Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Matua | Senior Policy Analyst (2 positions)

Ministry for the Environment

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

1 x permanent

1 x fixed term/secondment 12 months 

  • Exciting work programme
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working approach and location

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

The Urban Water team's vision is that everyone in New Zealand has access to safe, reliable drinking water; and that environmental impacts of stormwater and wastewater are managed well.  We do this by supporting the effective regulation and integrated management of land-use and water infrastructure.  In the Urban Water team we are focussed on using a wide range of regulatory and non-regulatory pathways to achieve our goals.   

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for Senior Policy Analysts to support the Urban Water team.  This role will have a primary focus on leading policy development and working with our system partners and key stakeholders.  

As a Senior Policy Analyst, you will provide coordination and leadership for projects and have the opportunity to mentor junior members of the team to build capability.  

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • knowledge of resource management, water resource management, or similar
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • demonstrated skills in stakeholder management and engagement across diverse groups
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
  • a relevant tertiary qualification.

Mō mātou | About us  

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We 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. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

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 and state if you are interested in a 1 year fixed-term role, a permanent role, or both.  

If you require further information about the role please contact Jen Price at jennifer.price@mfe.govt.nz 

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

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 31 January 2020.


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