Principal Policy Advisor – Investment Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1455786
  • Job Title: Principal Policy Advisor – Investment Policy
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  • Summary:
  • Play a leading role in shaping New Zealand’s economy for the future
  • Be part of a dynamic and collaborative branch at the interface of government and business
  • Bring your expertise to bear on important and interesting policy issues, while helping others to develop their skills

We are seeking a Principal Policy Advisor to join our Economic Development and Transitions Branch.

The role

The Principal Policy Advisor is a leadership position in MBIE. You will work with other advisors and the EDT branch leadership team to shape and deliver the branch’s work programme and build the culture of the branch, with significant potential to coach and mentor other team members. You will bring your proven policy, relationship and delivery skills to support our work with key partners.

Investment Policy

To transform the economy to be more productive, sustainable and inclusive, we need firms to invest more broadly that they have previously while remaining productive and competitive. Investment Policy seeks to accelerate economic development by ensuring we have the right investment settings and that businesses at different stages of their journey have the access to finance they need to take advantage of growth-enabling activities. This includes having deeper pools of capital in specific markets, support for ‘smart capital’ and increased investor capability, and that Government investment settings are aligned across multiple stakeholders.

The team engages widely with other policy and operational teams within MBIE and across government. We work across regions and sectors and with firms at all levels of capability.

About you

We are looking for a big picture thinker who can bring a range of analytics and relationships to bear to create meaningful, actionable policies and cross-agency co-ordination.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Have a strong understanding of policy processes, delivering robust and strategic advice
  • Effectively lead and deliver complex work programmes
  • Build credible, respected relationships and engage with diverse stakeholders to influence outcomes (including Ministers, staff in partner agencies, Maori partners, industry partners, and other key external stakeholders)
  • Provide active coaching and mentoring support to others
  • Flexibly respond to changes in priorities and demands for work, and able to manage associated risks

Knowledge of the investment landscape, investment policy or financial economics would be an added advantage.

We offer

We are the lead advisor on economic development, and this is an exciting opportunity to shape the Governments investment policy strategy and thinking. Across the Ministry we also hold a number of levers that directly affect our business environment, and we offer the ability to work on policy issues that make a real difference. Through on the job learning, and opportunities for more formal career development, you will be able to grow your career in a number of areas.  And we’ll help you manage a healthy work life balance through flexible and other work options


All applications must be submitted via our online process.

If you have any questions please email or call 04 901 8335

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 23 March