Expression of Interest: Ombud

The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Requests an Expressions of Interest for the Following Position:


The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories is seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals interested in serving as the Territory’s first Ombud.  The Ombud is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly appointed under the Ombud Act.  The Ombud is not part of any GNWT department or agency and is not a member of the public service.  The Ombud conducts independent, impartial and non-partisan investigations of administrative decisions, actions or omissions of GNWT departments, boards and agencies.  Investigations may be commenced on the initiative of the Ombud or as the result of a complaint.  The Ombud has broad powers of investigation and may obtain information from any person it deems appropriate and necessary to make recommendations. 

The Ombud is appointed by the Commissioner on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly for a five-year term. In addition to a relevant university degree, the successful candidate will be an expert in administrative and procedural fairness and have at least five years’ experience conducting in-depth and complex investigations.  Extensive knowledge and experience conducting interviews, interpreting legislation, regulations, policies and procedures, and drafting reports and recommendations is essential.  The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to view matters objectively, thoroughly, and efficiently.  Demonstrated expertise in administrative law and public sector program delivery and systems is required. 

Remuneration and benefits for the Ombud will be established by the Legislative Assembly following negotiation with the successful candidate.

Applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to the following address no later than 5:00 pm MDT on February 15, 2019. 

To obtain a copy of the Ombud Act or for further information, please visit or contact the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly at 867-767-9130 ext. 12011 or toll free at 1-800-661-0784.

Please address your submissions to:

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly 
of the Northwest Territories
c/o: Haylee Carlson, Senior Advisor
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9
Fax:  (867) 873-0432