JOB OPPORTUNITY –  Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor 

 POSITION: Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor 

REPORTS TO: The Atanniuvik Steering Committee, and to the Start-up Director upon their return to work. The IRA will also work closely with the Interim Start-up Director and Atanniuvik Implementation Team. 

LOCATION: Any Nunavik village, Montreal, or remote 


Atanniuvik will be Nunavik’s new research governance organization led by Inuit, for Inuit. Atanniuvik, an Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate, is supported by a strong partnership between many regional organizations. The Atanniuvik team is actively working towards an operational launch in 2025. 


The Nunavik Inuit Research Advisor (IRA) will be a vital link between Nunavik communities, organizations, and researchers. The IRA will act as a key regional advocate and facilitator for Inuit self-determination in research. In the short-term, this new 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. 


  • Support Atanniuvik’s establishment activities pursuant to Atanniuvik’s Implementation Plan, under the guidance of the Atanniuvik Steering Committee, Start-up Director, and Regional Research Manager, including:  
    • Communicating about and raising awareness of Atanniuvik with Nunavik communities 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 and tools as well as research review bodies; 
    • Collaboratively planning and participating in the collection, documentation, and communication of Nunavik Inuit research priorities;  
  • 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; 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


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

DURATION: Contractual for two (2) years with possibility of extension 

REMUNERATION: Commensurate with experience 

DEADLINE: September 8, 2023 


We thank all applicants for your interest in this position. 

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.