November 14th, 2017

Job Opportunity: Research and Policy Analyst

The Nova Scotia NDP Caucus seeks a motivated person to fulfill the position of Research and Policy Analyst on a full-time basis in our Halifax office.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities and duties of the Research and Policy Analyst include the following:

  • Researching current provincial issues, with responsibility for an assigned number of specific areas.
  • Delivering research work in an accurate and timely way, using relevant and verifiable sources.
  • Analyzing legislation, programs, financial and economic statements, public policy issues and other relevant materials, and preparing briefing notes for the consideration of Caucus.
  • Researching and analyzing emerging current affairs, including identification of new issues for the attention of the Caucus.
  • Providing background for news releases, direct mail, correspondence, speeches, and other communications materials arising from research work.
  • Writing concise and relevant messages in various forms for targeted media.
  • Liaising with outside interest groups to provide NDP MLAs with background information.
  • Providing research support to NDP MLAs, including preparing briefing notes, giving briefings on important issues, and providing advice to individual MLAs and Caucus.
  • Preparing speaking notes for committee meetings, debates in the legislature, speeches to stakeholder groups, and other events as required.
  • Overseeing the functioning of legislative committees and providing support to NDP MLAs who sit on these committees;
  • Working both as part of a team and independently in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Other duties as required.

Desired Qualifications:The Research and Policy Analyst will possess the following qualifications:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field, a law degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Skills in use of current research tools, including statistical analysis.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, computer and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with the New Democratic Party, its policies and structure.
  • Knowledge of government processes and current issues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Bilingualism in French and English is an asset.
  • Must be available to work extended hours while the Legislature is sitting (usually two sessions per year of approximately four to six weeks each).

Compensation: The NDP Caucus offers a competitive salary with cost-shared health, dental, and pension benefits.

Closing date: No later than 12 PM (noon), on Monday, December 4, 2017.

The Nova Scotia NDP Caucus practices employment equity. Women, African Nova Scotian persons, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your cover letter.

Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Kaley.Kennedy@novascotia.ca with the subject line “Research and Policy Analyst”