Senior Analyst/Analyst x2 – Economic System (Financial Markets & EQC Teams)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 21484
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst/Analyst x2 – Economic System (Financial Markets & EQC Teams)
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Be part of a supportive, passionate and high performing Treasury team focusing on critical policy reforms and influence changes that have real impacts on New Zealanders. 

  • Flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Make a real impact on the wellbeing of New Zealanders
  • Opportunities to work on a range of interesting and important policy issues 


The Treasury is the New Zealand Government’s lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to be a world-leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.  We have two opportunities for talented and high achieving Senior Analysts/Analysts to join the Financial Market Policy and Earthquake Commission teams.

The Financial Market Policy and Earthquake Commission teams head The Treasury’s advice to the Minister of Finance on capital markets, focusing on banking insurance, savings, and New Zealand’s disaster risk insurance arrangements. 

Our positions provide you with an opportunity to: 

  • Develop the Treasury’s policy advice on banking, insurance, superannuation, savings and Earthquake Commission policy
  • Regularly engage with Ministers and senior officials across the public sector
  • Enhance your relationship management skills working with the Reserve Bank, MBIE, the Financial Markets Authority, EQC, industry, and international agencies
  • Hone your intellectual leadership and analytical skills in a supportive and collaborative environment. The Treasury provides significant scope to bring new ideas into policy discussions
  • Coach junior staff and assist in team leadership
  • Prepare yourself for a more senior role through stretch opportunities, a focus on personal development, and a range of personalised training. 


Reporting to the Team Leader, Financial Markets Policy, you will have the opportunity to advise on:

  • How the public’s wellbeing and government finances are impacted by changes to New Zealand superannuation and KiwiSaver policy settings
  • Whether insurance markets are operating effectively, in the interest of New Zealanders
  • The economic and fiscal impacts of financial and/or capital market regulation
  • The government’s role in managing a financial sector crisis, including the role of overseas governments and regulators
  • Trans-Tasman coordination on finance sector policy and risk management 


Reporting to the Manager of the Earthquake Commission team you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop the Treasury’s policy advice related to the Earthquake Commission, its legislation, and policy issues arising from the Canterbury earthquakes
  • Help shape ongoing responses to the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes
  • Advise on the evolution of New Zealand’s future disaster risk insurance arrangements.


These roles would suit someone with a tertiary qualification and between 2-4 years’ experience for the Analyst position and at least five years’ experience providing policy or economic advice for the Senior Analyst position.  We are looking for someone who can bring: 

  • Well-developed written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts clearly, succinctly and with influence
  • Solid critical thinking and analytical ability
  • Experience working collaboratively with others from a range of backgrounds
  • An ability to drive discussion and view issues from different perspectives 


An understanding of general economic or policy concepts, regulation, and/or financial theory would be useful, but advanced quantitative skills or direct experience in financial markets are not required. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential. The Treasury values diversity and inclusive work practices amongst its employees and encourages a positive work/non-work balance so please talk to us about flexible work options.

The appointment ranges are: $78,069 – $91,846 for the Analyst position and $112,837 – $132,749 for the Senior Analyst position.

Applications close – Sunday 24 November.  All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Descriptions for further detail and for more information please contact Amy Billitt (