Canada nationals: Adaptation Analyst
The Adaptation Analyst at the Climate Change Secretariat is responsible for coordinating Yukon government’s strategic priorities with a focus on climate change adaptation efforts. This position works with local, regional, government-wide, national and international climate change experts, partners, and key players from various sectors to research, analyze, develop, implement and communicate climate change policies and strategies in a manner that contributes to the achievement of the Government of Yukon’s adaptation goals and objectives.
Please submit your application (no cover letter is needed) clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Upon submission of your application you will be required to complete a questionnaire directly related to the essential qualifications for this position. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your application.
- Degree with concentration in climate change studies (environmental science, geography, planning, policy, etc.) or related field (education specific to climate change adaptation would be an asset);
- Experience in researching, analyzing and synthesizing climate change adaptation information;
- Considerable experience in leading or managing projects, such as policy, planning or community-based consultation initiatives (specific to climate change would be an asset);
- Experience communicating complex information in a variety of forms (including written, oral, group presentation, and visual) to diverse audiences;
- Experience in policy, regulation and legislation analysis would be an asset.
- Experience collaborating with indigenous colleagues would be an asset.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation;
- Ability to draft decision-making documents such as option papers, briefing notes, backgrounders, and communications packages;
- Ability to engage and work effectively and collaboratively across various departments, organizations, stakeholders, partners, etc.;
- Ability to shift focus and activities quickly and strategically in response to numerous diverse priorities, challenges and demands.
- Ability to model interpersonal skills and personal responsibility.
The eligibility list will be used to staff an anticipatory term position (duration Fall 2019 to March 31, 2021)
Job Requirements: Occasional travel to the communities or within Canada may be required