Policy Analyst – Homelessness

Assembly of First Nations


Policy Analyst – Homelessness

Refer to Competition Number 2023-

Internal/External Competition

The Assembly of First Nations is seeking an experienced and skilled individual to conduct research and provide analysis, advice and advocacy surrounding First Nations homelessness.

The Policy Analyst in the Housing and Homelessness sector will be responsible for gathering, researching, monitoring, analyzing, and preparing information and statistics related to First Nations homelessness.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the activities of Homelessness within the Housing and Homelessness Sector and advancing national First Nations homelessness advocacy positions, interests and strategies.

Who Can Apply:

Qualified persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference in accordance with s. 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Applicants must possess:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field of study and 3 to 5 years of directly relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of positive experience working with First Nations and/or First Nations programs and policies.
  • Knowledge and understanding, and demonstrated expertise, with respect to First Nations homelessness.
  • Familiarity of manipulating and analyzing data on management information systems/databases and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to use appropriate terminology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply effective research techniques, including with respect to confidentiality and ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and conduct research, analyze statistical data, and interpret and communicate findings clearly and concisely to a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working with First Nations, federal, provincial, territorial, northern, urban, and international governments, and officials
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, teamwork, and judgement
  • Demonstrated time management, planning, and organizational skills
  • English is the working language although the ability to communicate effectively in French

or an Indigenous language would be an asset

Other Job Requirements:
The AFN requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment

Salary Range:

AFN offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits and pension plan.


Ottawa, Ontario – Please note that we are currently working hybrid approach.

What can we offer you?

  • · Hybrid Work Arrangement
  • · Paid Time Off for December Holiday Break
  • · 100% Employer Paid Group Insurance, Including Extended Health Coverage, Dental, a Health Spending Account, Short-/Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • · Pension Plan, with 8% Employee Contribution Matched by Employer
  • · Annual Amount Towards Participation in Physical Fitness Programs
  • · Annual Professional Development Amount
  • · Three (3) Weeks of Paid Vacation per Year, Progressively Increasing After Years of Service
  • · Three (3) Weeks of Paid Sick Leave per Year
  • · Nine (9) Days of Special Leave per Year
  • · Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • · Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up

Employment Status:

Permanent Full-time

Closing Date:
Open until filled.

No applications will be accepted beyond the closing deadline. Interviews will be held in Zoom. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted. AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at time.

January 23, 2023

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