Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst – International Engagement

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: 28174
  • Job Title: Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst – International Engagement
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  • Summary:

The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) is responsible for facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across the border, supporting trade, managing border risks and collecting customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown.

An opportunity is available for a Senior Policy Analyst to join the International Engagement team within the Policy Group. As a Senior Analyst, you will be responsible for the engagement with countries within a specific geographic region, or international organisation. Working closely with our offshore Counsellors, you’ll have a particular focus on developing and maintaining relationships with key agencies in that region.

To be successful in this position you’ll need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes: 

  • Experience in international relations
  • Strategic thinking
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Relationship management
  • An ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

This role offers a great deal of variety, so you’ll need to be able to self-manage while being responsive to overseas counterparts and to the Customs Executive. There is also the requirement to travel from time to time.

Policy positions are rotational and this is an opportunity to start in the International Policy team and work in other areas of Policy.

Applicants must be either a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident, have an appropriate tertiary qualification, or equivalent relevant work experience, and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo drug testing as part of the selection process.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

Please apply online submitting your CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the skills and attributes you would bring to the role. For further information on the roles please e-mail

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 12 November 2018.