Policy Analyst, Economic Development

Economic Development is critical for reaching and maintaining a high quality of life and is central to fulfilling Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s (NTI) mission for the social, cultural, and economic well-being of Nunavut Inuit. Economic development in Nunavut is anchored in a traditional land-based economy and in Article 24 of the Nunavut Agreement.

Inuit owned firms, and the growth of Inuit business, represent a major element of economic development in Nunavut. In addition the harvesting economy is central to the well being of Inuit in Nunavut. Capturing and defining the challenges, barriers and opportunities impacting Inuit firms and the harvesting tradition, and understanding their contribution to Nunavut’s economy is a key focus for NTI.

Responsible for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI)’s economic development portfolio, including oversight of the Inuit Firm Registry, the Policy Analyst – Economic Development position entails being aware of the economic development aspirations of Nunavut Inuit, how they fit in the current discourses on economic development in Nunavut, Inuit Nunangat, Canada’s Arctic/North, Canada, and broader circumpolar and international contexts.

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Planning, the Policy Analyst – Economic Development oversees the coordination of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI)’s interests in all areas pertaining to economic and Inuit business development, including but not limited to research, funding, planning, advocacy.

The Policy Analyst Economic Development also supports the Director in representing NTI on internal, regional, and national platforms focused on economic and Inuit business development in Nunavut, Inuit Nunangat and Canada’s Arctic. More specifically, the incumbent will support the Department of Policy and Planning in representing NTI in the following working groups and fora:

  • NTI’s Infrastructure and Housing Advisory Committee (IHAC) and Infrastructure Technical Working Group (ITWG), and other relevant working groups that include the Regional Inuit Development Corporations.
  • Intergovernmental Working Groups at the Territorial and Federal levels, such as:
    • The Inuit Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) Economic Development Working Group.
    • The Nunavut Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) Secretariat
    • Any relevant GN-NTI or other intergovernmental working group related to economic Inuit business development.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to the NNI Secretariat, the Nunavut Economic Developers Association (NEDA), Indigenous economic development organizations, the governments of Nunavut and Canada, to stay abreast of the major policy issues and trends related to infrastructure.

To be invited for an interview you should have the following qualifications: a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree. Five (5) years’ experience in business development, program management, project management, capital planning or a related field in a municipal, provincial/territorial, or federal work setting, awareness and knowledge of the harvesting economy in Nunavut and one (1) year supervisory experience. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Fluency in the Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun language is a considerable asset.

Preference will be given to Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.

Starting salary is $126,736.00 per annum (commensurate with experience) a comprehensive benefit package including an employee pension plan, group insurance and vacation travel assistance.

NTI provides a variety of housing supports to employees including:

down payment assistance and housing allowance of $27,600.

For full job description, please contact:

Human Resources

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C-0G0

Telephone: 867-645-5440

Fax number 867-645-5414

CLOSING DATE: June 24, 2022

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