JOB OPPORTUNITY – Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor

POSITION: Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

LOCATION: Flexible (any Nunavik village or remote)

START DATE: to be confirmed

Position Overview:

Atanniuvik, Nunavik’s new research governance organization led by Inuit, for Inuit, is seeking a dynamic candidate to fulfill the Inuit Research Advisor position. As such, you will help inform and shape the research landscape in Nunavik to ensure that it responds to communities’ needs and priorities, in partnership with local, regional and Inuit Nunangat partners as well as with academic institutions and governments. The Atanniuvik team is actively working towards an operational launch in 2025.

Your role

The Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor (IRA) will act as a key advocate and facilitator for Nunavik Inuit self-determination in research regionally and nationally. In the short-term, the IRA will be directly involved in the establishment of Atanniuvik. In the long-term, this IRA will work closely with the other two Nunavik IRAs (under the Kativik Regional Government and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services) to advance Nunavik Inuit interests, needs and concerns in research policy and practice, by participating in regional and national meetings and working groups.

Your responsibilities

  • Support Atanniuvik’s establishment activities towards the launch of operations in 2025, in collaboration with the Atanniuvik staff and Implementation Team:
    • Helping to plan, and participating in, Atanniuvik’s Community tour (fall 2024)
    • Communicating about and raising awareness of Atanniuvik with partners and organizations
    • Raising awareness of Atanniuvik’s role and responsibilities and the research review process within research communities
    • Participating in the development of Atanniuvik’s research policies, research review process and tools as well as research review bodies
    • Collaboratively planning and participating in the collection, documentation, and communication of Nunavik Inuit research priorities
    • Collaboratively creating communication presentations and documents
  • In coordination with the two other IRAs, participate in regional and national research-related meetings, working groups and programs
  • Provide advice and support to researchers funded by the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) to help ensure that NCP research aligns with Nunavik goals, needs and realities
  • Advocate for and promote Nunavik interests, needs, and concerns within national, provincial, and regional research policies and practices
  • Advise Atanniuvik and report on research policies, practices and give updates on programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Why Atanniuvik?

Empowerment: Shift the research landscape in a way that empowers the Nunavik communities and resonate with their core values and needs.

Recognition: Join an organization that has earned the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize and is backed by strong regional partnerships.

Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility of working remotely or from any Nunavik location, tailored to support a balanced and fulfilling work-life integration.

Supportive Environment: Benefit from a robust support system including dedicated staff, implementation team and strong BOD.

We are looking for:

  • Fluency in Inuktitut and English; fluency in French is an asset;
  • Willing to travel in Nunavik and Canada;
  • Good computer skills in a Microsoft environment
  • Some knowledge of or experience with research in Nunavik (e.g., has been consulted about research, has had research-related employment, participated in research, community member affected by research)
  • Experience in the preparation of documents
  • Strong communication skills
  • Conscientious, reliable and able to work well without close supervision
  • Good planning, organizing and follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including generous time-off, following a three-month probationary period.
  • Working from home flexibility.

How to Apply:

Send your resume to before May 31st, 2024

Atanniuvik is committed to promoting the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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