Indigenous Relations Project Analyst

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Social Worker
  • Job type
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia

Indigenous Relations Project Analyst

Basic Purpose:

Performs a variety of duties to support the Indigenous Relations (IR) relationship building, communication and negotiation functions.

Major Responsibilities and Duties (to fulfill major purpose):

1. Researches, analyzes and prepares summaries of issues to support complex negotiation and relationship building projects and initiatives with First Nations peoples involving indigenous rights, land interests, socio-economic impacts etc by: gathering, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing historical, heritage, tenure, reserve lands acquisition, relationship and other information; and preparing recommendations, reports or study papers on various issues to support negotiating members and teams.

2. Provides support to the relationship building process by: gathering comments and summarizing input on specific issues from First Nations and internal; providing information and explanations on the status of relationship building initiatives; and participating in developing draft Terms of Reference, policies, strategies and tactics to support the process.

3. Participates in negotiation meetings and other sessions to provide support to negotiating team members; summarizes and prepares meeting notes, minutes, and action plans; and follows up to ensure action plan items are expedited.

4. Administers department information databases and filing systems by: ensuring data and entries are current and accurate; discussing and arranging for system upgrades and revisions with corporate and information technology specialists; and providing technical guidance and user level training to First Nations or staff on system usage.

5. Provides administrative support to the Negotiation and Consultation process by: preparing and monitoring consultant or other project budgets and costs including direct liaison with First Nations; reviewing project related invoices and support detail for accuracy and recommending for approval by the responsible manager; organizing, arranging and coordinating logistical support for meetings and involved travel arrangements; ordering hotel, meeting facilities and supplies; developing and preparing agendas, meeting notices and reminders; and attending sessions to assist in conducting meetings, organization of agenda items, summarizing of notes and action plan items etc.

6. Performs minor duties related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

• Well-developed ability to research, analyze and prepare summaries for complex relationship building and negotiation projects, processes and initiatives.
• Well-developed written, listening, oral and interpersonal communication and organization skills.
• Good problem solving skills.
• Ability to develop and prepare reports, draft Terms of Reference, policies, strategies and tactics to support the negotiation and relationship building processes.
• Ability to organize, coordinate and provide logistical support for meetings, workshops, and involved travel arrangements.
• Ability to administer information tracking system data base including providing technical guidance to users.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people and leaders from a variety of indigenous cultures.
• Ability to prepare budgets, monitor and track costs and review invoices for management approval.
• Understanding of indigenous cultures and protocols.
• Understanding of indigenous rights and their relevance to the operations of a hydro-electric utility.
• Ability to coordinate and expedite numerous concurrent tasks and issues.
• Well-developed demonstrated knowledge of PC operation and related application software programs, database systems, budgeting, cost control and invoice payment systems, procedures and processes.
• Ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal office environment. Occasional overnight travel to Indigenous communities to attend negotiation, relationship building and other meetings.

Experience, Training and Education (demonstrating requirements):

Certificate in Communications or Social Science or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Two (2) years of experience in a research/data gathering and administrative support role in a regulatory environment.

Experience working with indigenous communities, politics, issues and relationships considered an asset.

Courses in Conflict Resolution and/or Interest Based Negotiations course or equivalent considered an asset.

Valid BC driver's license.


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