This one-year term position is based in our Winnipeg office. Apply by November 8, 2019.

MKO is seeking a highly motivated individual to oversee activities related to First Nation child welfare reform. The successful incumbent will support MKO in developing a First Nation child and family governance structure and coordinate a team to carry out a work plan towards the development and implementation of First Nation family laws, policies, and standards specific to MKO First Nations. The Child Welfare Policy Analyst will report to and work under the direction of Child Welfare Program Manager.

Duties include:

  • Work with relevant governmental departments, First Nation organizations, and Northern First Nations to research, analyze, monitor, and propose strategies for the development and implementation of MKO family law
  • Support capacity building and an accountability mechanism for northern First Nations pertaining to child and family program development
  • Engage with MKO First Nations about traditional customary codes, standards, and practices pertaining to child and family matters
  • Collect and analyze MKO historical data
  • Attend and participate in all MKO meetings and Executive Council meetings as required
  • Provide support and guidance in the project development of First Nation community governance decision making and frameworks

Experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum completion of post-secondary education in the field of social services with preference of a master’s degree. Combination of work experience and education may be considered
  • A thorough understanding of First Nation treaties, inherent and Aboriginal rights, and the unique issues pertaining to Northern First Nations
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
  • A thorough understanding of CFS policies and knowledge of First Nation CFS agencies
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc
  • Ability to make connections and foster collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Ability to multi-task and meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and Internet research tools
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver’s license

Salary will commensurate upon experience and qualifications. Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence a cover letter and resume with three work-related references to:

Dorothy Smith
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (204) 927-7509
Mail: 1601 – 275 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3B3

Deadline for applications: November 8, 2019

Only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted for an interview.