New job Senior Policy Advisor in Northwest Territories

Senior Policy Advisor

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $101,000 - $121,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) is an independent Crown Corporation that supports the economic objectives of the Government of the Northwest Territories by encouraging the creation and development of business in the NWT.

Job Information

The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for the development, coordination, review and provision of strategic advice to senior management on all policy initiatives relevant to Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) programs and services. The incumbent ensures BDIC's policies, programs are consistent with legislation, regulations, Financial Administration Act and Canada's Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020. This position develops and coordinates policy documents and provides expert advice on the development of BDIC's regulations, ensuing policies and legal issues in relation to programs and activities. The incumbent is responsible for the management and coordination of BDIC's reporting requirements under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Reporting to the Senior Advisor, this position contributes to this mandate by developing and coordinating new policies, legislation and regulations, evaluating current and/or proposed policies, legislation and regulations, and developing documents for the BDIC Board of Directors. The incumbent provides strategic advice and recommendations on policy matters related to innovative business programming and digital projects.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Expert knowledge in policy formulation and evaluation.
  • Expert knowledge of legal and legislative principles and practices are required.
  • Proven ability to research, analyse and interpret legislation and policies.
  • Proven knowledge of the steps involved in the legislative and regulatory development process.
  • Knowledge of northern businesses and institutions, government systems and communities, as well as the ability to interact with businesses, stakeholders, GNWT departments, Indigenous organizations and community organizations.
  • Knowledge of the Northwest Territories' political, economic and social environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively communicate complicated issues to BDIC managers and stakeholders, including the general public.
  • Strong, strategic-thinking and professional judgment, as well as a demonstrated ability to research, analyse and synthesize multiple concepts and priorities related to legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks.
  • Experience with and ability to work with a wide range of computer applications including word processing, email and presentation software.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, project management concepts and practices, prioritization of tasks, work performance under pressure required to meet frequent and changing deadlines and to lead project teams.
  • Proven ability to work with people in an effective and tactful manner.


Typically attained by:


A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Political Science or Law with five years of increasingly responsible experience in program policy regulation and/or legislative development in area of development finance, venture capital investments, and/or business development.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:


Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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