Manager, Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch

Manager, Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch

PM4 Planning and Program Analyst 4


Indigenous and Northern Relations

Policy & Strategic Initiatives Branch

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36808

Salary(s):   PM4 $72,967.00 – $92,939.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 17, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. 

Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit a resume, references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration. 

Click here to access the application form.

The Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch is responsible for the management of Indigenous and northern policy, the provision of timely, practical, and effective advice on a wide variety of Indigenous and northern issues, and the implementation of various strategic initiatives.  The Branch actively supports the development and delivery of policies, programs, and services to improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous and northern peoples. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be willing and able to travel to remote locations within and outside of the Province as required, by various means of transportation including small aircraft and boats, on short notice
  • Must be willing and able to stay overnight throughout the Province in various types of accommodations
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime including attending evening meetings, as required
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence


  • Post-Secondary Degree in public administration or social/political science with extensive related experience in policy and program development, planning and performance measurement.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Supervisory experience including planning, coordinating, influencing, mentoring, and evaluating the work of team members
  • Financial management experience including knowledge of budgetary processes and requirements
  • Knowledge of Indigenous histories and perspectives with the ability to identify and draw connections to contemporary issues and events
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of people by building rapport and resolving conflict as required
  • Excellent written communication skills for report writing and correspondence
  • Strong verbal communication skills including the ability to make formal and informal presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Excellent analytical and research skills for the purpose of planning and developing policies, programs and initiatives

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch, the manager takes a lead role in support of the Director regarding the strategic development, negotiation, implementation and coordination of regional, community and/or province-wide initiatives and policies in Manitoba to improve the quality of life and well-being of Indigenous and northern Manitobans. This includes responses to current and emerging issues on matters which may have an impact on federal, provincial and Indigenous governments.  The manager provides managerial, administrative, technical, consultation, research and analytical support to the Director,  as well as direct supervision, support, and guidance to other policy analysts within the Branch.

The incumbent must be able to work independently and provide leadership to other policy analysts in a team setting. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36808

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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