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Policy Analyst – B’Maakonigan

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Policy Analyst – B’Maakonigan

Posting Date: July 31, 2023

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  To be determined based on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits plan available

Application Deadline: August 11, 2023

Location: Negotiable

B’Maakonigan:

B’Maakonigan is a newly established governance entity implemented to support the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement.  The Policy Analyst would involve a range of tasks focused on policy development, analysis, and implementation including policy research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and collaboration and communication.

What You Bring With You:

You are grounded in Anishinaabe aadziwin and will bring creativity and energy to building a new Anishinaabe Governance structure. You are knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic.  As a Policy Analyst, you will play a crucial role in shaping and implementing policies and strategies that align with the goals and values of B’Maakonigan. Your primary responsibilities will include conducting research, analyzing data, and proposing evidence-based policy recommendations. You will also collaborate closely with various stakeholders, including B’Maakonigan First Nation members, associated Indigenous organizations, and government representatives, and develop policies that address the needs and aspirations of B’Maakonigan.

What You Will Be Doing:

Some of the duties will include the following responsibilities:

Conduct comprehensive research and analysis on policies and legislation affecting B’Maakonigan priorities.
Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement policy initiatives that promote citizenship, elections, governance, and cultural and Anishinaabemowin development.
Monitor and assess the impact of existing policies to identify areas for improvement and recommend necessary changes.
Prepare reports and policy briefs to communicate findings, recommendations, and potential implications to B’Maakonigan member communities.
Stay informed about current First Nation and Indigenous policy issues and trends.
Foster positive relationships with B’Maakonigan communities, government agencies, and other Indigenous organizations to promote collaboration and effective policy advocacy.
Assist in policy development and implementation processes including drafting policies, conducting consultations, and analyzing feedback.
Monitor and evaluate policy outcomes, assessing their effectiveness and impacts on B’Maakonigan First Nations.
Advocate for B’Maakonigan First Nations on policies affecting their communities on citizenship, elections, governance, and culture and language issues.

Relevant Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, political science, Indigenous studies, public administration, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in policy analysis, development, and implementation, preferably in a governmental or Indigenous organization context.
Sound knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous governance structures and political processes either in a First Nation or Indigenous organization.
Strong research and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to write policy reports, briefings, and recommendations.
Sound understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, history, and governance structures.
Understanding of Indigenous rights, issues, and reconciliation efforts.
Excellent research and analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex data and communicate findings effectively.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and build effective relationships.
Proficiency in using various research and analysis tools, as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is considered an asset.

To learn more about B’Maakonigan, please visit:  https://www.governancevote.ca

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to be a part of this exciting new Anishinaabe Governance organization, please apply online by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Leslie McGregor, B’Maakonigan CEO: leslie.mcgregor@anishinabek.ca noting “B’Maakonigan – PA” in the subject line.

Miigwetch to all applicants for their interest; preference will be given to members of the following First Nations that belong to the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement: Wahnapitae, Moose Deer Point, Magnetawan, Zhiibaahaasing, Nipissing, Sheshegwaning, Aundeck Omni Kaning, and Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek. Other Anishinabek citizens are also encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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