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Employment Opportunity: Legal Counsel – Nunatsiavut Government

DEPARTMENT: AFFAIRS
TERM: PERMANENT FULL-TIME
COMMUNITY: NUNATSIAVUT (NAIN, HOPEDALE, MAKKOVIK,
POSTVILLE, RIGOLET) OR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY
CLOSING: JANUARY 24, 2024

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and support to the NG and the Nunatsiavut Assembly on a variety of legal issues including lands and natural resources, governmental affairs, public and administrative law, procurement, Indigenous rights, and environmental law;
  • Assist senior Government staff in the development and preparation of legislation, subordinate legislation, policies and directives, including research and drafting;
  • Write agreements, contracts, permits, authorizations and legal documents of all types;
  • Advise on interpretation and implementation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement;
  • Conduct legal research, strategic analysis and risk evaluation and mitigation;
  • Assist with negotiations and dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation;
  • Handle legal proceedings in which the NG is involved including civil and regulatory proceedings, environmental assessments, judicial reviews, inquiries and proceedings before boards, commissions and tribunals, parliamentary hearings, and proceedings in relation to offenses under Inuit laws;
  • Advise on national, provincial and international laws, policies and initiatives in relation to Indigenous peoples and with respect to Indigenous Rights.
  • Travel as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws or JD from a recognized University
  • Member of Newfoundland and Labrador Law Society
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Assets:

  • Bilingual in Inuktitut and English

Benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Leave Package
  • Travel Benefit
  • Labrador Allowance
  • Group insurance including health and dental
  • Group pension

The Nunatsiavut Government is an equal opportunity employer however preference will be given to beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. Applicants are asked to clearly state their Nunatsiavut beneficiary number on their cover letter or resume when applying.

Contact:
careers@nunatsiavut.com

Applications should be forwarded before 4:30pm on January 24, 2024.