Policy Analyst

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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1505614
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

  • Are you interested in helping develop policy capability across a large government agency, one with responsibility for policy and regulation that underpins the health and vibrancy of our export economy, and our rural and food sectors?
  • Do you enjoy a role with variety?
  • MPI supports a range of flexible working options.

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Our Treaty Capability, Policy Capability and Regulatory Stewardship team sits within the wider Food, Skills and Science Policy Directorate, in the Policy and Trade branch of MPI. The team:

  • Assists MPI to ensure its regulatory systems are of sound quality and meet government requirements and expectations;
  • Supports the development of policy advisers within MPI and coordinates policy quality assurance and measurement processes; and
  • Supports MPI Policy and Trade Branch’s capability to apply Treaty of Waitangi principles and jurisprudence to policy development and engagement with Māori.

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the roles

We are currently looking for a policy analyst to join our team in our policy capability programme. We are looking for a promising early career policy analyst who is looking to take the next step in their career development. The role will include:

  • supporting and coordinating MPI’s policy capability training programmes
  • coordinating MPI’s Cabinet Paper Committee, which provides quality assurance for cabinet papers produced by the Ministry
  • supporting MPI’s annual quality of policy advice review, a key measure for the Ministry to demonstrate it is meeting government expectations for the quality of policy advice
  • Supporting the development of legislation to maintain and enhance MPI’s regulatory systems.

You will have an eye for detail and be comfortable engaging with internal stakeholders across the Ministry.

The role offers exposure to a wide range of policy issues, processes and teams within the portfolios managed by MPI, as well as the opportunity to participate in cross-government initiatives to promote policy capability and professionalism.

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply?

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop. 

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options. 

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application.

 Applications close: 3rd February 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or katrina.minx@mpi.govt.nz. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.