The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) has an immediate need for two or more volunteers with expertise in policy development, public safety and governance and a willingness to support and mentor Indigenous governments in British Columbia as they build their capacity to develop new by-laws around public safety for their communities.
This is a unique opportunity to provide advice, guidance and training to local leaders and administrators on the development of administration and public safety measures. This opportunity would involve community consultation, policy research, policy scoping, strategic planning and potentially travel to First Nations’ communities, if public health guidelines permit. Much of the project work will be carried out remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as a volunteer, the cost of any potential travel and accommodation while working at the First Nations’ site would be covered, in addition to a per-diem rate.
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 governance, 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
• 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
• No current relationship with the Crown or employment relationship with any level of government in Canada