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Senior Policy Analyst

Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat - 4 Jobs
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Company Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Paid Time Off
Retirement Plans
Posted 11 days ago

About Us

Torngat Wildlife Plants and Fisheries Secretariat is an organization dedicated to supporting the Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-management Board, and the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board with implementing chapters 12 and 13 of the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement.

Overview of the Role

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for bringing together science, policy, traditional knowledge, economics, and all pertaining factors to develop deeper and richer understanding of polices that shape and influence the recommendations on the management of Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries as identified in the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (LILCA), particularly chapters 12 & 13. You will spend your time managing various research projects, analyzing data, identifying policy recommendations, and engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you will oversee a team of policy analysts and researchers, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure the effective execution of departmental goals and objectives.

As the Senior Policy Analyst, you possess a strong background in research, environmental policy development, and resource conservation and co-management. You have strong analytical abilities to interpret complex data and information, excellent communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders, and the ability to think critically and creatively to develop innovative policy solutions. You utilize these skills to provide expert advice, shape policy recommendations, advocate for the interests of the environment and community, and effectively manage and supervise the team to ensure the successful implementation of departmental initiatives.


Research, Reporting and Stakeholder Management

  • Review and edit analytical reports and prepare presentations for boards.
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory developments and identify matters of interest to the Torngat Boards, Secretariat staff and other stakeholders.
  • Liaise with federal, provincial, territorial and first nation governments to identify potential resource conservation concerns for Torngat stakeholders.
  • Consult with counterparts across the country and internationally to identify, understand and report on emergent issues of concern to Torngat stakeholders.
  • Participate in research studies of issues that may affect resource conservation within LISA.
  • Represent the Secretariat when required in research initiatives at the national, provincial and local level.

Policy Development

  • In consultation with the Executive Director and the Boards of Directors, develop and write policies and position papers on resource conservation issues.
  • Represent the Secretariat on policy development initiatives involving governments and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development and/or presentation of Board responses to policy initiatives that may affect the Boards.
  • Develop and participate in workshops for stakeholders and members to gain input to and/or communicate the outcome of policy development initiatives.
  • Prepare policy papers and report on policy research for consideration of the Boards of Directors and/or delivery to government, or other stakeholders.
  • Write policy-related articles for newsletters and similar communications vehicles of affiliated organizations.

Department Operational Support and Personnel Management

  • Assist with the annual work plan of the secretariat as per the direction of the Executive Director and from the Boards.
  • Assist with reporting requirements of the funding parties.
  • Manage and supervise research by other analysts.
  • Evaluate staff performance and develop goals, objectives, and training requirements for individual staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Ideal Candidate

  • Completion of a master's degree in a related discipline such as natural sciences, social sciences, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy development, preferably in a resource conservation environment.
  • Ability to work independently and strongly across diverse partnership groups and as part of a team.
  • Proven computer data analysis, report writing, and presentation skills are required.
  • Experience successfully leading and supervising an engaged and motivated team or project group.
  • Demonstrated research skills, utilizing various methodologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data to inform decision-making and policy development.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, effectively identifying issues, evaluating alternatives, and implementing solutions.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, fostering positive relationships and effectively engaging with various stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Proficient project management skills, effectively planning, organizing, and executing projects to achieve objectives within scope, budget, and timeline constraints.

What We Offer

  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Sunlife Health and Dental Insurance Plan - 100% coverage
  • 22 days of annual leave with incremental increases after each 5-year period with the Secretariat
  • 5 annual hunting, fishing, and gathering days
  • Statutory holidays with additional ones that have significance to Nunatsiavut history
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan (Employer Matched) - 3.5%
  • RRSP Contribution (Employer Matched) - 2.5%
  • Travel benefit - $900 per year for employee and dependents
  • Labrador allowance - $3,000 per year / $6,000 with dependents
  • Clothing allowance - $500 annually
  • Professional Development Opportunities

The Torngat Secretariat is committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We are a proud equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic that makes us unique.

If you require reasonable accommodation to take part in the employment process, please contact Maddie Coombes at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request.

Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay. If the successful candidate is located within a Nunatsiavut community or would like to relocate to a Nunatsiavut community, this can be accommodated by the Torngat Secretariat.

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About Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat

About Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat

Torngat Wildlife Plants & Fisheries Secretariat is an organization that works towards healthy ecosystems and communities with shared stewardship of wildlife, plants, and fisheries within Nunatsiavut. We are an administrative unit, a research hub, and public policy organization that supports the activities of the Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-management Board, and the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board. Both boards were created by the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement and are responsible for a range of decision-making and recommendation processes related to the management of wildlife in the Nunatsiavut region.