Kaitātari/Kaitātari Matua | Analyst/Senior Analyst - Sustainable Finance, Climate Change

Ministry for the Environment

  • Flexible
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Influence change for all New Zealanders and our environment
  • High profile and exciting work in a supportive team
  • Flexible working to support your work-life balance

Our purpose is: He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - A flourishing environment for every generation. Be part of this exciting journey!

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About the roles

Addressing the climate crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand and reaching our net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050 will rely on redirecting investment to support a climate-resilient and sustainable economy that enables intergenerational outcomes. Both the financial system, and the public finance system, will play a pivotal role in transitioning to a sustainable, low-emissions economy.

Our Sustainable Finance team are at the heart of working to transform our finance system.  They work with the public and private sector to systemically change the way investment decisions are made – towards activities that enable a smooth transition and away from harmful activities to the climate.

This is a high performing team, with an ambitious work programme that cuts across legislation, policy, and guidance. It involves developing and implementing new legislation and innovative ways of achieving climate policy aims across the public and private sector.

Increased funding and focus on Sustainable Finance have enabled us to look for an Analyst and Senior Analyst to support this fast-paced and exciting programme of work. 

As an Analyst, you have a natural interest in policy and system change. You are interested in solving problems, and keen to explore how we can leverage available tools to support climate positive outcomes, particularly in the finance system. 

You will get to work on some hot issues such as: 

  • Championing and supporting the implementation of Aotearoa New Zealand's Climate-related Disclosures regime.
  • Identification and analysis of funding and financing mechanisms that enable the climate transition and adapting to climate change.
  • Building the evidence base for new and exciting ways that Aotearoa New Zealand can enable broader investment in climate change solutions.

You will work closely and collaboratively with teams in the Climate Change Directorate. 

As a Senior Analyst you will also provide thought leadership, coordination, and technical leadership for projects and have the opportunity to mentor junior members of the team to build capability. You will naturally be comfortable in leading and collaborating across Government and private sector stakeholders. Your work directly supports policy advice to Ministers. 

This is a great opportunity for you to utilise your problem solving or systems thinking expertise and play an active role in supporting Aotearoa New Zealand to transform our finance system. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

We are looking for a range of experience and expertise at all levels.  As a Senior, you will be recognised as advanced in leading and coordinating cross-governmental work programmes.

Our ideal candidate will bring a mixture of the following: 

  • a strong understanding of the public finance system and public financial structures/ institutions is essential
  • an understanding of the risks and opportunities the financial system represents for climate change
  • experience delivering advice on emerging issues, or supporting the implementation of strategic change
  • proven experience and comfortability delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • a desire to understand and respond to the risks and opportunities the financial system represents for climate change
  • an agile approach, with a desire to make a difference 
  • strong relationship management and engagement skills, quickly building credibility and trust with diverse stakeholder groups
  • excellent interpersonal skills, presentation, collaboration, creative thinking, and influencing skills
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in Te Ao Māori
  • comfortable dealing with ambiguity, embrace complexity and the ability to think creatively
  • relevant degree in the financial space is desirable.

Salary Range

Analyst: $73,280 to $89,565 pa.  Senior Analyst: $101,802 to $124,424 pa.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.

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
  • 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.

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 this position please contact Rebecca Clements at Rebecca.Clements@mfe.govt.nz.  If you require a copy of the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs and click through to view the advertisment and position description.

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions 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. 

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.  We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. 

We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at vacancy@mfe.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

From 18, May 2022 we have suspended our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice.  A My Vaccine Pass is no longer required by employees, visitors, suppliers and contractors.  However, the policy may be reinstated if new public health advice comes to hand or a new variant emerges.

Please note: We will be working through applications as they are submitted and progressing candidates prior to the closing date, so apply now.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 21 August 2022

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