Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Matua | Senior Policy Analyst | Flexible

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Assist in implementation of national direction for freshwater
  • Exciting work programme
  • Flexible location

Join our amazing team and use your skills in a way that will make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment.   

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for a Senior Policy Analyst with experience in implementation of significant programmes to support our Freshwater Implementation work programme.  The work will involve providing policy and planning on how freshwater national direction is being implemented.  

You will be responsible for providing advice on frameworks to support freshwater implementation.  You will also:  

  • provide coordination and technical leadership for projects
  • draw on your experience to provide advice to the Minister and sector reference groups
  • have the opportunity to mentor other analysts.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • demonstrated experience in engagement with communities and collaborative working and an ability to work within te ao Māori environments
  • familiarity with resource management planning and/or local plan-making processes and freshwater national direction would be beneficial
  • strong analytical skills
  • project leadership and mentoring experience
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, and an ability to quickly build credibility and trust
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - he whenua mana kura mō te tangata - is to make Aotearoa New Zealand the most liveable place in the world.  We seek to achieve a flourishing environment for every generation.

We also offer:

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori.  We continue to strengthen strong partnerships with Māori and iwi, which underpin our ability to succeed. Reflecting the Crown-Māori relationship under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our environmental policy is our daily kaupapa.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.     

If you require further information about the role please contact Moana Everson at Moana.Everson@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range - $97,033 to $121,984 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.    

Applications close: Thursday, 3 December 2020

 

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