Sr. Policy Analyst – Legal Affairs Sector

Sr. Policy Analyst – Legal Affairs Sector
Refer to Competition Number 2019-LAJ-01
Internal/External Competition


The Assembly of First Nations is seeking a highly skilled and motivated professional to conduct research, provide in-depth analysis of environmental regulations, develop and recommend policies, provide technical expertise and advice, and draft reports. The incumbent will also support the legal team in drafting legal documents such as Notices of Motion, Affidavits, Notices of Appeal to Leave, Factums, appeal documents, and petitions.

Who Can Apply:

Persons of First Nations ancestry only may apply (s. 16(1) CHRA).   Candidates must have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in conducting research, analyzing information and policy experience in First Nations communities. Candidates should have a Post-secondary degree in political, technical or social sciences, humanities, public policy or municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education & experience, a legal background is considered an asset. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in writing proposals and reports, leading discussion groups, and synthesizing information into policy positions and documents. Candidates should also have experience in developing intergovernmental partnerships including INAC, First Nations governments and other Indigenous governments and/or other related Federal and Provincial departments and their various programs and initiatives related to First Nations.

Abilities & Skills:

Must have in-depth knowledge and understanding of First Nations issues; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and, the ability to interpret material and policies for general and First Nation audiences. The incumbent must possess excellent team building, listening, coaching, group facilitation skills, and must have creative problem resolution skills. English is the working language although the ability to communicate effectively in French or any Indigenous language would also be an asset.

Salary Range:                   The AFN offers competitive salaries, strong benefits, and a pension plan.

Location:                          Ottawa, Ontario with some travel.

Duration:                          Full-time position

Closing Date:                  Until filled

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter (quoting the above reference number) along with a current resume, and the names of three (3) work related references to:

Assembly of First Nations, Human Resources
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 6L5
FAX: (613) 241-5808

No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be held in Ottawa.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at anytime.     Dec 2, 2019