Employment Opportunity Policy Advisor – Health Transformation

Posted by: Ira Timothy
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SUMMARY
The Health Transformation Policy Advisor gathers, analyses, reviews and reports data
related to government initiatives, legislation, policies and works to support the technical
work of the implementation of the AIAI Health Transformation Strategic Plan.
This position will work collaboratively with the Health Transformation Coordinator and
under the direct supervision of the Health and Wellness Manager. This position will also
work with the AIAI Health/Social Advisory Board, AIAI Political Executive and the AIAI
Chiefs Council.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Provide resource support to technical and political AIAI Health Transformation
Committees.
• Development of an AIAI First Nation led negotiation agenda.
• Development of joint Tri-lateral Health Transformation Agreement.
• Development and resource support to Tri-lateral Joint Action table.
• Development and implementation of AIAI Health Transformation Engagement
Strategy.
• Development and implementation of research plan.
• Development and implementation of a communication plan.
• Development of resolutions/mandates for approval to support next steps in Health
Transformation.
• Maintain current community profile information.
• Maintain positive government relationships with provincial and federal members of
parliaments.
• Facilitate data gathering and research, both internal and external.
• Act as a liaison/advocate for the Member Nations regarding problems/concerns
and refer to the appropriate agencies.
• Develop strategies and undertake activities that address impacting government
policy and/or legislation.
• Be an AIAI representative at all levels of government/committees as delegated by
AIAI.
• Arrange for AIAI Chiefs Council and Political Executive visits to offices of Ministers,
Deputy Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament, government agencies and
First Nations leadership.
• Provide updates verbally and in writing.
• Create presentations appropriate for all levels within the AIAI membership.
• Develop proposals, briefing notes, impact analysis, position papers, discussion
papers, and lobby kits for the AIAI Executive and Chiefs Council.
• Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as well as workplans and annual
budget requirements.
• Develop recommendations of response to include assessment, plan/strategy, and
an implementation phase, as well as an evaluation component for policies which
impact the AIAI Member Nations.
• Perform other related duties as requested.

REQUIREMENTS
• University or College degree in a related field.
• 1-3 years of work experience.
• Pervious work experience within a Native Organization is an asset.
• Must be knowledgeable of current issues affecting First Nations in Canada.
• Must have knowledge of the federal, provincial structure including the AIAI political
structure.
• Experience with policy and data analysis.
• Must have excellent organizational skills.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Must be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgement, initiative, and
resourcefulness.
• Must be willing to adhere to the principles of confidentiality and to comply with all
mandated training and ethical guidelines.
• Must value working in a collaborative environment.
• Must be computer literate and have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
inclusive of all application i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
• Must be willing to travel extensively and possess a valid Ontario Drivers License.
• Indigenous ancestry preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Travel required.
• Ability to conduct presentations.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop and peripherals.
• Flexible work hours as required.

TERM – Ending March 31, 2023

SALARY
• As per AIAI Salary Grid – $53 550 – $65,000.00 (based on qualifications and
experience)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
• Posted until position filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with three references (two employment
related) to the attention of:
Geoff Stonefish, Director of Operations
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
387Princess Ave
London, ON
N6B 2A7
Phone: 519-434-2761
Fax: 519-675-1053
gstonefish@aiai.on.c

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