Request for Proposals: Research Analyst
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) provides “A Helping Hand to Justice”, and for the past forty-four years, the NCCABC has been the leader in providing access to justice for Indigenous people in BC. We offer culturally-appropriate services to all Indigenous people and communities consistent with their needs.
NCCABC is the host agency of the BC Aboriginal Justice Council (BCAJC) whose aim is to identify the policy and program changes and resource realignments required to address the magnitude of issues contributing to the disproportionate patterns of children and youth in care and incarceration of Indigenous people. BCAJC representatives are appointed by the organizations that make up the First Nations Leadership Council—Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), and First Nations Summit (FNS)—and one representative is appointed by the NCCABC.
Statement of Work
This is an exciting opportunity to utilize your expertise and be a part of significant change for Indigenous justice in BC. NCCABC is seeking candidates for the position of Research Analyst to perform in depth, targeted legislative and policy research and analysis on a range of Indigenous justice topics for the BC Aboriginal Justice Council.
Responsibilities of this role include:
· Review existing policy reports, research and analysis, and program evaluations to support evidence-based Indigenous justice solutions to present to the BCAJC members or stakeholders identified by the BCAJC for decision-making and policy development;
· Conduct ongoing environmental scans of justice legislation, policies and procedures affecting Indigenous people and communities to identify trends and developments that will positively impact the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice and child welfare systems;
· Research complex or technical Indigenous justice-related issues and document findings in a variety of formats (e.g. maps, graphs, charts, verbal briefings, position papers, presentations, policy reports, surveys and speaking points or research briefs) to be utilized and presented by the BCAJC for dissemination to key stakeholders;
· Develop and maintain backgrounders and other reference documents, ensuring that the information remains current;
· Review and/or create content to support collaborative education (e.g., webinars, workshops) and improvement initiatives (e.g., practical tools that can be used to support implementation of an innovation).
Required Experience and Qualifications
A master’s degree in a relevant field, such as public policy/administration, public health, Indigenous justice or law considered an asset;
· Experience with researching, analyzing, and developing highly visible and scrutinized policies;
· Knowledge of pertinent research and analytical methodology, along with an ability to apply such techniques to policy issues;
Superior analytic and critical thinking skills with demonstrated ability to manage complex issues;
· Knowledge of the executive/legislative decision-making process and policy/procedure development principles and techniques;
Knowledge of public policy issues related to Indigenous justice and child protection;
Knowledge of social determinants of health affecting Indigenous people and communities;
· Experience working with Indigenous communities;
· Clear understanding of, and commitment to, an Indigenous-led justice response;
· Superior written communication skills to organize ideas and present findings in a logical manner;
Ability to work independently and within a team;
Ability to plan and meet deadlines by effectively prioritizing actions to respond to numerous, diverse and shifting challenges without compromising the quality of work; ability to meet tight deadlines and adjust quickly to changing and sometimes conflicting priorities and timelines.
Contract Rate: $40/hr – approximately 20hrs per week
Deadline for RFPs: September 11, 2017
Please submit your resume and proposal to:
Darlene Shackelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please. Only proposals screened for further review will be contacted.
We encourage submissions from Indigenous consultants.