The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for a Policy Analyst, Gender-Based Violence. The Policy Analyst is a highly skilled professional that is part of a dynamic team in the Chiefs of Ontario Women’s Initiatives Sector. They will provide policy analysis and coordination, and support related to several files within the sector.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, with the opportunity to work from home office. Travel to the Chiefs of Ontario office or communities may be required for team meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis and interpretation of information pertaining to legislation, policies and programs and First Nations community issues relevant to gender-based violence.
  • Support the Sector by assisting in planning, research and coordination of projects in keeping with the Sector work plan with a focus on gender-based violence.
  • Review and prepare research papers, briefing notes, reports and policy documents on required matters.
  • Maintain current knowledge and information on developing trends, best practices, and relevant programs across First Nations communities relating to gender-based violence including MMIWG, intimate partner violence and family violence, human trafficking and other relevant issues.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in collaborative working groups and committees within the Women’s Initiatives Sector.
  • Establish both formal and informal networks and relationships with First Nation communities and with provincial and federal agencies.
  • Participate in various meetings and functions with representatives of First Nations, provincial and federal governments and other organizations and represent the Chiefs of Ontario as necessary.
  • Prepare meeting documentation and other correspondence on behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario.
  • Provide information to First Nation communities through various mediums, including preparing information for the Chiefs of Ontario website.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chiefs of Ontario.

Relevant Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a post-secondary institution, preferably in the study of Women’s or Gender Issues, Indigenous Issues, Political Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years experience working in policy analysis or program development related to First Nations communities and relevant issues (such as violence against women, MMIWG, family well-being or healing initiatives).
  • Working knowledge of First Nations governance structures in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation, policies, and programs.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures, histories, and current socio-economic conditions.
  • Experience working with committees and discussion groups and providing presentations to large forums.
  • Excellent collaborative skills and interest in contributing to the progress of the Women’s Initiatives team.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software and online collaborative technologies; familiarity with graphic applications such as CANVA an asset.
  • Self-motivated and able to lead programs and projects independently.
  • Able and willing to travel periodically.

DURATION: ASAP to March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Successful Candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references marked confidential to:

 Email: opportunities@coo.org