Policy Advisor – Pacific Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1510890
  • Job Title: Policy Advisor – Pacific Policy
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  • Summary:
  • Passionate about making a difference for Pacific peoples in Aotearoa/NZ?
  • Starting out in your policy career?
  • Wellington-based, permanent full-time position


About the role.

As a Policy Advisor in Langa Le Vā MBIE’s Pacific Policy Team you will work on a range of challenging public policy issues focused on improving the economic wellbeing of New Zealand’s Pacific Peoples.

Skills and experience required:

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Policy experience or transferable experience ideally from working in a public sector  environment
  • An understanding of policy issues and challenges faced by New Zealand’s Pacific communities
  • Demonstrated Pacific cultural capability skills and some knowledge of working within Pacific community contexts
  • Strong research and analytical skills and are able to think creatively and trouble-shoot unexpected situations as they arise with confidence and accuracy
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ

About the team:

Langa Le Vā MBIE’s Pacific Policy team is a small high-performing team focused on influencing, identifying and creating opportunities to improve economic development outcomes for Pacific Peoples in New Zealand.

Why work for us?

Working for MBIE provides a great opportunity to make a real difference in the everyday New Zealanders. Through our day-to-day work and our organisational values, we aim to create an inclusive culture where staff are supported and encouraged to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box.  

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Steve Scannell steve.scannell@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1510890 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 11th February