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The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is an incorporated non-profit organization with offices in Ottawa and Akwesasne, Ontario. As Canada’s premier source of information about First Nations people living on reserve and in northern communities FNIGC is committed to improving the health and well-being of people living in our 634 First Nations communities across the country.

We achieve this in a number of ways. In addition to serving the information, research, training and capacity development needs of First Nations people and communities, FNIGC is home to the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) and the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS), the first national survey to be fully owned, controlled and stewarded by First Nations.

FNIGC recognizes that real change can come through sound policy-making, but only if it’s supported by quality information — information that is collected by First Nations people for First Nations people.

Though our national team proudly employs both First Nations and non-First Nations people, FNIGC is a First Nations entity that promotes and supports the preferential treatment of First Nations in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, promotion and training. This may also include measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations. That being the case, we encourage everyone to apply for our positions.

 

Current Openings

 

 Senior Manager, Partnerships and Capacity Development

 

Deadline for applications: June 23rd, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. EST

 


 

Overview

The Senior Manager of Partnerships and Capacity Development serves in a consultative role, part leader and part “doer”, responsible for establishing and maintaining relations with key partners as agreed upon with the Executive Director. This position is also responsible for supporting new organizational development opportunities, including the design and implementation of comprehensive plans for developing internal and external alliances and the ongoing management of these partnerships. This role is also responsible for managing the capacity development and training programs.

The Senior Manager of Partnerships and Capacity Development assists the Executive Director to build and support strong working relationships with regional partners, member organizations and federal partners in support of cultivating trust, open communications and collaboration and the on-going promotion and advancement of the First Nations principles of OCAP®. This role, alongside the senior management team, is also relied upon to support the continued development of operational guidelines, organizational development strategies and implementation of “best practices” throughout FNIGC’s processes.

 

Key Responsibilities

1.      Partnerships

a)      Identify, cultivate and develop innovative partnership opportunities according to FNIGC`s strategic initiatives, mandate and vision.

b)      Liaise with appropriate leads to build on partnerships agreements and cultivate future prospects.

c)       Foster strategic discussions at the national level in meeting the objectives of partnership agreements.

d)      Manage, maintain and update new opportunities criteria process along with the senior management team for all new initiatives being considered by FNIGC.

e)      Lead proposal development processes in collaboration with other senior managers as required.

f)       Implement FNIGC’s partnership agreements and meet deliverables outlined in the plan.

g)      Ensure the partnership agreements are fully developed and executed as outlined in the partnership agreements, and that each initiative is appropriately archived for a long-term relationship-management approach.

h)      Manage and maintain ongoing communication with team members across the regions to provide oversight of status and strategy development progress.

 

2.    Management

a)      Partner with organization’s leadership team to ensure alignment within FNIGC and maintain a consistent strategic implementation process.

b)      Develop work plan for department, including updates as required (quarterly and annually) while building in opportunities for strategic planning covering key objectives and future outlook.

c)       Provide possible solutions to challenges presented to department based on best practices recognizing organizational limitations.

d)      Actively participate in specific projects where the Senior Manager’s knowledge or relationships would benefit a project’s advancement.

e)      Brief FNIGC team and Board of Directors on organizational strategy and status of activities.

f)       Manage work plan activities for department and provide reports and updates as required.

g)      Communicate requirements to other department leads and establish plans to address these needs and opportunities.

h)      Partner with special committees to support program development activities.

i)        Develop and collaborate on funding proposals for FNIGC.

j)        Develop scope of work for area of responsibility for external consultants and remain as point person with consultant for continued oversight of work flow based on scope of work.

k)      Manage workflow and contracts with lawyers and other consultants as necessitated by work plan and guidance from the Executive Director.

l)        Manage the business continuity plan for department.

m)    Monitor and ensure adherence to FNIGC’s Policy and Procedures.

n)      Oversee project budgets as required.

 

3.   Program Management

 

a) Manages several programs concurrently, ensuring proper support is provided, progress reports are updated regularly and proactively keep programs in line with agreements maintaining FNIGC standards and processes.

 

4. Capacity Development and Training and Development

 

a)      Lead the Capacity Development and Training and Development Programs for FNIGC.

b)      Manage, monitor and report on program developments, program impact and future opportunities to ensure that FNIGC maintains its presence as outlined by the organization’s mandate.

c)       Monitor and ensure timely submission of project deliverables.

d)      Support and promote community research capacity through effective translation activities and use of data, e.g., training and educational tools, publications, and other related activities.

e)      Implement FNIGC standards and best practices for all training and development activities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

a)      Manage the performance of team members as required and directed by the Executive Director.

b)      Recognize employee contribution, create learning opportunities consistent with employee and organizational objectives, identify training requirements, and develop and implement plans to maximize performance.

c)       Support and contribute to the organization’s succession planning initiatives, and for mentoring and coaching team in developmental capacity.

 

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken.
  • Understand the Vision and Mission of the FNIGC.
  • Have a clear understanding of the First Nations principles of OCAP®.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to people at all levels, internally and externally, sometimes under challenging circumstances.
  • An exceptional ability to think creatively to identify and resolve problems.
  • Superior diplomacy and high levels of integrity while handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively handle issues simultaneously and meet scheduled timelines.
  • Ability to mentor team members, set project standards and monitor progress.
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and use independent judgement to respond appropriately to requests for information.
  • Strong planning and project management skills.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and collaborate in order to reach compromises or gain support.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and research engines and tools.
  • Facilitate group collaboration and consensus.
  • Experience working with First Nation organizations and communities.
  • Possessing operational knowledge and understanding of issues facing First Nations locally, regionally and nationally required.

 

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration with at least 10 years of experience in a leadership role preferably with in a not-for-profit organization OR completion of a Master’s degree in Planning Management or related field, plus at least five years of progressively more responsible experience in the public or private sector involving program planning, issues management (three years of which at a managerial level).
  • Extensive experience in direct interaction with top management and drafting board level analyses and presentations.
  • Experience in managing programs and projects and team members from different organizational units.
  • Experience in researching, analyzing and developing successful business development strategies, identifying, validating and developing leads into pursuits.
  • Experience working with First Nations and an understanding of First Nations health, social and determinants issues will be considered an asset.

 

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work regular business hours with some overtime when required. Occasional work related travel.

Core Competencies

Organizational commitment

Organizational awareness

Effective communication

Job knowledge

Teamwork and collaboration

 

Functional Competencies

Decision-making

Problem-solving

Planning and organizing

Results focused

Project Management

Coaching and Mentoring

 

Responsibilities

This position requires responsibility linked to supporting organizational research needs.  Work involves tasks performed following specific and detailed directives. 

 

Hours:

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

 

Compensation

As per employment agreement

 

Status

This is permanent full-time position (which is dependent on continued funding).

 

Benefits

As determined by FNIGC for a full-time position (paid holidays, sick leave, vacation)

 

Direct Reports

Manage the performance of team members as required and directed by the Executive Director.

 

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Working Conditions

Office space will be located at FNIGC’s Ottawa offices.

 

To Submit an Application


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a current resume that demonstrates the minimum criteria for this position, copies of all certifications, diploma, and degrees, and three work-related references with current contact information. Only applications received by the closing date and time will be screened.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Under Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act CHRA, preference may be given to a First Nations’ candidate.

If the candidate interviewed is seen as a potential candidate, references will be contacted. Depending on feedback provided, combined with the interview results, the position may be offered to the successful applicant.

Click here to download this job posting fnigc_jd_manager_partnerships_capacity_development_final.pdf 

Please submit your application by Friday, June 23rd, 2017, @ 4:00pm (EST) to:

 

Jerry Lanouette, A/ Executive Director

Attn:  Janet Restoule, Executive & Operations Assistant

The First Nations Information Governance Centre

170 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 904

Ottawa, ON K1P 5V5

Or by email to: jrestoule@fnigc.ca

 

Senior Manager, OCAP® and Information Governance

Term position (to March 31st, 2018)

 Deadline for applications: June 23rd, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. EST


 

Overview

The Senior Manager of OCAP® and Information Governance serves in a consultative role, part leader and part “doer”, responsible for driving the execution of both the First Nations principles of OCAP® and the Information Governance programs in compliance with the intended goal of FNIGC’s mission, vision and strategic plan alongside the Executive Director. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and managing the organization-wide, integrated information governance program designed to optimize the organization’s use of its information assets. 

The Senior Manager of OCAP® and Information Governance is the subject-matter expert to lead and manage the information governance services across FNIGC ensuring compliance with established guidelines for information governance including ethics, privacy and data protection, and the on-going promotion and advancement of the First Nations principles of OCAP®. This role alongside the senior management team is also relied upon to support the continued development of operational guidelines, organizational development strategies and the implementation of “best practices” throughout FNIGC’s processes. The Senior Manager OCAP® and Information Governance will work closely with the management team within the FNIGC.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Information Governance and Strategic Alignment

a)      Lead the information governance process to ensure that the standards-based approach to information governance is respected, maintained, reviewed and amended as necessary.

b)      Coordinate the identification, assessment, reporting and management of risk in relation to all aspects of information governance with FNIGC, including regular review of policies and procedures and technical requirements and technical requirements.

c)       Manage all components of information governance including information governance management, data protection, confidentiality, and records managements.

d)      Manage information technology requirements and procurements agreements for FNIGC.

e)      Manage all components of FNIGC research, ethics, review functions including Standard Operations Procedures (SOP’s) and coordinate the research ethics committees and follow up on decisions and recommendations.

 

2.    Management

a)      Partner with FNIGC’s leadership team to ensure alignment within the Center and maintain a consistent strategic implementation process.

b)      Develop work plan for department, update as required (quarterly and annually) while building in opportunities for strategic planning covering key objectives and future outlook.

c)       Provide possible solutions to challenges presented to department based on best practices recognizing organizational limitations.

d)      Actively participate in specific projects where the Senior Manager’s knowledge or relationships would benefit a project’s advancement.

e)      Brief FNIGC Executive Director, team and board of directors on organizational strategy and status of activities.

f)       Manage work plan activities for department and provide reports and updates as required.

g)      Communicate requirements to other department leads and establish plans to address these needs and opportunities.

h)      Partner with special committees to support program development activities.

i)        Develop and collaborate on funding proposals for the FNIGC.

j)        Develop scope of work for area of responsibility for external consultants and remain as point person with consultant for continued oversight of work flow based on scope of work.

k)      Manage workflow and contracts with lawyers and other consultants as necessitated by work plan.

l)        Manage the business continuity plan for department.

m)    Monitor and ensure adherence to FNIGC Policy and Procedures.

n)      Oversee project budget as required.

 

3.    Program Management

a)      Lead and manage the OCAP® program and processes to ensure that they are respected, maintained, reviewed and amended as necessary.

b)      Lead and coordinate an Information Governance continuous improvement work program within FNIGC in relation to: (i) Code of Confidentiality, (ii) records management, (iii) information security, (iv) communications, training and awareness and, (v) OCAP® compliance.

c)       Identify, manage and coordinate initiatives into core business functions to ensure proper utilization and standards are adhered to information governance initiatives.

d)      Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures to support FNIGC’s information governance including privacy and security measures.

e)      Participate in the development of Regional Information Governance Centers in accordance with agreements.

f)       Develop and deliver training and awareness programs to support information governance.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

a)      Manage the performance of team members as required and directed by the Executive Director, recognize contribution, create learning opportunities consistent with employee and organizational objectives, identify training requirements, and develop and implement plans to maximize performance.

b)      Support and contribute to the organization’s succession planning initiatives, and for mentoring and coaching team in developmental capacity.

 

Job Requirements

  1. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to people at all levels, internally and externally, sometimes under challenging circumstances.
  3. An exceptional ability to think creatively to identify and resolve problems.
  4. Superior diplomacy and high levels of integrity while handling confidential information with discretion.
  5. Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively handle issues simultaneously and meet scheduled timelines.
  6. Ability to mentor team members, set project standards and monitor progress.
  7. Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and use independent judgement to respond appropriately to requests for information.
  8. Strong planning and project management skills.
  9. Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  10. Dedicated team player.
  11. Ability to negotiate and collaborate in order to reach compromises or gain support.
  12. Exceptional knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and research engines and tools.
  13. Ability to maintain a high level of technical expertise.
  14. Experience working with First Nation organizations or communities possessing operational knowledge and understanding of issues facing First Nations locally, regionally and nationally required.

 

Education and Experience:

 

A bachelor’s degree in business administration and at least 10 years of experience in a leadership role preferably with in a not-for-profit organization OR completion of a Master’s degree in Planning Management or related field plus at least five years of progressively more responsible experience in the public or private sector involving program planning, issues management, three years of which shall have been at a managerial level.

  1. Extensive experience in direct interaction with top management and drafting board level analyses and presentations.
  2. Experience in managing programs or projects and team members from different organizational units.
  3. Experience in a combination of information governance and compliance, policy development, information management, data privacy, data protection and information technology.
  4. Experience working with First Nations and an understanding of First Nations health, social and determinants will be considered an asset.

 

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Regular business hours with some overtime when required. Occasional work related travel is required.

 

Core Competencies

Organizational Commitment

Organizational Awareness

Effective Communication

Job Knowledge

Teamwork and Collaboration

 

Functional Competencies

Decision-making

Problem-solving

Planning and organizing

Results-focused

Program Management

Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership

 

Responsibilities

This position requires responsibility linked to supporting organizational research needs.  Work involves tasks performed following specific and detailed directives. 

Hours:

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

 

Compensation

As per term employment agreement

 

Status

Less than 1-year-term, position maybe extended based upon funding and organizational requirements.

 

Benefits

As determined by FNIGC for term position (paid holidays, sick leave, vacation)

 

Direct Reports

Manage the performance of team members as required and directed by the Executive Director.

 

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Working Conditions

Office space will be located at FNIGC’s Ottawa offices.

 

To Submit an Application

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a current resume that demonstrates the minimum criteria for this position, copies of all certifications, diploma, and degrees, and three work-related references with current contact information. Only applications received by the closing date and time will be screened. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Under Section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference may be given to a First Nations’ candidate.

If the candidate interviewed is seen as a potential candidate references will be contacted. Depending on feedback provided, combined with the interview results, the position may be offered to the successful applicant.

Click here to download this job posting: fnigc_jd_manager_partnerships_capacity_development_final.pdf

Please submit your application by Friday, June 23rd, 2017 @ 4:00pm (EST) to:

 

Jerry Lanouette, A/ Executive Director

Attn:  Janet Restoule, Executive & Operations Assistant

The First Nations Information Governance Centre

170 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 904

Ottawa, ON K1P 5V5

 

or by email to: jrestoule@fnigc.ca