Junior Researcher

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Research Team has a position available for one (1) experienced, full-time Junior Researcher.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is an independent Commission that is separate from the federal government. Employees are appointed on a term basis. We are committed to hiring qualified Indigenous staff and encourage candidates to self-identify accordingly.



  • Assists in conducting research on topics related to the National Inquiry’s research projects and activities;
  • Collects, reviews, collates and summarizes information from a wide range of reports, studies and published academic literature on issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada;
  • Prepares tables, charts, diagrams, and other materials for reports and briefing notes;
  • Identifies and organizes content (including audio visual material) for National Inquiry reports;
  • Reviews and analyzes hearing transcripts, expert reports and other materials submitted to the National Inquiry to identify relevant information on key themes and issues for the National Inquiry’s reports;
  • Drafts text for various chapters and sections of the National Inquiry’s reports.
  • Prepares and updates content and materials for NI-MMIWG internal information sharing and the public website
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Research



Language requirements

  • Fluency in oral and written English or French is essential
  • Fluency in oral and written in a second language (English, French or Indigenous language) is an asset


  • University undergraduate degree in Indigenous studies, law, social sciences, or humanities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Conducting research using unpublished data and secondary sources
  • Writing major research reports and/or papers


  • Knowledge of Indigenous and social sciences research methodologies and ethics
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples’ cultures, history and contemporary issues
  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls an asset

Abilities and skills 

  • Strong writing skills with ability to adapt technical language into plain language text
  • Ability to undertake research, analyze data, and synthesize findings
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and prepare written materials
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects and tasks to meet tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment, including remotely and electronically
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing


  • Judgement 
  • Thoroughness
  • Initiative
  • Reliability
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player

Conditions of employment

  • Willing and available to work overtime, as needed
  • Able to handle periods of intensive and high-pressure activity
  • Able to travel (national and remote travel)
  • “Secret” security clearance

Location of employment

  • Winnipeg (or other location)

Rate of pay

  • $67,614

Start date

  • October 1, 2017 (or as otherwise agreed upon) – subject to successful completion of security clearance


As per the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls seeks to promote the employment of Indigenous Peoples as its primary purpose is to serve their needs.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume/CV to m.gabryluk@mmiwg-ffada.ca by August 11, 2017. In the subject line, please indicate “Junior Researcher”.  Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this position.

We thank you for your interest in working for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We expect to conduct interviews in late August or early September. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.