The Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board (NMRWB) was created under the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement (NILCA), is the main instrument of wildlife management for the Nunavik Marine Region and is an institution of public government. The NMRWB is currently seeking candidatures to fill a vacancy in the chairmanship of the board; the selected candidate would be interviewed and selected by the NMRWB and appointed for a 4-year term by the Federal Government.
Candidates with a strong background in board governance and associated procedures are sought; experience chairing similar boards is ideal. A thorough knowledge of the wildlife species and issues in the Nunavik Marine Region is essential. Familiarity with the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement and similar land claims is desirable. The NMRWB chairperson must have strong Inuktitut and English language skills; French is a definite asset. During the selection process, preference will be given to Nunavik Inuit beneficiaries.
The chairperson will be responsible for presiding over meetings and hearings of the NMRWB and for executing documents on behalf of the NMRWB. He (or she) will also be responsible for representing the NMRWB at various meetings and events as may be required. The NMRWB generally holds four regular meetings per year and also meet via teleconference, or hold special meetings and hearings as required.
This is a part-time position and is remunerated by Honoraria payments in accordance with days worked. Travel and living expenses incurred in the performance of NMRWB-related duties are paid for by the NMRWB.
Successful candidate will require an acceptable financial credit check and a criminal check, provide three (3) credible and relevant references, possess a valid driver’s license, and be prepared to travel (mostly in Nunavik and to Montreal). Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
All interested persons are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume to Tommy Palliser, Executive Director, at the NMRWB office (see coordinates below), by no later than February 9th, 2018.