Policy Analyst, Horticulture Policy Team

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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1505714
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst, Horticulture Policy Team
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Can you think strategically and progress ambitious work programmes?
  • Are you ready to hit the ground running and achieve results for the horticulture sector?
  • Join MPI’s Horticulture Sector Policy team to help enable the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s plant based industries including fruit, vegetables, wine and honey.

Develop your horticulture expertise at this exciting time of growth and opportunity for our plant based industries.  Work in a team of smart, confident and passionate people who like a challenge!

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

The Horticulture Sector Policy team is growing and looking for two new Policy Analysts. We’re a collegial, supportive team that are working hard to help support one of New Zealand’s biggest and most varied growth industries. The kinds of questions you might grapple with include:

  • How can we use examples of best practice industry structures and on-the-ground practices to encourage the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s fruit, wine, vegetable, arable and honey industries?
  • How can we influence policy outcomes to achieve the right balance between protecting New Zealand and pursuing sustainable growth of the horticulture sector?
  • Are any changes needed to improve the efficiency and integrity of horticulture legislation?
  • How can we ensure the continued supply of affordable fruit and vegetables for New Zealanders, while also growing exports?
  • What are the next billion dollar horticulture industries? 

Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga? – Who we are looking for

We are seeking two smart and enthusiastic people who:

  • Can apply critical thinking and analytical skills to challenge the status quo
  • Provide clear, concise, well-reasoned, articulate and practical advice
  • Can take a broad perspective and make connections between commercial, environmental and social issues
  • Bring a ‘can do’ attitude and take ownership of their work to deliver the best results
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to make a positive contribution to the team
  • Have experience in either a policy/regulatory role or a commercial/business role
  • Can organise themselves to deliver work and projects to a high standard on-time, both independently and with others.
  • Has knowledge or a strong interest in New Zealand’s primary sectors and how they operate within environmental, economic, social and political decision-making
  • Horticulture experience is beneficial but not essential. 

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here 

Ahurea – Culture 

We encourage a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we are an employer of choice because of it. We recruit, grow and retain talented, engaged and motivated employees who actively contribute towards an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. 

Benefits of working at MPI include 

  • Refurbished offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Options for flexible working
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
  • An active social club and constant bake sales!

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply

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

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. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level. 

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.