Employment Opportunity: Sr. Policy & Research Analyst

Sr. Policy & Research Analyst

AOPFN Self Government Negotiations

Refer to competition number 2020-AOPFN-02

The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (AOPFN) is seeking an experienced researcher and analyst who will report to and take direction from the Chief Negotiator.  The incumbent gathers and researches broad scope and significantly complex information and statistics related to First Nations self-government issues. Reviews and analyzes the various AOPFN self-government priorities as outlined in the mandate document/report.  Provides recommendations on policy, research and negotiation objectives and priorities. The position is responsible for the achievement of defined work plans and objectives aimed at supporting and contributing to advancing AOPFN Self-Government negotiations interests and strategies and identifying any risks or impact that could affect AOPFN.  The Negotiation Team will begin with the priorities for the jurisdiction of;  a) financing the Pikwakanagan government; b) Algonquin membership and citizenship and; c) natural resources use within the traditional territory;
Basic Requirements:



Persons of First Nations decent will be given preference (s. 16 (1) CHRA). Academic/university degree in a related field of study and 5 to 7 years of directly relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 5 years’ experience with First Nation politics and policies especially as they relate to self-government, land claims, inherent rights.
Abilities & Skills: Significant knowledge and understanding of policy issues in First Nation communities. Demonstrated superior verbal and writing communication skills. Demonstrated successful experience working with federal, provincial, urban and/or international governments and officials. Demonstrated superior interpersonal & negotiation skills, management ability, leadership, teamwork and judgement. Diplomacy, tact and decision making ability. Planning & organization skills.

Proficient in English and FN language an asset.

Salary Range: To be determined; and Commensurate with competitive industry standards
Location: Pikwakanagan , Ontario with some travel
Duration: Full-time position
Closing Date: June 25, 2020

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter along with a current resume electronically to:


1657A Mishomis Inamo, Pikwakanagan, ON K0J 1X0

Direct Inquiries – Dan Kohoko, Councillor – 613-633- 7635

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. AOPFN welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Three references are required.

AOPFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.