Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Matua / Senior Policy Analysts (multiple roles across Water and Land Use Policy)

Ministry for the Environment

  • Wellington

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

We are looking for excellent Senior Policy Analysts to join the Water and Land Use Policy Directorate.

The Water and Land Use Policy Directorate does a whole range of interesting policy work.  This advertisement is for multiple positions in three different policy teams – currently responsible for:

  • protecting New Zealand's drinking water sources;
  • managing the effects of land use; and
  • advising the government on how to achieve efficient and fair allocation of freshwater takes and discharges, having regard to all interests including Māori, existing users and potential new users.

We are looking for Seniors who are able to work well within an existing team, and with work that is already at an advanced stage. This is challenging, varied and fast paced work; and an opportunity to work on an exciting policy area!

In our projects we will: 

  • Champion Te Mana o te Wai internally to promote understanding and use of the concept as the overarching concept for freshwater policy.
  • Effectively engage with Treaty Partners to collaboratively develop options on environmental management.
  • Develop and test options for a range of regulation.
  • Consult widely on policy options. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We are looking for people who can bring all or some of the following: 

  • analytical skills and strong written and oral science communication skills
  • knowledge in both data science and a domain science
  • able to connect with others, applying influencing skills and building relationships
  • experience in central or local government policy development
  • ability to work across a number of work streams and to manage competing priorities
  • comfort in working with ambiguity and adaptability to changing priorities 
  • ability to apply project management principles
  • drive to continually grow and develop both yourself and those around you
  • commitment to developing your capability and capacity in te ao Māori 

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.

 An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

 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. 

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.    

Salary range – $101,802–$124,424 – appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Thomas O'Flaherty at Thomas.OFlaherty@mfe.govt.nz

We will respond to enquiries received over the holiday period when our organisation returns to work on January 10.

The Ministry supports flexible approaches to work to ensure that we truly have the best person for the role.  

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 30 January 2022

MfE's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees who come to our offices, work at non-MfE offices (this does not include remote workers working from home) or interact with the public in the course of their work must be fully vaccinated.  During the application process you will be asked to provide details of your vaccination status, and depending on the nature of your work, you may be asked to provide evidence of your Vaccine Pass prior to an offer being made.


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