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Senior Policy Analyst – Environment
Refer to Competition Number 2021- ELW-04
Description: The Assembly of First Nations is seeking an experienced and highly skilled individual to support efforts across a variety of environment files including but not limited to conservation, stewardship, and biodiversity. The incumbent will be responsible for leading/supporting the activities of the Environment Sector in support of First Nations led conservation (e.g., protected areas, species at risk and wildlife health) as well as gathering and researching information related to these issues and providing recommendations for action, policy development, research, and engagement.
The incumbent will be responsible for the development of a workplan aimed at supporting and advancing advocacy in this regard and will participate as a technical representative on relevant internal and external committees, including in a collaborative research context with academic and/or other institutions. The incumbent shall also have cross-sectoral experience (e.g., natural resource management, environmental health, economic development, etc.).
Who Can Apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry only may apply (s. 16(1) CHRA). Applicants must possess:
• A post-secondary degree directly related to Natural Sciences or Social Sciences with 5+ years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A minimum of 2+ years of positive experience working with First Nations and/or First Nations programs and policies.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding, and demonstrated expertise, with respect to environmental health issues affecting First Nations.
• Ability to analyze complex information/data, and to communicate this in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences (e.g., federal officials, portfolio-holders, community
• Superior written and verbal skills, including the ability to use appropriate terminology.
• Familiarity with the manipulation and analysis of data using databases such as Excel.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply effective research techniques, including with respect to confidentiality and ethics.
• Ability to work well with others, both inside and outside of the organization, and demonstrated interpersonal skills, professionalism, teamwork, and judgement.
• Sound planning and organization skills, with the ability to multi-task, while working under pressure and with competing deadlines.
• English is the working language although the ability to communicate effectively in French or any Indigenous language would also be an asset.
Salary Range: AFN offers competitive salaries, strong benefits, and a pension plan.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Please note that AFN is currently working remotely to ensure the health, safety, and the well-being of our employees.
Employment Status: Permanent, Full-time position
Closing Date: June 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how they meet the criteria (quoting the above reference number) along with a current resume, and three (3) work related references:
Assembly of First Nations, Human Resources
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L5
No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be through Zoom.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.
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