Senior Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: 21426
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst
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  • Summary:

Senior Analysts, Child Poverty Unit

Child Poverty Reduction Unit, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Wellington-based

We have two Senior Analyst roles to fill and are looking for dedicated individuals who will contribute their unique abilities and experience to this important work.  One role will be for a permanent position and the other a fixed term position for six-months to cover parental leave. For the fixed term position we will consider secondees from other agencies.

About the Unit

The Government wants New Zealand to be the best place in the world to be a child and has initiated via legislation the development of a cross-government work programme to give effect to this priority.

The Child Poverty Unit (CPU) sits within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). It supports the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction on the implementation of the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018, working across government on policies with a focus on reducing child poverty. The CPU works closely with the Child Wellbeing Unit on the child and youth wellbeing strategy.

About the Role

This role will develop and deliver high-quality policy advice and support to influence government decisions that will focus on reducing child poverty and improving child wellbeing. 

The Senior Analyst is also expected to routinely display both people and intellectual leadership.

Other key aspects of the role will include:

  • Delivering high quality policy analysis, advice and policy support to Ministers and senior managers
  • Leading and/or contributing to the writing of DPMC briefings, Cabinet Papers or other advice requested by Ministers
  • Provide intellectual leadership by bringing new ideas into policy discussions and contributing to setting the agenda
  • Providing input to responses to Ministerial correspondence, OIA requests, parliamentary questions and other ad hoc requests from MinistersThis role will require a confident Senior Analyst with experience in developing and providing policy advice in related areas, including applying and adapting analytical frameworks and tools. You will need to hit the ground running and be comfortable working independently using good judgment.  You will have strong written and verbal skills with the ability to engage with different sectors and communicate complex issues and concepts clearly, succinctly and with influence.To apply, or to view the job description please click on the relevant link in this advert.
  • The application period closes on midday Friday 8 November 2019.  Please note interviews may commence with suitable candidates prior to the closing date.
  • In return, the successful applicant will be provided with an opportunity to step into a dynamic and pivotal Government role and have regular interaction with a wide range of stakeholders from across Government and the wider community.

Skills and Experience

This role will require a confident Senior Analyst with experience in developing and providing policy advice in related areas, including applying and adapting analytical frameworks and tools. You will need to hit the ground running and be comfortable working independently using good judgment.  You will have strong written and verbal skills with the ability to engage with different sectors and communicate complex issues and concepts clearly, succinctly and with influence.

In return, the successful applicant will be provided with an opportunity to step into a dynamic and pivotal Government role and have regular interaction with a wide range of stakeholders from across Government and the wider community.

To apply, or to view the job description please click on the relevant link in this advert.

The application period closes on midday Tuesday 12 November 2019.  Please note interviews may commence with suitable candidates prior to the closing date.