20/194 Senior Policy Analyst and Policy Analyst

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Policy
Branch: Policy, Regulation and Communities
Salary: Senior Policy Analyst $91,285-$123,502, Policy Analyst $64,486-$87,245

Senior Policy Analyst and Analyst

The Department of Internal Affairs’ Policy Group is going through an exciting period of growth.    We are looking for Senior Policy Analysts and Analysts that want to be at the leading edge of some of New Zealand’s critical policy work and be a part of an Award-Winning Policy Group.

The Department works across multiple fast-moving ministerial portfolios. We lead across government on digital services, countering violent extremist content, local government, media classification, gambling and more. 

The Policy Group supports eight Ministers. We have a flexible approach to managing our work and our analysts can work in any of our portfolio areas, that means you’ll have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects.

As a Senior Policy Analyst/ Analyst you will provide:

  • Evidence informed policy analysis and advice to Ministers to support their decision making
  • Leadership in tackling an issue, researching, developing proposals and providing advice on digital policy
  • Mentoring and coaching to other Policy Group staff

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualified with a degree in policy, economics, science, commerce or other relevant fields (e.g. research)
  • Excellent communication, research, and analytical skills will assist you in making a valuable contribution to the team
  • Critical thinking skills and have the ability to work with ambiguity
  • Team player skills which will allow you to work in a matrix management model and champion a supportive team environment

What you’ll get in return

  • You will join a team striving to improve systems and outcomes for New Zealanders
  • An opportunity to apply your analytical, research and writing skills to provide advice to Ministers and senior leaders in the public sector
  • Family-friendly, flexible, modern work environment

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access. We are happy to consider offering part time roles for the right candidate.

This is a great opportunity to join a leading Policy group where your efforts will be recognised, and your professional development planned and supported.

If you’re passionate about producing high quality work, self-motivated and keen to work in a supportive, engaging and committed team, we would love to hear from you. 

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 6 July 2020
For more information please contact: Michael Woodside, 021 242 2021, michael.woodside@dia.govt.nz
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