Kait&#257tari Kaupapa Here | Policy Analyst – Climate and Water Agriculture

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1495999/D
  • Job Title: Kait&#257tari Kaupapa Here | Policy Analyst – Climate and Water Agriculture
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting work programme
  • Support policy development and implementation
  • Flexible location

Exciting opportunity to support climate change initiatives to make Aotearoa New Zealand the most liveable place in the world. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for a number of experienced Policy Analysts to support the Climate and Water Agriculture Team, including contributing to the He Waka Eke Noa – Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership and the development of Farm Planning Regulations. 

He Waka Eke Noa is a partnership between the Government, Māori and iwi, and the agricultural sector.  It is focused on designing an on-farm emissions pricing and reporting mechanism, and working to equip farmers to measure, manage and reduce on-farm agriculture greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.  For more information visit the partnership’s website

The purpose of the farm plan regime is stated in the RMAA Part 9A: “to better control the adverse effects of farming on freshwater and freshwater ecosystems”.  Regulations are required to bring the farm plans regime into force.  The work is being led by MfE and supported by MPI. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • experience in climate and/or water related policy development
  • analytical skills and strong written and oral science communication skills
  • able to connect with others, applying influencing skills and building relationships
  • experience of working in or with local government
  • ability to work across a number of work streams and to manage competing priorities
  • comfort in working with ambiguity and adaptability to changing priorities 
  • ability to apply project management principles
  • drive to continually grow and develop both yourself and those around you
  • commitment to developing your capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou – About us 

The Ministry’s purpose – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata – is to make Aotearoa New Zealand the most liveable place in the world.  We seek to achieve a flourishing environment for every generation. 

We also offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori.  We continue to strengthen strong partnerships with Māori and iwi, which underpin our ability to succeed. Reflecting the Crown-Māori relationship under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our environmental policy is our daily kaupapa. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Kara Lok at kara.lok@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $69,848 to $87,808 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 29 November 2020