Senior Analyst – Economic Strategy / Economic Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 25643
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst – Economic Strategy / Economic Policy
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  • Summary:

Help us strengthen our strategic policy capability and ensure that we take a strategy-led approach to our policy work.

  • New Directorate focussing on each of the Governments key priorities: to keep New Zealanders safe from COVID-19; accelerate our economic recovery; and to lay the foundations for a better future
  • Our work spans immediate issues facing New Zealand: from COVID-19, the current economic situation, and regulations about to be considered by Cabinet to longer-term issues facing New Zealand such as climate change, and how to integrate that into current economic strategy
  • Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we work and how we think about economic strategy for all New Zealanders

Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury is the New Zealand Government’s lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to raise living standards for New Zealanders.

We are continuing to build our focus on Economic Strategy at the Treasury and to this end have recently created new Economic Strategy and Economic Policy teams. We are now on the lookout for some exceptional Senior Analysts to work across a range of key economic policy and strategy issues within this exciting new space.  We welcome diversity and would love applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, including policy generalists and those with experience in micro and macroeconomics.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide advice to Ministers on the formation and implementation of the Government’s economic strategy, and how that might play out in this time of heightened uncertainty
  • Work on significant Treasury reports about key fiscal and economic challenges and policy options; and the state of wellbeing in New Zealand
  • Provide advice to support the Government to manage the COVID-19 crisis
  • Contribute to thinking across the Treasury on New Zealand’s long-term economic challenges and how to integrate the strands of our macroeconomic and microeconomic advice
  • Provide advice to Ministers on budget spending priorities to support its goals
  • Contribute to the Treasury’s work to deepen our advice on Maori and Pacific peoples’ economic development
  • Develop your leadership and coaching skills within the Directorate
  • Support the Secretary of the Treasury in her roles on leading the Economic Chief Executive’s group and as a member of the COVID Chief Executive’s Board.

To be successful, you will bring:

  • Experience as a high performing policy professional (five plus years), confident in a range of core policy skills with a curious policy mind
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to be a team player, able to adapt to new teams and working rhythms
  • A strong delivery focus and be an effective problem solver
  • A high level of adaptability and resilience, comfortable working on fast moving and high priority issues
  • Strong communication skills and a natural ability to positively influence others and offer support that drives the accomplishment of goals.

In return we can offer you:

  • Excellent mentoring support and work within a supportive, collaborative and high‑performing team
  • Interesting and exciting work across a range of areas with opportunities to bring new ideas into important conversations.

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 amongst its employees and encourages a positive work life balance so talk to us about flexible working.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and to learn more please contact us here.  

Applications close on Thursday 11 February.  All applications must be made online.