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Research Advisor

Job Information
DateJanuary 8, 2017
TypeFull Time
CompanyNunatuKavut Community Council
LocationHappy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
CategoryResearch / Development
Contact Information

NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is seeking applications for a Research Advisor position to assist in strengthening the capacity of NunatuKavut communities in the area of Indigenous community governance, sustainability planning and research, more generally. This position will report to the Manager of Research, Education and Culture.

This is a temporary, full-time position from January 16, 2017 to March 31, 2017 with the possibility of an extension.


  • Assist in creating opportunities for capacity building in diverse NunatuKavut communities and with members in the areas of community governance and sustainability planning;
  • Increase opportunities for NunatuKavut communities to participate in the economic, social and political fabric of society;
  • Increase research capacity within NunatuKavut;
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with various stakeholders and partners;
  • Seek out expertise from relevant Indigenous governance knowledge holders/bodies;
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of community sustainability plans and various community capacity building modules;
  • Research best practices as it relates to community governance and sustainability;
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the NCC as it pertains to research, education and culture; and
  • Understand and adhere to research ethics protocols.


The ideal candidates should possess most or all of the following skills or competencies:

  • Knowledge of Indigenous communities and governance models;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous and social science research methodologies;
  • Working knowledge of provincial and federal policies as it pertains to Indigenous governments;
  • Experience working with diverse Indigenous communities, organizations and government;
  • Excellent written and communication skills, particularly in writing reports, completing environmental scans, literature reviews and preparing presentations;
  • Detail-oriented, accurate and dependable;
  • Strong analytical and project management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills with the ability to work independently;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Candidate will be expected to travel to different NunatuKavut communities as required. Per diems will be provided for approved travel.


Applicants should have a post-secondary graduate degree in social sciences, environmental policy or other related field. Applicants possessing an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Amy Hudson, B.A., M.A.
Manager, Research, Education and Culture
NunatuKavut Community Council
Fax: 709-896-0594
In Person: 200 Kelland Drive, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

Deadline to apply is 12 noon on January 9, 2016.

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