Policy Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: 2163
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst
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  • Summary:

Policy Partnerships Te Puni

Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, designs and delivers public policy that has a significant impact for Māori with positive outcomes in the economic, social, cultural and environmental sectors. 

Te Puni Kōkiri works within government and communities to enable thriving whānau.  Whānau development and whānau-centred approaches sit at the centre of Te Puni Kōkiri policy, activities and initiatives. 

 Our Policy Partnerships Te Puni works at the forefront of policy development within Te Puni Kōkiri, and we’re looking to build our existing talent base by recruiting experienced analysts to join our Wellington National Office. 


The Vacancies

Policy Analysts we have vacancies across our Economic Wealth Team and Cultural Wealth Team.


The Roles

Policy Analysts

As a Policy Analyst you will be responsible for providing high quality analysis and robust research and advice that impacts on Māori positively and contributes to thriving whānau.  You will produce and influence the development of innovative, cutting edge policy and you will work collaboratively with your colleagues, within Te Puni Kōkiri and across government, as well as with Maori and key stakeholders.


The Teams

To work in the recruiting teams, you will have specialist knowledge in:

  • Economic Wealth – for instance economic development policy to support Māori economic wealth to thrive through high performing people, assets and enterprises
  • Cultural Wealth – for instance te reo revitalisation, mātauranga Māori and Māori cultural wellbeing.


About You

For the Policy Analyst vacancies, we are looking for a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a policy role.

You could come from a range of policy backgrounds but while some prior knowledge in the aforementioned fields will be advantageous, what is most important is that you are comfortable coming up to speed quickly with new issues and leading your own work.

You need to be:

  • Set apart from the others because of your understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori, and your desire to make a positive tangible difference to Māori
  • Experienced at working collaboratively with others to develop solutions and influence
  • A critical thinker with analytical rigour who can see things from a range of perspectives
  • An excellent communicator both orally and through writing to a range of audiences
  • Able to see the big picture yet distil complex issues into clear advice


We Can Offer

  • An environment where you’ll prosper as part of a whānau that is committed to the kaupapa of ‘Thriving Whānau’
  • An environment that is guided by its values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative
  • A promise that we invest in our people – you’ll be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential
  • A commitment towards your wellbeing, financial security and learning & development – we even provide in-house Te Reo Māori training and have our own Kapa Haka group