Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst (Trade/International Policy)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: 32373
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst (Trade/International Policy)
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  • Summary:

New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa protects New Zealand against threats to the border. Do you want to make a positive difference to the protection of New Zealand’s border from serious threats, the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel, and the collection of customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown? 

Exciting permanent opportunities exist for suitably experienced Policy Analysts or Senior Policy Analysts to join our talented team. Working with the Customs Policy Group or within the International and Governance group, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of strategic and operational policy issues.  Our work streams range from consideration of new and emerging trade and revenue issues to law enforcement issues to engagement with international bodies. 

We are interested in hearing from people with a range of Trade/International/Customs/Legal and Economics policy experience.  You will need to demonstrate strategic thinking, good communication skills, a solid understanding of the machinery of government, and the ability to work well in a team. 

This position will require some rapid upskilling in quite detailed and complex areas (Tariff/Rules of Origin, Customs procedures). The successful candidate will also deal with international legal documents and agreements. The Trade Policy team works closely with other New Zealand and overseas agencies to grow and maintain market access for New Zealand businesses and provide strategic trade advice for Customs. 

To be successful in this role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Leading strategic advice for Customs on trade policy. Including participation in interdepartmental trade related forums such as the Business Growth Agenda (BGA) meetings, and representing Customs in international trade forums.
  • Participating in Customs Free Trade Agreement [FTA] work, including negotiation of the Customs procedures and Rules of Origin Chapters.
  • Leading Customs work on FTA up-take – providing outreach to business with others in Customs and NZ Inc., so that New Zealand exporters take full advantage of Customs provisions in FTAs.
  • Resolving FTA-related issues, in collaboration with other work areas including Trade Assurance, VOC, Service Delivery and Legal Services.
  • Developing Rules of Origin and Customs tariff Policy.
  • Coordinating enforcement of work relating to Trade Remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards). 

This role is likely to involve overseas travel from time to time. 

To apply: 

Applicants are required to be NZ Citizens or NZ Permanent Residents with 5 years’ checkable history. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a drug test and obtain Customs Security Clearance, to confidential level.  

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities, consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.

To express your interest on line please apply now by submitting a CV and Cover Letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the competencies required for the role as outlined in the position description. If you have any questions about the role please contact Suzanne Leahy at suzanne.leahy@customs.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 23 March.