Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (Pauktuutit) is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada. Our mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and create change to advance women’s full social, economic, and cultural participation in communities in Inuit Nunangat, as well as cities across Canada where Inuit live.
Pauktuutit, as the national voice of Inuit women in Canada, has a key role to play in ensuring a gender-equality lens in policies impacting Inuit Women and in promoting greater progress in priority areas for Inuit women and children. Our ability to do so depends heavily on partnerships across government departments, key funders, Inuit community groups and other stakeholder organizations.
We are a strong team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women. By choosing Pauktuutit, you are taking an active role in changing the lives of Inuit. Likewise, Pauktuutit recognizes your value and is dedicated to supporting you and creating environments that fit our employees’ diverse lifestyles. This includes benefits and rewards such as supplementary Health and Dental benefits; Cell Phone and Internet allowance, or when we are in office, allowance for public transportation. We value your time and in addition to paid vacation, personal wellbeing days, and recognition of public holidays, we celebrate holidays that recognize women and Indigenous people.
Our main office is in Ottawa, Ontario, however, Pauktuutit believes strongly in providing a flexible work environment that embraces hybrid and remote options as critical to the future of work.
Multiple roles of Senior Policy Analyst focused in the areas of Violence and Abuse Prevention, and Justice.
Utilizing a gender-based lens, Senior Policy Analysts focus on the development and review of public policy to further Pauktuutit’s mandates and initiatives that support Inuit women.
Ideal candidates are responsible for conducting analysis and preparing written documents and recommendations for policy development and implementation. These roles will also increase Pauktuutit’s capacity to prepare for robust engagement, co-development, and representation of Inuit women’s distinct rights, needs and priorities with key partners.
Responsibilities will include:
- Develop broad policy-based initiatives including project design, implementation, and successful management of deliverables across the Violence and Abuse Prevention and Justice portfolios.
- Undertake policy analysis, including engagement and consultation with Inuit women across Canada on a range of new and existing policy issues that require timely input.
- Collaborate across the Programs and Business Development teams in the initiatives lifecycle to ensure an integrated approach and the strongest impact in the work that we do.
- Engage and develop relationships with external partners and internally across the organization on policy related to Inuit women.
- Raise the voices of Inuit women with government stakeholders and building relationships and capacity for change.
- Assist with planning and/or facilitating workshops, meetings; work plan logistics/travel, etc.
- Represent the organization at various meetings and conferences, as requested.
- Develop meeting materials such as agendas, background materials, briefing notes and related content.
- Provide quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, Advisory Committee(s) and others as required.
- Ensure timely and adequate internal and external reporting and documentation.
- Other duties as required to support the evolution of the portfolio.
Administrative/Other responsibilities include:
- Communicate appropriately about sensitive issues.
- Participate in training and professional development initiatives as required.
- Ensure the confidentiality of all files where appropriate.
- A college or university degree in a relevant discipline and/or combination of education and experience.
- 5+ years of experience providing assessment and analysis of policy within the context of multifaceted projects related to Inuit or Indigenous people.
- 3+ more years of experience prioritizing topics of importance to Inuit women within a government/public service context.
- 3+ years of experience in drafting proposals for opportunities to increase capacity building projects to undertake the development and implementation of policy.
- Knowledge and policy expertise in the areas of health and wellness, and/or violence prevention, and/or justice issues of Inuit highly desirable
- Experience in utilizing a gender-based lens to provide policy analysis and recommendations.
- Experience managing the financial/budgetary elements when managing initiatives.
- Experience working with federal, provincial, territorial, northern, urban government officials and funding organizations are a definite asset.
- Strong collaboration skills, focused on mobilizing and leveraging capacities and interests towards project outcomes.
- Exceptional communication skills – verbal and written, to prepare and present complex policy analyses, evidence-based decision-making results, policy reports, speeches, and briefing notes and the ability to translate complex ideas and information to diverse audiences.
Pauktuutit is an equal opportunity employer, with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive, accessible, and respectful work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Inuit and other Indigenous people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, and regulations.
We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please indicate so in your application.
How to apply:
We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.