19/534 Principal Policy Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 18-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: 149387
  • Job Title: 19/534 Principal Policy Analyst
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Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Policy
Branch: Policy, Regulation and Communities
Salary: $105,605-$142,878


  • fundamental policy leadership
  • fast-paced, growing group
  • varied and important workstreams

The Department of Internal Affairs Policy Group is going through an exciting period of growth.   

We are looking for Principal Analysts that want to be at the leading edge of some of New Zealand s critical policy work.  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.

You will bring intellectual expertise, deep experience and energy to these priorities, making a real difference for New Zealanders.

DIA offers a family-friendly, flexible, modern work environment.  You will be supported, developed and your wellbeing will be at the heart of how you are managed.

As a Principal Policy Analyst you will provide:

  • high-level evaluative thinking and evidence informed policy analysis and advice to Ministers to support their decision-making;
  • intellectual leadership to support the delivery of the Policy Group work programme; and
  • mentoring and coaching to other Policy Group staff
  • assistance with the delivery of capability development initiatives across the Policy Group.

You will have:

  • a can do attitude
  • deep experience working on and leading complex and difficult policy issues including:

            – strong analytical skills and the ability to produce clear, effective advice to senior decision makers

            – managing policy projects or parts of larger projects,

            – experience working with Ministers and with Parliament 

            – ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders;

            – the ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressur

  • experience in building policy capability and expertise, including:

            – coaching and developing staff

            – commitment to quality and continuous improvement

  • a degree in the area of Public Policy, History, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, or another relevant subject, or relevant experience. 

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.


Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 6 November 2019
For more information please contact: Andrew Henderson, 027 235 8593, andrew.d.henderson@dia.govt.nz
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