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Assistant Negotiator

Listing Number: 5183
City/Town: Victoria
Wage: $73,768.80 - $84,361.58 annually
Hours: Regular, Full Time

The Assistant Negotiator conducts bipartite and/or tripartite negotiations on behalf of the Province with Indigenous people and the federal government, and leads negotiation working groups and inter-ministerial working groups. The incumbent provides strategic planning advice on approaches to negotiations; assists Negotiators to identify the range of issues to be negotiated and formulates negotiations strategies through consultation with line ministries. The Assistant Negotiator leads or participates in working groups with line ministry representatives concerning issues that will be negotiated by the Province. The Assistant Negotiator assists in the development of provincial mandates through participation on internal working groups and assists in the development of specific mandates on assigned components or elements of treaty or other negotiations. The Assistant Negotiator assists in stakeholder, local government and shared territory consultation processes. The Assistant Negotiator may be involved in a number of projects in a variety of negotiations, and may also be required to work on cross ministry projects.


Qualifications for this role include:
•A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; AND a minimum of 3 years’ experience leading negotiations with Indigenous peoples in a tripartite environment. A comparable combination of education and experience in bilateral, tripartite multi-party negotiations in matters of similar profile and significance may also be considered. (See Note 1 below);
•A minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting complex research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues;
•Experience in policy development or program development and delivery;
•Experience managing multiple projects and assignments;
“Comparable” experience includes the following:
•Outcome based negotiations with a concrete result;
•A clear mandate obtained from the principals of each party;
•Development of formal, usually written, agreements that are implemented;
•Substantive subject matter of significant value (e.g., resources, land, union/management or economic agreements);
•Complex and multifaceted; and
•Is bi-lateral, tri-lateral or multi-party in nature.
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
•Experience working with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.
•Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous

For more information and to apply online by August 19, 2018, please go to:

Contact: Jansen Gibbs