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Research and Policy Advisor

Tłı̨chǫ Government
June 21, 2022
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Job Type
  • $98,000-110,000, plus benefits
Salary Unit
Hotıì ts’eeda - Yellowknife, NT


The Research and Policy Advisor will lead the design, development, and implementation of research, policy, and program initiatives to fulfill the mandate of Hotıì ts'eeda. Located in Yellowknife under the direction of the Director, Hotii ts’eeda, the Research and Policy Advisor works with considerable independence delivering research and policy projects.

The Research and Policy Advisor has no supervisory responsibilities, and collaborates with independent contractors, researchers, and partners.

Ideal candidates will have a Masters or Bachelors Degree in any relevant field (social sciences and humanities, health or education fields, natural and physical sciences) with 2 to 5 years of related work experience, or and equivalent combination of education and experience. Secondments from other governments and organizations, and flexible work option approaches are welcome.

This full time 35 hour per week, two-year term position has a negotiable salary range of $98,000 - $110,000 per year, plus benefits.

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Closing Date: July 15, 2022


Lead research, policy and program development opportunities to assist in ensuring that the research needs of the Hotii ts’eeda Program are met in an effective manner • Identify research, policy, and program development opportunities to fulfill the mandate of Hotıì ts'eeda through being responsive to the evolving health research and program environment in the NWT; • Produce research summaries, policy papers, project plans, funding proposals, briefing notes necessary to develop, report on, and communicate HT initiatives; • Identify, design, plan, and implement HT research and program initiatives; • Engage with external partners and funders to create collaborations necessary to implement initiatives; • Lead the planning and organization of events including Hotii ts’eeda’s annual gathering; • Work collegially with HT staff to lead project planning, trouble shooting, and quality control of initiatives and external and partner relationships and communication; • Receive and respond to inquiries from external partners, and work with team members to meet complex needs of partners as per the HT mandate; • Have responsibility for overseeing and implementing HT awards program under direction of the Director, Hotii ts’eeda.

Lead policy development initiatives for Hotii ts’eeda: • Keep up to date on research and policy developments related to HT mandate, programs, and initiatives; • Draft and review, and provide support and quality control, to all written reports, briefing materials, reporting, and internal and external products and communications; • Work with external partners to develop project ideas, provide letters of support and other materials to assist them in furthering their efforts to engage in projects and initiatives related to HT’s mandate; • Work collegially with HT staff to identify, design, develop, project plan, and implement HT initiatives as part of project teams on shared projects; • Related duties as required.

Provide reporting, advice and support to senior management: • Develop a yearly work plan in consultation with the Director, Hotii ts’eeda; • Implement and deliver projects on time and within budget; • Reporting and administrative responsibilities as required to ensure implementation and delivery of projects including keeping correct and comprehensive files, following TG and HT policies and procedures, and ensuring quality control of internal and external products.

Other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.


The Research and Policy Advisor typically has the following educational background, work experience and skills: • Masters or Bachelors Degree in any relevant study (Research, Sociology, Health, Indigenous Governance) with 2 to 5 years of related work experience, or some combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard and that provides the required knowledge and abilities; • Familiarity with First Nation and community based research methodologies; • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills; • Ability to write research reports, proposals. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team with Tłı̨chǫ elders and citizens; • Strong time management skills and the ability to work in stressful situations amongst projects with changing deadlines, emerging issues and conflicting demands; • Familiarity with the Tłıchǫ language, culture & way of life is considered an asset; • Ability to understand, speak, read and write the Tłıchǫ language is also an asset.

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