Published: December 7, 2017
Job Type
Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Indigenous Affairs Secretariat
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017
Position Type


ORDER DATE..................................:      December 7, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      SENIOR POLICY ANALYST

ADVERTISEMENT #.......................:        33585


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, 40 HOURS/WEEK

The Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch is responsible for the management of Indigenous policy issues, the provision of timely, practical and effective advice on a wide variety of Indigenous and northern issues as they relate to the Manitoba Government and the implementation of various strategic initiatives related to the Indigenous Relations portfolio.


Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Policy, Programs and Community Initiatives Unit, the Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting government on policy and program matters and managing Indigenous-related issues as they arise. This includes preparing position papers, submissions, reports and other written materials for consideration by senior government officials for decision making purposes. The policy analyst will also participate in the planning and development of program and policy initiatives that enhances and promotes the well-being of Indigenous and northern Manitobans.



  • Master's degree in the social sciences, public administration or a related discipline, with related experience involving program evaluation, policy development or applied research. An equivalent combination of education and related experience may also be considered
  • Extensive knowledge of Indigenous histories and perspectives with the ability to identify and draw connections to contemporary issues and events and their importance for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
  • Experience planning, developing, implementing and assessing policies and programs aimed at improving the lives of Indigenous peoples
  • Excellent analytical and research skills for the purpose of planning and developing policies, programs and initiatives, with the ability to summarise information in a logical manner
  • Exceptional written communication skills with the ability to write briefing materials, speaking notes, ministerial correspondence and discussion papers
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for the purpose of conveying information of varying complexities to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the abilities to build and maintain positive working relationships and to work with a variety of people, groups, and organizations in a team setting
  • Experience developing positive working relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations that facilitates reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
  • Highly developed political acumen that includes experience in managing politically sensitive situations through the use of diplomacy and tact
  • The ability to work with a high degree of independence under minimal supervision


  • Supervisory experience including the ability to plan, direct and guide the work of others
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to guide and influence the work of both internal and external groups and organizations

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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