Position: Conservation Planner
Tenure: 2-year term
Location of Work: Iqaluit, Nunavut
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the demanding role of the Conservation Planner; to establish a Land Use Plan for Inuit Owned Lands (IOL) in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut, while strengthening our traditional knowledge database.
The plan will focus on natural resources of the region and shall support socio-economic development for communities through increased access to country food, community and land-based employment opportunities linked to Inuit Stewardship. The Department of Marine & Wildlife will lead implementation of priority initiatives relating to Inuit Impact Benefit Agreements (IIBA’s) for National Parks, National Wildlife Areas, National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas, Marine Protected Areas, and Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas.
Reporting to the Implementation Manager, the Conservation Planner will participate in research, and negotiations, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice to develop strategies, policies and guidelines related to conservation, wildlife, and marine initiatives within the Qikiqtani region. The Conservation Planner will collaborate with Qikiqtani communities to develop management plans that reflect Inuit lead management of IOL. This position may be required to provide guidance and mentorship to a Junior Conservation Planner position.
Applicants must demonstrate their experience in both researching, and working, in community-based nature and marine conservation, including engagement of frontline communities in conservation strategies and programming. An interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues is required to critically assess, analyze, monitor, and integrate environmental principles in decision making. Excellent communication skills are required to develop complex reports, write project proposals, develop socio-economic strategies, and related policies. Candidates should demonstrate their relevant experience in these areas. Fluency in English is required. Inuktitut language skills are an asset qualification. Knowledge of QIA, the Nunavut Agreement, and Inuit Owned Lands is required.
Completion of a university degree in Natural and Applied Environmental Sciences is required, a Master’s degree is an asset qualification. A combination of a related environmental diploma and relevant experience may be deemed an acceptable equivalency to the degree requirement. Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit applicants who meet the required qualifications, as well as those applicants located within the Nunavut Territory.
Starting salary for this position is $66,352 per annum ($34.02/hour), plus a Northern Allowance of $24,000 ($12.30/hour) per annum. QIA employees are eligible to participate in group health benefits.
Housing is not provided. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications can be delivered by fax, email, in person, or mail to:
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Igluvut building, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 1340
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Tel: (867) 975-8400
Fax: (867) 979-3238
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled