Joint Secretariat
March 19, 2019
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Northwest Territories


Do you have strong organization, communication and administration skills?
Are you passionate about protecting the fisheries and marine mammal habitat within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region?

The Resource Co-ordinator is responsible for providing administrative and technical support to the Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC) to meet its mandate on all matters related to fisheries and marine mammal policy, renewable resource management, and conservation, regulation, research, enforcement of fisheries and marine mammal populations and habitat and harvesting, for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR).

This role works directly with ISR community members, the FJMC, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Non-government Organizations (NGO) and colleagues within the Joint Secretariat. While it is based in Inuvik, there is travel throughout the ISR.


The successful candidate will have a university degree, proven administration experience and have worked in government or a business organization a knowledge of the issues related to wildlife management in the Northern Canada would be beneficial. The Joint Secretariat is open to candidates that have a relevant combination of knowledge and experience in lieu of formal education.

Preference is given to candidates with knowledge of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, prior living and/or working experience in Northern Canada and a proven ability to work independently and without close supervision in a co-operative environment.

The Joint Secretariat offers a competitive salary and benefits along with a supportive and exciting work environment, with lots of room to grow.

Preference will also be given to beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

Company Info

The Joint Secretariat (JS) was established to provide technical and administrative support the co-management system established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA).
This co-management system is composed of the following organizations:
Inuvialuit Game Council (IGC)
Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB)
Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC)
Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC)
Wildlife Management Advisory Council North Slope (WMAC NS)
Wildlife Management Advisory Council Northwest Territories (WMAC NWT)

The FJMC works jointly with DFO to co-manage all fish, fish habitat, and marine mammals within the ISR. The FJMC has the power to directly advise the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on fisheries issues.
The Committee is responsible for collecting harvest information and making recommendations on subsistence quotas for fish and harvestable quotas for marine mammals. The FJMC has also implemented a system to monitor sports fishing on both Crown and Inuvialuit owned lands. To increase Inuvialuit participation in fisheries management, the Committee also has developed a student mentoring program.
To ensure resource users have input in co-management process, FJMC conducts community tours to visit all the communities in the Settlement Region. Community consultations are essential for identifying and prioritizing local user-based resource concerns and developing subsequent research projects. The FJMC has a research budget. Each year the FJMC contributes to research, assessment, and monitoring projects that address concerns raised at the community level. Examples of projects include monitoring beluga whale harvests, studies of arctic char and evaluations of the health of ringed seals. These research projects provide convincing examples of how well Traditional Knowledge and Western Science can complement each other and help to solve difficult resource management issues in the ISR.

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