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Manager, Indigenous Affairs
Date Posted
Friday, January 05, 2018
Yellowknife, NT
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Manager, Indigenous Affairs

Closing date: Jan 18, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: EIA Dep Sec of Indigenous&int

Job Code: 14829

Salary: $109,493 - $130,709

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs works to provide overall management and direction to the Executive branch of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department is responsible for coordinating and supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and actions in support of cross-government goals. The Department is responsible for ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the territorial government and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial and national and international governments are maintained; along with negotiating and implementing land, resources and self-government agreements that address Aboriginal rights in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information


The Manager, Indigenous Affairs is responsible for providing comprehensive and strategic advice to support and ultimately lead to the successful completion and on-going implementation of land, resources and self-government agreements in the Northwest Territories with Indigenous governments and with the Government of Canada. The Manager is accountable for the development of negotiating mandates for all subject matters at land, resources and self-government negotiation tables as well as for the development of implementation legislation to bring Final Agreements into force.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The incumbent must demonstrate thorough knowledge of Aboriginal Rights in Canada, the constitutional context, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as relevant case law.
The incumbent requires an understanding of lands, resources and self-government agreements and how they relate to the political environment of the NWT.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and to manage large inter-departmental and inter-governmental projects with diverse membership and competing interests.
The incumbent must demonstrate excellent research, analytical, problem solving and strategic planning skills.
Thorough knowledge of existing GNWT legislation and the ability to develop new legislation.
Thorough knowledge of federal, provincial and territorial policies with an emphasis on Indigenous issues, especially related to land, resources and self-government.
The incumbent must demonstrate excellent communication skills – oral, written and presentation – for a variety of diverse audiences as well as excellent inter-personal skills.
The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to work calmly in stressful circumstances, manage several complex assignments at one time, and meet tight timeframes in politically sensitive situations.
Leadership and supervisory skills, including the ability to arrange appropriate and helpful assignments to promote employees’ learning and development.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A university degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Social Sciences with 7 years of related work experience, including at least 3 years of supervisory/management experience.

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.