Inuit Policy and Protocol Advisor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 10, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Native Women’s Association of Canada
Salary $40,000 to $45,000 - Per Hour
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Native Women's Association of Canada
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Inuit Policy and Protocol Advisor

Reports to:           TBD
Salary Range:      $40,000 to $45,000
Term:                   Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:              Ottawa


The Inuit Policy and Protocol Advisor is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of Native Women’s Association of Canada’s strategies related to advocacy, policy and research from both a national and international perspective. This position will support developing and executing NWAC official positions in a number of Inuit -specific policy areas.

General duties

The NWAC Inuit Policy and Protocol Advisor will:

  • Actively maintain a Strategic policy work plan incorporating relevant Inuit priorities as identified by Senior Management and based on NWAC Board identified priorities, and operational needs;
  • Assist in providing technical expertise in the relevant Inuit policy areas of Strategic Policy development to the President and the Executive Director;
  • Research Inuit policy issues and provide advice on international and domestic strategic policy issues impacting Indigenous women and girls.
  • Engage in background research on Inuit issues, prepare documents and reports, and analyze data;
  • Communicate and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations as necessary;
  • Maintain regular and ongoing communications with the other NWAC departments and the Executive Director;
  • Work with other NIO’s and NGO’s to address issues impacting Inuit women and girls;
  • Assist in writing reports, factsheets, briefing notes, shadow reports, or other policy-type documents;
  • Assist in writing proposals; and,
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.


  • Undergraduate degree in policy, political science, law, social sciences or other related studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Ability to work in a Team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to carry out culturally-relevant gender-based analysis ( training will be provided);
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure;
  • Ability to conduct research in cooperation and consultation with the NWAC PTMAs and with diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings;
  • Ability to supervise or carry out research, analyzes data, and advance effective advocacy and communication strategies under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Work/Volunteer Experience

  • Minimum 5 years relevant work or volunteer experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of Inuit women’s issues, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary Inuit politics and policy issues;
  • Significant understanding and knowledge of Inuit issues, protocols and traditions;
  • Significant knowledge of key issues impacting Inuit women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Significant understanding of Inuit social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please submit resume and covering letter to

Melissa Papineau
Director of Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, ON
K1N 7B7

(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Inuit candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

Please Note: This position is being posted under the section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code on “special programs”.

Section 14 of the Human Rights Code states: 14. (1) A right under Part I is not infringed by the implementation of a special program designed to relieve hardship or economic disadvantage or to assist disadvantaged persons or groups to achieve or attempt to achieve equal opportunity or that is likely to contribute to the elimination of the infringement of rights under Part I. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, s. 14 (1).

Relocation Package: Relocation expenses may be covered for a successful candidate relocating from Nunavut or other remote areas.

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