Director of Policy (Covid-19 initiatives focus) Ontario Regional Chiefs Office

May 21, 2020 1:01 pm
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The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Director of Policy (Covid-19 initiatives focus) in the Ontario Regional Chiefs Office. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the political advocacy role of the Regional Chiefs Office by: conducting research and analysis on policy issues that pertain to COVID-19 and to provide recommendations on potential solutions.

The Director of Policy on COVID-19 is also responsible for establishing and building effective relationships with First Nation community leaders, technicians (internal and external to the Chiefs of Ontario) and other experts as appropriate.

Location: Toronto* position will be remote/virtual until further notice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research, policy analysis, and environmental scanning of current and future legislation, policies and programming impacting First Nations in
  • Keep abreast of Provincial and Federal policies that will impact First Nations in Prepare a method of information sharing with First Nation leadership via briefing notes, reports, etc.
  • Monitor all information at the community, provincial, national and international level on matters that pertain to COVID-19.
  • Provide regular updates to the Regional Chief, Chief of Staff, and ORC Office personal on the information
  • Connect with the COO Secretariat’s Director of Health to ensure that information is shared on a regular basis and joint action items are completed within a timely
  • Connect with the AFN COID-19 Task Force to ensure that information is shared with First Nations in Ontario on a regular
  • Report back to the AFN on COVID-19 activities at year
  • Join/Participate on all required meetings at the technical and political
  • Lead the ORC’s Initiative’s team by overseeing the development, management, and implementation of initiatives and tools that support First Nation communities in addressing the COVID-19
  • Assist in maintaining partnerships with government ministries, First Nation communities and organizations to ensure effective communication flow and dialogue between all parties.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of unit work plans including; preparing funding proposals and compiling
  • Develop and implement accurate reporting mechanisms that measure the efficacy of previous and current programs, strategies and initiatives and inform ongoing improvements.
  • Consolidate information and develop appropriate written communications when necessary.
  • Other duties or projects may be assigned as

Relevant Skills:

  • Post-Secondary education in related
  • Experience working in the Public sector, working with First Nation organizations or communities a definite
  • Knowledge of First Nation traditions cultures and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and
  • Capacity to work effectively independently and as a member of a team to complete assigned tasks and
  • Experience with data collection and

DURATION: June 15th 2020 – March 31st 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1st 2020 5:00 pm EST (Application must be received by this date & time)

Send letter of application, resume and include 2 references marked confidential to:


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