Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 16, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Assembly of First Nations
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Higgins Executive Search
Contact Information


Assembly of First Nations

Established in 1982, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is modelled after the United Nations General Assembly. AFN is a national advocacy organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nations communities and in cities and towns across the country.

First Nations leaders (Chiefs) from coast to coast to coast direct the work of AFN through resolutions passed at Chiefs As-semblies held at least twice a year. The AFN National Executive is made up of a National Chief, 10 Regional Chiefs and the chairs of Elders, Women’s and Youth councils. The role of the National Chief and the AFN is to advocate on behalf of First Nations. This includes the facilitation and coordination of national and regional discussions and dialogue, advo-cacy efforts and campaigns, legal and policy analysis, communicating with governments, including facilitating relationship building between First Nations and the Crown as well as the public and private sectors and the general public.

The Role

The role of Statistician/Social Economist is an integral part to the team at AFN and during the current time, with nu-merous changes on the horizon, it will offer significant and positive contributions for First Nations in Canada. In the past year, the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AFN on a New Fiscal Relationship. As an experienced and skilled Statistician, you will provide thought leadership and best prac-tice approaches in the areas of statistical and mathematical modelling to support AFN in their projects, programs, and most of all their advocacy platforms.

Reporting to the Director of Policy, you are an individual who thrives on extracting, analyzing and interpreting so-cio-economic data. Working on behalf of AFN, you will build advanced predictive models, leveraging statistics and mathematics, to support advocacy objectives and priorities aimed at closing the gap on the quality of life for First Nations peoples including strategic and tactical issues for the AFN. In this role, you will leverage your ex-pertise and capabilities in segmentation, optimization and statistical modeling to identify the appropriate analyti-cal approach for a given issue and build the solution and provide your advice and direction on implementation

With demonstrated experience communicating implications of complex data relationships and results of statistical data to multiple partners, you will provide creative data solutions as well as support and service to the Director or Policy and their team. You will possess a bachelor degree or preferred master degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a relevant science degree combined with 5 years of related work experience in statistical and mathe-matical model development, quantitative analysis, interpretation.

For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity, offering a strong benefits and pension plan, please contact Brenda LaRose at 204-515-3828 ext. 103 or submit your resume and related information electronically to

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