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Requisition Number:  4298
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 year with possibility of extension / permanent

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  August 13, 2020 - 23:59 EST

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Senior Analyst, Stakeholder Relations, CBDC

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


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The Project
The Bank of Canada is embarking on a program of major social significance to design a contingent system for a central bank digital currency (CBDC), which can be thought of as a banknote, but in digital form. This project will require us to break new ground. It will take into consideration a wide variety of factors, including policy considerations, diverse stakeholder needs, difficult technical challenges and the development of a technical architecture to realize a CBDC pilot system. 


For further background information on the CBDC program, please refer to the Contingency Planning for a Central Bank Digital Currency background note, Money and Payments in the Digital Age speech by Deputy Governor Tim Lane and Technology Approach for a CBDC Staff Analytical Note.


What you will do 
A key component of the Bank of Canada’s external communications strategy is stakeholder relations. Effective engagement with the individuals, groups and organizations that are, or could be, affected by the Bank’s activities and policy decisions can generate significant value in terms of more informed decision-making, greater transparency and accountability, more effective risk management, better informed audiences, and a greater stock of confidence and trust.


The Senior Analyst collaborates with fellow Stakeholder Relations team members and other colleagues in the Communications Department, as well as across the Bank, to provide strategic direction and advice on the Bank of Canada’s relations with external stakeholders, ensuring alignment with core objectives and communications strategy. 


The position will focus on multi-year CBDC program which is of major social significance. Stakeholder engagement in support of this program is critical to ensuring that the development of the contingent CBDC responds fully to the needs of Canadians, including all sectors of society and industry. By advising on, planning, executing and evaluating stakeholder engagement activities, the position plays a key role in strengthening relationships with key stakeholders and reinforcing confidence in the Bank’s ability to deliver on its mandate.


As the Senior Analyst in the Stakeholder Relations team, you:

  • provide expert advice on the planning, implementation and evaluation of stakeholder engagement activities
  • ensure that stakeholder relations considerations are embedded into Bank activities and initiatives
  • analyze the external and internal environment to identify opportunities to generate value for the Bank through stakeholder engagement
  • develop and provide advice on communications products for multiple channels, including digital media, social media and media relations, to support stakeholder relations activities
  • research, design and recommend new approaches, policies, programs and products to meet evolving stakeholder relations needs and objectives.


What you need to succeed
We are looking for a strong team player with the ability to share expertise, provide constructive feedback, and contribute ideas to achieve common goals. You must be an effective communicator who can build and cultivate cooperative relationships and develop strategic linkages and partnerships with different audiences, both internal and external to the Bank. 


You are a self-starter who finds innovative ways to solve problems, make sound decisions and recommendations, you are adaptable to change, and you provide high-quality results under pressure.


Your strong project management and organizational skills make you an ideal candidate to work within an environment where cooperation, coordination and flexibility are required. 


You have experience:

  • developing stakeholder engagement plans
  • planning and implementing public consultations and stakeholder engagement activities
  • providing expert advice and recommendations to senior leadership
  • working with customer relationship management (CRM) software and digital communications platforms



  • experience working in a Crown corporation or similar environment
  • knowledge of the Bank of Canada’s functions, policies and external communications objectives
  • knowledge of the Canadian economy, financial industry and digital currencies
  • experience in strategic planning


Your education and experience
The position requires a master’s degree in communications, journalism, political science, economics, or other related field along with six to eight years of experience in corporate communications or public affairs, including three years of senior-level experience in stakeholder or public engagement. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted via Skype.  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $94,100 to $117,600 (job grade 18)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.