The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) has an immediate need for one or more volunteers with expertise in policy development, management of policy suites and in governance, willing to support and mentor First Nations governments in British Columbia as they build their capacity to develop a Traditional Adoption Law for the community.
The volunteer(s) would be associated with the work of the Upper Nicola Band, Child and Family Services and would work in all areas of the policy development and implementation cycle.
Your role will be to provide advice, guidance and training to local leaders and administrators on the development of administration and other policies. It would involve meeting with First Nations members and travel to First Nations’ communities. As a volunteer, the cost of travel and accommodation and a per-diem rate while working at the First Nations’ site would be covered.
If you are looking for a rewarding chance to use your considerable knowledge of the theoretical and practical sides of policy and governance in Canada, to learn more about Indigenous realities, and to contribute practically and effectively to the process of reconciliation, this position provides such an opportunity.
The following qualifications and experience are part of your profile:
• A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the field of policy and/or governance – especially if in the area of child services and adoption
• Good knowledge of the Indigenous landscape in Canada
• Experience in engaging First Nations and Indigenous communities
• Experience in providing written and oral advice on complex policy and governance issues
• Demonstrated ability to adapt and work comfortably with other cultures