Chief Policy Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Government & Defence
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1455330
  • Job Title: Chief Policy Analyst
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Chief Policy Analyst – Māori Education Policy


  • Permanent, full-time
  • Wellington


Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.


Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.


About our group and team

Education is key to our well-being, social cohesion, and citizenship.  It is crucial to Aotearoa’s ability to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Successful candidates will join our policy community and be based in the Education System Policy Group. We are a group with a strong policy culture that works on issues affecting a huge system that directly impacts the lives of all New Zealanders.


About this role

We are looking for a capable and committed Chief Policy Analyst to join our Māori Education Policy team to lead the development of policy in some high profile, new and challenging areas. We need a Chief Policy Analyst who is keen to have an impact for Māori learners and their whānau across the entire education system. In particular, your work will lead and contribute to potential significant education reforms arising from Ka Hikitia (the Māori Education Strategy) and Tau Mai Te Reo (the Māori Language in Education Strategy).


About you

We would like to hear from you if you have proven policy experience at a senior level, and

  • thrive in a fast-paced policy environment;
  • have proven ability to  collaborate with others to find solutions;
  • are a critical thinker and can bring innovative approaches to complex policy issues;
  • have sound approaches to developing evidence-based analysis and advice;
  • have a strong understanding of Māori public policy; and
  • have experience providing high quality advice to senior leadership teams and Ministers.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to contribute to a high profile, challenging and ambitious agenda for change, a strong focus on the development of our people, and the ability to drive and influence policy direction.


Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.


There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.


For further information, please contact Anne Fontaine at


Applications close on Friday 13 March 2020.