Policy Analyst - Generalist (2 Positions)

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Posted May 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm Closes Jun 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca


Policy Analyst – Generalist (2 Positions)


Position Summary


Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Policy Analyst of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), the Policy Analyst is responsible for; conceptualizing, researching, analyzing and writing about policy issues affecting First Nations in Manitoba; strategic policy development; drafting policy options and recommendations on a number of issues affecting First Nations in Manitoba.


Key Responsibilities


·      Research and analysis of legal, historical, constitutional, legislative, regulatory, policy, guidelines, and quantitative and qualitative data, and identify existing, emerging and anticipated issues that will affect First Nations in Manitoba in order to support the advancement of First Nations in Manitoba within the context of the AMC, including:

o   decisions of the AMC Chiefs-in-Assembly

o   direction from the AMC Grand Chief’s office

o   management of the AMC Secretariat

·      Research, analyze and formulate recommendations in support of implementing new or revised policies and make recommendations on policy integration that affect First Nations, including providing advice and support toward the evaluation of policy effectiveness, and recommend improvements;

·      Assists in the ongoing development of draft First Nations template laws in the five nation/language groups in Manitoba that First Nations can consider as they develop and implement their own laws:

o   Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe)

o   Anishininiwak (Oji-Cree)

o   Dakota Oyate (Dakota)

o   Denesuline (Dene)

o   Nehethowuk/Ininewak (Cree)

·      Environmental scanning, and reports on regional and national issues, and other processes relevant to policy implications for First Nations;

·      Identification of contentious issues requiring anticipatory research, and assessment;

·      Provide policy, and strategic development support on political issues;

·      Write and/or edit a wide variety of documents including, briefing notes, issue sheets, correspondence, presentations (PowerPoint), speaking notes, reports, concept papers, strategies, proposals, work plans, and other documents as required;

·      Maintain existing collaborative networks including, AMC mandated entities and other First Nation organizations, provincial and federal government departments and agencies, and universities and colleges in order to access information on a broad range of complex issues, which will impact on policy formulation, and integration;

·      Participates as a member of a committee, focus group, task force as appointed or directed by the Senior Policy Analyst;

·      Develop proposals to access funding related to annual work plan activities, and to initiate action to implement leadership;

·      Maintains files including research, and historical documents;

·      Other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience


·      Bachelor of social science or a related discipline and/or a related equivalent demonstrated experience;

·      Knowledge of First Nations, culture, history, treaty and inherent rights;

·      General understanding of underlying key First Nation issues:

o   self-determination

o   Aboriginal and Treaty rights

o   social development (including education, health, families and children, housing, Jordan’s Principle, and women and gender equality)

o   economic development, developing First Nations economies

o   assisting First Nations with job and employment opportunities, and improving First Nations fiscal relations

·      Detailed knowledge of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and demonstrated respect for elected officials, the Chiefs of Manitoba, and the political process that exists within the First Nations and representative organizations;

·      Knowledge of statistical methods, techniques and information to develop analytical frameworks and/or equivalent experience;

·      Knowledge of First Nations research methods and procedures;

·      Excellent command of the English language;

·      Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

·      Ability to write clearly, and creatively within tight deadlines;

·      Adaptable to changing priorities, projects, and strong multi-tasking ability;

·      Strong interviewing, fact-checking, and proofreading skills;

·      Clear understanding of the mission of the AMC;

·      Ability to work professionally and effectively with people at all levels within, and outside the AMC;

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work co-operatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals;

·      Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;

·      Proficient in using Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);

·      Adhere to AMC policies and procedures with specific attention to attendance, and professional ethics;

·      Possesses a valid Class 5F Driver’s License and vehicle, work flexible hours, and travel upon request.


Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position title applying for, qualifications, and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4th, 2020 to:


Miranda McIvor, Human Resource Administrator

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

3rd Floor, 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3

Email: hr@manitobachiefs.com


We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.



Please visit our website at www.manitobachiefs.com

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