As a result of a Global Affairs Canada Call for Proposals, Université Laval and Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) were tasked to implementing and commissioning the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Secretariat. It is therefore Université Laval's responsibility to hire the staff.
SDWG is one of six Arctic Council working groups, and is tasked with protecting and improving the environment, economy, social conditions, and health of Indigenous communities and inhabitants of the Arctic.
The Secretariat's role is to support the working group in fulfilling its mandate by providing administrative support such as organizing meetings and drafting reports, disseminating official SDWG communications, distributing documents, coordinating the working group's activities, providing logistical support, managing the SDWG's website, and performing any other administrative tasks assigned by the SDWG chair or by the SDWG as a whole. The Executive Secretary will manage the staff of the SDWG Secretariat, the finances associated with the Secretariat and, in some cases, the finances associated with projects carried out by the SDWG.
Applications are due on December 2, 2022.