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Project Officer – Water Issues

The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) was created in 2000 by the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL). Its mission is to offer First Nations a dynamic service hub, supporting their actions towards maintaining healthy territories and resources, developing sustainable communities and promoting the recognition of their rights.

The core responsibility of the person hired as Project Officer will be to engage First Nations stakeholders around water issues. The main activities related to the position are:

  • Complete the portrait of First Nations stakeholders and water governance;
  • Create spaces for dialogue between First Nations around water issues (e.g. Nation-based meetings, regional committees, etc.);
  • Organize engagement activities with various audiences: Elders, youth, women, elected officials, technical experts, etc;
  • Facilitate information sharing between FNQLSDI sectors on water issues;
  • Keep AFNQL and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) informed of regional issues (e.g. meetings, workshops, briefing notes, etc.);
  • Facilitate the participation of First Nations in engagement activities organized by the AFN, the AFNQL and other partners on water-related issues;
  • Be on the lookout for funding opportunities and develop projects, according to the priorities of First Nations;
  • Provide a media watch for First Nations water issues and facilitate the flow of information between stakeholders.



  • Demonstrated interest in water protection and issues
  • Experience working or collaborating with First Nations
  • Combination of experience and training in a relevant field (e.g. community engagement, water management, facilitation of collective processes, anthropology, geography, environment, etc.)

Technical skills

  • Comfortable using the Office suite and collaborative work tools (Teams, Zoom, etc.).
  • Ability to express oneself in English and French. Knowledge of a First Nations language is an asset
  • Skills in facilitation, content creation, communications, research, and analysis

Personal qualities

  • One-year contract with the possibility of renewal
  • Office: currently teleworking, our offices are in Wendake
  • 34h flexible schedule with non-working Friday afternoon
  • Salary to be determined according to the current pay scale ($ 42,180 to $ 48,898 per year);
  • Pension plan and group insurance
  • Good balance between work and personal life
  • 2 weeks of paid leave during the holidays, in addition to the annual vacations
  • Paid training opportunities for professional development
  • Starting date: mid-July 2021
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain harmonious relations
  • Love of the land
  • Self-reliance
  • Sense of sharing and collaboration
  • Team player
  • Ability to bring people together

Conditions and advantages

If you would like to join our team, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the attention of Michael Ross, FNQLSDI director, at before June 28, 2021.

At equal competence, the FNQLSDI gives priority to Indigenous candidates. Also, only preselected candidates will be contacted.