Analyst & Senior Policy Analysts

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1506647
  • Job Title: Analyst & Senior Policy Analysts
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  • Summary:
  • Multiple roles, Wellington based

About us – Mō mātou

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

The Policy Group is building its capability to be able to deliver an ambitious work programme. We are happy to have multiple positions available for experienced Analysts and Senior Policy Analysts. We would also consider Analysts looking to make the step up to Senior.

The policy work of Oranga Tamariki is moving in an exciting direction. We work closely for and with a range of stakeholders from the Minister, iwi and front-line services.

We take a holistic view with our work covering all elements of Tamariki and Rangatahi care or protection from the time they are first referred to Oranga Tamariki until they are transitioning and being supported out of care.

Oranga Tamariki is also part of the Justice sector with joint responsibility for youth justice policy (with Ministry of Justice) and service delivery.

The work the policy group does has a real impact on New Zealanders, delivering practical policy advice that supports children and their whānau in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now or in the future.

As well as providing first opinion policy advice, the group also feeds into cross-agency policy work that provides opportunities for the team to be involved in innovative all-of-government initiatives like the Oranga Tamariki Action Plan and Joint Venture on Family Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention.

About the role – Mō te tūnga

We are recruiting for multiple Policy and Senior Policy Analysts. It is exciting and challenging policy work with the chance to make a difference in the lives of tamariki and their whānau.

Day to day you will be:

  • providing high quality policy advice and analysis – that is informed by a child and whānau focus and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • leading complex policy projects
  • taking a leading role in relationships with external stakeholders
  • representing the Ministry at cross-agency working groups
  • mentoring other members of the policy team.

About you – Mōu

You will come to us with sound experience of working in government or equivalent experience in the private or not-for-profit sector, with a demonstrated ability to operate at a Senior Policy/Analyst level.

You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality policy advice in different environments. You are an excellent thinker and writer, and willing to challenge the status quo. Naturally collaborative, you will enjoy working with a diverse range of stakeholders to make a real difference to New Zealand.

What’s in it for you – Nōu te rourou

We have a significant work programme here at Oranga Tamariki that will offer opportunities for someone who is looking to develop their policy, legislative and/or regulatory skills. Although you may not have previous social policy or justice sector experience you will relish the opportunity to drive and shape significant changes to the wellbeing of tamariki in New Zealand.

We offer a vibrant and supportive team, flexible work options, a genuine commitment to your wellbeing and a competitive salary package. We also offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of Tamariki and Rangatahi. Come join us, Tūhono mai!

How to apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please apply through your myHR portal. If shortlisted for an interview you may also be asked to complete a short written exercise. If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Applications close on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

To find out more about this role, you can view the position descriptions below: