As part of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we would like to fill 5 experienced, full-time community liaison positions across Canada.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is entirely independent from the federal government, and employees are appointed on a term basis. We are committed to having a skilled and a highly Indigenous represented workforce. We consequently encourage candidates to self-identify as belonging to Indigenous peoples.
- Developing and implementing an action plan and strategy for consulting and maintaining links with families, communities and Indigenous organizations
- Drafting summaries and event reports in order to pass on information and knowledge
- Finding and identifying the families of missing or murdered Indigenous women in his or her sector
- Developing and implementing a psycho-social support strategy for families during and after the National Inquiry
- Planning and coordinating family and community meetings
- Developing outreach tools to explain to families how the National Inquiry functions and what it seeks to achieve
- Maintaining close communication with the families concerned
- Helping to select families and preparing them to testify
- Developing awareness tools for educating the general public about the experiences of the families as part of the National Inquiry
- Participating in the development of a strategy to honour the victims
Indigenous organizations and communities
- Aligning the National Inquiry’s activities with scheduled or future assemblies
- Organizing and coordinating regional assemblies
- Promoting and maintaining links with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations
- Forming, leading and maintaining links with issue tables
National Inquiry team
- Accompanying and advising various National Inquiry teams in their dealings with families
- Developing training for employees on National Inquiry teams to prepare them to work with victims and their families
- Participating in drafting final reports, especially with regard to the needs and the recommendations emerging from meetings with communities and families
- Participating in and supporting completion of all other National Inquiry activities when duties permit
- Fluency in oral and written English is essential for unilingual positions.
- Fluency in oral and written English and French is essential for bilingual positions.
- Preference will be given to candidates who speak and write one or more Indigenous languages.
- Experience dealing with families, communities and Indigenous organizations
- Experience with discrimination casework
- Experience in preparing and delivering training to support families and/or Indigenous communities
- Experience developing and implementing consultation strategies and maintaining ties with Indigenous communities and organizations
- Knowledge of Indigenous communities and institutions
- Knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset
Abilities and skills
- Ability to manage a work team
- Ability to identify and meet the needs of a specific clientele
- Ability to develop a bond of trust with vulnerable people
- Ability to respect and be alert to the specifics and protocol of each Indigenous community
- Ability to lead organizational and community meetings
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Team player
Conditions of employment
- Willing and available to work overtime, as needed
- Willing to travel extensively to Indigenous communities in his or her sector and elsewhere in Canada, as needed
- Able to handle periods of intensive and high-pressure activity
- “Secret” security clearance
Location of employment
- Various locations across Canada except Quebec (Quebec position already filled).
Rate of pay
Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10, 2017. In the subject line, please indicate “Community Liaison” and the region. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this position.
We thank you for your interest in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.