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Special Policy Advisor

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 8, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Thunder Bay, Toronto
Salary $75,924 - $110,352 - Annual
Location ON
Category Business / Management
Client Ontario Public Service
Contact Information
Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, November 21, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 111943 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

Special Policy Advisor

Are you interested in overseeing and implementing a project that promotes strong relationships with and positive outcomes for Indigenous youth and communities in Ontario?

If so, please consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation to provide project management, implementation support and strategic advice in a dynamic, team-oriented division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • provide expert advice, project leadership, and subject-matter expertise in the research, analysis, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and operational guidelines and tools that advance provincial, cross-government, community, inter-ministerial and ministry strategic objectives under the Ontario Indigenous Youth and Community Wellness Secretariat’s mandate
  • lead multidisciplinary project teams, and develop key relationships, consultations and negotiations with stakeholders/partners to ensure an integrated approach to better coordinating and/or implementing initiatives that support youth and communities to be safer, move out of crisis toward wellness, and improve responses across government departments
  • lead whole government approach to better coordinate and/or implement initiatives that support youth and communities to be safer, move out of crisis toward wellness, and improve responses across government departments

Location: Thunder Bay, Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy and program development expertise:

  • You can lead policy initiatives through the policy development process and support the approvals process across ministries.
  • You have experience developing policy options based on research and analysis.
  • You have knowledge of policy and program analysis/evaluation techniques to lead the development of benchmarks and performance criteria to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of new/changed policies and programs.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have experience engaging with Indigenous partners and building effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You have consultation skills to build consensus across multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • You have tact and diplomacy to lead the resolution of sensitive policy development issues.
  • You have proven communication and presentation skills to proficiently deliver presentations to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • You have written communication skills to prepare clear and understandable reports/briefing materials and business plans.

Knowledge of Indigenous peoples and relevant issues:

  • You are familiar with Indigenous partners in Ontario, their governance structures, priorities, issues, and social/economic perspectives.
  • You have an understanding of the factors and issues impacting and influencing Indigenous policy development, including the Crown’s legal duty to consult, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and inter-governmental relations.
  • You are familiar with engagement protocols relevant to Indigenous peoples.

Research and analysis skills:

  • You are able to conduct environmental scans, analyze competing interests and formulate policies or solutions to advance strategic objectives.
  • You have analytical, evaluation and research skills to find and verify data sources, synthesize statistical information and make recommendations.
  • You have experience identifying strategic options, risks and potential impacts associated with proposed policies, programs and initiatives.

Project management skills:

  • You have project management skills to lead and coordinate plans, projects and initiatives.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to co-develop ideas and initiatives across diverse interests and to organize, prioritize and evaluate implementation pathways.
  • You are experienced working with government, Indigenous and cross-sectoral partners and issues, and managing internal, external and inter-jurisdictional projects, with representatives from provincial/territorial/federal governments, and First Nations/Métis/Indigenous organizations.

Salary Range: $75,924 – $110,352 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region or 189 Red River Rd, (CORN. RED RIV./WATER ST), Thunder Bay, North Region

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, November 21, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 111943 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

www.ontario.ca/careers

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