Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

PM3 Planning and Program Analyst 3


Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage

MB Status of Women Secretariat

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36779

Salary(s):   PM3 $62,588.00 – $82,064.00 per year

Closing Date:   November 12, 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.

In support of the mandate of the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat (MSW) works closely with a variety of organizations in policy and program development for the advancement of gender equality. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • A minimum undergraduate degree in social sciences, public administration or other relevant discipline. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
  • Experience working with women and gender equality, including an understanding of historical and contemporary issues faced by Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective networking strategies with various stakeholders such as Indigenous women’s non-profit organizations, gender equality-seeking organizations and private sector stakeholders
  • Experience working with gender and diversity analysis
  • Superior written communication skills with experience composing authority seeking documents
  • Strong verbal communication skills including developing and delivering of presentations and training
  • Strong interpersonal skills including building and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in a diverse environment, coordinating work with colleagues, other departments and central agencies to develop policy responses and solutions based on the priorities of government
  • Experience researching and analyzing complex policies and/or programs
  • Ability to independently manage, organize and prioritize work, including concurrent assignments with strict deadlines


  • Knowledge of legislative and policy development and processes

Reporting to the Executive Director for Manitoba Status of Women (MSW), the Senior Policy Advisor is responsible for the coordination and support of government action on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, which will involve carrying out research, analysis and stakeholder engagement on the issue.

The Senior Policy Advisor will also influence the development of policies more broadly that promote gender equality, improve the economic, social and health status of women, and contribute to ending violence against women. This includes: providing strategic advice, analysis and support in the review and development of legislation, policies and programs affecting the status of women within the Manitoba government and across other provincial, territorial and federal governments in Canada; liaising and building relationships with other government departments and non-governmental organizations; and carrying out projects as directed by the Executive Director. 

This position is in a senior management level that operates and makes decisions in a sensitive and high profile environment with significant public exposure. The Senior Policy Advisor attends Ministerial briefings as required to present on various topics.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36779

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

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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