Research & Policy Analyst (2023 – 0145) Job at ICTC – Remote

Our Research & Policy team is looking for a Research & Policy Analyst to join them! Are you looking for a new challenge? This role will join a team that takes a holistic view of the digital economy, including examining human well-being, social, community, and environmental impacts.

The role conducts mixed-methods research on topics including labour market trends, transformative technologies, investment and trade, and sustainability. Are you a critical thinker, familiar with research methods? Are you naturally curious, and keen to understand the many factors impacting our evolving economy, labour market, and society? If so, this role may be for you!

What will you be doing?

Designing and using primary research tools like interview guides, survey questionnaires, and focus group materials and facilitation guides.

Hosting and supporting focus groups, roundtables, and advisory committees.

Finding themes in qualitative and quantitative data.

Telling compelling stories with data.

Reading and synthesizing secondary information from other researchers, Statistics Canada, and other data sources.

Writing clear and engaging reports, articles, and other written materials.

Developing relationships with community partners and industry partners.

Managing project timelines and concurrent deadlines responsibly.

Representing ICTC at events and conferences, in a speaking capacity where possible.

Do you have the following knowledge and experience?

Excellent writing and editing skills tailored to a variety of audiences.

2+ years of experience working in research, policy analysis, economics, or a related position.

A degree in a relevant field (e.g., Social sciences, Economics) or equivalent professional and/or lived experience.

Ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative data.

Strong knowledge of qualitative research methods, and/or applying intersectionality to research methods.

Experience with policy analysis and policy recommendations.

What else we are looking for?

Strong critical thinking skills.

Exceptional time and project management skills.

Exceptional teamwork and collaboration skills.

French proficiency is an asset.

Experience with Indigenous research methods is an asset.

Are you?

Dependable? This role requires a high degree of reliability, organization, and accountability, to meet project/funder requirements.

Adaptable/Flexible? This role requires strong teamworking skills, along with an openness to feedback, change, and comfort working with remote teams across Canada.

Conscientious? This role often involves working with confidential information and requires a high level of integrity, sound judgement/confidentiality and ethical compliance.

Driven/Creative? This role requires a strong capacity for self-motivation, initiative, curiosity, tenaciousness, and a desire to exceed expectations.

Work Environment:
Entrepreneurial organization and team, committed to ensuring Canada’s competitive, equitable, and sustainable advantage in a digital economy.

Fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities with competing deadlines.

Multi-disciplinary team, tackling a variety of topics simultaneously.

Work is performed remotely, with opportunities for hybrid work, depending on location.

On rare occasions, weekend and evening work may be required.

Some travel may be required.

Anywhere in Canada. Candidates must have Canadian work authorization.

Full-time, 12 months with benefits (Canada Life), paid vacation/personal time, and RRSP contribution.

About ICTC:
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. We are the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs for the digital economy.

OUR MISSION IS TO: Strengthen Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy.

OUR VISION IS TO: Foster globally competitive Canadian industries and a prosperous society empowered by innovative digital solutions.

ICTC is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

ICTC Ottawa acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded and traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.

About the Company

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Company Location:  Remote

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