Ministry for the Environment
Here at the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) we value our people and we love to do things differently. Our people are from diverse backgrounds and work in flexible ways. We are all committed to our responsibility as primary advisors to the Government on the environment.
We tackle the most critical issues that impact on our environment, supporting New Zealand to become the most liveable place in the world.
We are looking for both a Senior Policy Analyst and a Senior Analyst to join our Strategy and Stewardship Division.
The Strategy and Stewardship division aims to strengthen the evidence base used to inform decisions – helping New Zealanders to put the environment at the center of those decisions. We want to strengthen our evidence base so it reflects what matters to New Zealanders, to help inform the decisions we all have to take. We gather knowledge, we build insights from it and we translate it so others can make use of it.
This is an exciting time to join us: we are working with others to enhance New Zealand’s environmental monitoring and reporting system. With the scale of environmental challenges increasingly apparent, there is a fundamental need to ensure our data and science system is fit for purpose and we understand the impacts of our decisions. Our work is outward facing and looks wider than the Ministry – considering the shifts needed across the environmental science and data system, including what we monitor and report on in New Zealand and how we partner with others to make progress.
We have two full-time permanent positions for innovative, positive and adaptable people with the skills to work at the science policy interface. Namely a:
Please specify in your cover letter which of these two roles you are interested in.
Do you have what it takes?
We are looking for people who can bring some of the following to our diverse talent pool:
We are looking for candidates with relevant academic qualifications. Please also highlight if you have particular knowledge or experience related to working at the science policy interface, current knowledge of the environmental monitoring and/or reporting system, and/or Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview).
Here at MfE, Senior Policy Analysts/Senior Analysts typically bring a minimum of five years of relevant work experience. Working in a team environment, you will need the ability to lead projects and to mentor and coach junior staff. You will ideally have experience with government and policy processes and regulation, or the application of science in a regulatory setting.
Additionally, experience building relationships with iwi/Māori or understanding of Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) would be beneficial, but this is not mandatory and should not stop you from applying.
As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you:
How to Apply
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.
If you require further information about the roles please contact Nicola Sole by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary range for this role is $92,412, to $119,592 per annum. Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.
Applications close: 23 March 2020 . While traditioanlly based in Wellington – this role could be based out of christchurch or Auckland.