INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION Position: Social Policy Researcher

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL COMPETITION Position: Social Policy Researcher

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Position: Social Policy Researcher
Tenure: 2 year term (with possibility of extension)
Location: Iqaluit, Nu

Preference given to Nunavut Inuit applicants

QIA is seeking a highly skilled, proficient and motivated individual to fill the role of Social Policy Researcher.

The Social Policy Researcher designs, develops and leads research projects in a number of priority areas that impact the wellbeing of Qikiqtani Inuit. The research and analyses conducted through this role supports policy and program development for QIA, and also informs advocacy work and strategic partnerships, proposal development, and departmental program and service delivery and evaluation.

This is a challenging role that requires in-depth knowledge of QIA’s Strategic Goals, corporate policies, programs and services, and long-term vision. The Social Policy Researcher is relied on to understand and advise on how the work of the Department fits within the broader socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts of the Qikiqtani Region, Nunavut, Inuit Nunangat and Canada. This position directly helps to set QIA’s operational agenda, and impacts how the organization communicates, engages and ultimately serves Inuit in alignment with its Mission.

Reporting to the Director, this role also provides the organization with a reliable and detailed understanding of the broader program and policy environment, regionally as well as territorially and nationally. The Social Policy Researcher will design and complete literature reviews, competitive analyses, and prepares policy studies and recommendations, compiles and analyses data, and synthesizes and presents results and implications for sound decision making. This role leverages knowledge and relationships to support QIA in identifying and pursing funding opportunities and will write funding proposals and support the administration of service agreements and associated reporting obligations.

The incumbent of this position must be self-motivated and a solution-focused critical thinker.  Advanced writing and communication skills are required to be successful in this role.  Applicants must demonstrate their experience conducting research, developing policies and drafting funding proposals. Applicants must have an understanding of research and policy development methodologies and have experience with program and policy evaluation approaches. Proficiency in Microsoft applications is also required. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of related experience.

This position generally requires a post-secondary diploma in Political Science, Social Science or a related discipline.  A combination of relevant education and experience may also be considered an acceptable equivalency.

Starting range for this position is $78,228 to $114,735 per annum, plus $27,600 per annum for the Nunavut Northern Allowance. Housing is not available.

Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:

Human Resources                               Tel: (867) 975-8400
Qikiqtani Inuit Association                 Fax: (867) 979-3238
Igluvut building, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 1340                                      Email:
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2023 5:00pm EST                                    

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