Expression of Interest - Special Advisor - Intern

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Closing date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: EIA Women's Advisory

Job Code: 16370

Salary: $65,208 - $77,864

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs works to provide overall management and direction to the Executive branch of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department is responsible for:  coordinating and supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives and actions in support of cross-government goals The Department is responsible for ensuring mutually respectful intergovernmental relations between the territorial government and Aboriginal, provincial, territorial and national and international governments are maintained; along with negotiating and implementing land, resources and self-government agreements that address Aboriginal rights in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

The Status of Women Advisor Intern reports to the Special Advisor, Women's Advisory Unit and is responsible for supporting the advancement of women's equality issues both within and outside of the NWT by maintaining close contacts with women's groups and agencies such as the Status of Women's Council of the NWT and Native Women's Association of the NWT and the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Status of Women Senior Officials.

Knowledge skills and abilities required for this position are:
•    Knowledge of college/university level theory in research methodologies;
•    Awareness  of Indigenous education, social and cultural issues and challenges for women, specific to, but not limited to, the NWT;
•    Awareness of the importance of traditional knowledge, culture and language;
•    Effective interpersonal and communication skills;
•    Strong organizational and time management skills;
•    Strong research and analytical skills;
•    Ability to work with diverse personalities and interests;
•    Motivated, self-initiated;
•    High level of accuracy and attention to detail;
•    Tact and diplomacy skills;
•    Effective use of computer technology for communication and presentations; and
•    Ability to manage time and tasks efficiently and effectively.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Sociology, History, or a related field.

Limited Competition

Intern placements are available to Northern graduates.  A northern graduate is an individual who has graduated with a diploma or degree from a designated post-secondary institution within a 24 month period prior to applying to the Internship Program or will complete all academic requirements for his/her program within 6 months of applying to the Internship Program. Applications to any intern job posting will only be accepted if you are registered to the Internship Program. For more information on the updated Internship Program including eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit

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Term Position

This job opening is for up to 1 years.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $33.44 per hour to $39.93 per hour (approximately $65,208 - $77,864.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term positions.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16370

Closing Date: January 17, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.