Policy Analyst / Senior Policy Analyst

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1430341
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst / Senior 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 working to ensure the primary sector’s regulatory systems are fit-for-purpose and well-functioning?

  • Are you interested in helping develop policy capability across a large government agency?
  • Do you enjoy a role with variety?
  • MPI supports a range of flexible working options.

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

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

Leads the development and delivery a work programme to build the capability and capacity of the primary sector workforce;

Assists MPI to ensure its regulatory processes are of sound quality and meets government requirements and expectations; and

Supports the development of policy advisors within MPI and improving the quality of policy advice.

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the roles

We are currently looking for a policy analyst and a senior policy analyst to join our team, working primarily on building policy capability and maintaining and improving MPI’s regulatory systems. For the policy analyst role, we are looking for an entry level analyst who is looking to take their first leap into policy. The role will include helping plan and co-ordinate the Branch’s training programme, as well as the co-ordinating Policy and Trade’s Cabinet Paper Committee, where papers are given quality assurance. You will also be involved with helping co-ordinate MPI’s Annual Quality of Policy Advice review. You will have an eye for detail and be comfortable in talking with a wide range of internal stakeholders.

For the other role, we are looking for a senior analyst, or a policy analyst ready to step into a senior role. You may have experience in working in a regulatory environment, or be ready to expand your skills and help MPI develop its regulatory stewardship function. You will have the ability to write clearly and providing high quality advice. You will be collaborative in style and have the ability to build relationships both internally and within other government agencies.

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply?

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


Applications close:


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.