skills;
Ability to work co-operatively with a variety of individuals and groups;
Sound problem solving and analytical skills;
Ability to understand and interpret policy; and
Sensitive to local, political and cultural issues; and
Spoken and written Inuktitut/Innuinaqtun language is desirable;

Familiarity with the principles and practices of business
administration, including program budgeting
Understanding of Northern communities, traditional values and the
general issues facing Inuit that generally comes from living and
working in a Northern community or a rural/developing community;
Working knowledge of Inuit Land Claim Agreements and related
legislation and policy frameworks; and
Working knowledge and understanding of Government programs and policy:
policy review and analysis; program development and evaluation; and
consultation protocol.

Must be able to work both independently and co-operatively with a
variety of individuals and groups, including government and land claim
Must be able to foster strong working relationships with relevant
Federal and Provincial/Territorial Government departments and Regional
Inuit Organizations.
Working Conditions:

Office environment: frequent use of computer, telephone and fax machine
Occasional travel and regular meetings;
Operational direction is provided by the Director;
Consequence of error impact on operational success;
Politically sensitive issues may become stressful; and
Frequent deadlines, which intensifies when workload is large.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter
by Friday February 26, 2016 to:

Clink on the link:
Mail: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami 75 Albert St., Suite 1100 Ottawa, ON. K1P 5E7
Fax: 613-234-1991
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in
ITK however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Required experience:

Policy Development/Advancement: 2 years
Required education:

Required language:

Inuktitut (desired)

Please review all application instructions before applying to Inuit
Tapiriit Kanatami.

More information or to apply:

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