Senior Policy Advisor – AOG Cross Agency

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1496153
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor – AOG Cross Agency
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  • Summary:
  • Secondment/fixed-term 12 months, based in Wellington
  • Working strategically across government to influence positive and meaningful policy change for better outcomes for our Pacific people
  • Great relationships across government to provide policy advice to ensure the voice of Pacific is heard
  • Social policy and population-based policy that brings the voice of our Pacific People into social policy outcomes

As a Senior Policy Advisor, you bring a confidence around your skills and ability to engage and influence stakeholders on policy execution and positive change for Pacific people. You will support the AOG Cross Agency policy team in the DCE All-of-Government (AOG) forum and wider strategic Pacific initiatives. Exciting time to join us The Ministry for Pacific Peoples makes a significant contribution to improving outcomes for Pacific People. We bring Pacific voices, perspectives and understanding into the fabric of New Zealand government. We act as guardians and caretakers where Pacific knowledge, cultures, and identities interface with the New Zealand government. This makes us a key player in role modelling cross government collaboration and in coordinating government’s investments into shifting outcomes for Pacific people.

What you will do in this role:

  • Support and provide policy advice on programmes of work across the government system to deliver strategic policy outcomes for Pacific people
  • Deliver research and write submissions, reports, briefs, and other policy outputs
  • Influence and contribute to comments on behalf of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples on a wide range of government and agency policies, strategies and proposals
  • Utilise your extensive cross-agency relationships to proactively stay across the government and policy landscape
  • Support Deputy Chief Executives at the AOG DCE Pacific forum to ensure that strategic initiatives and Pacific programmes are visible
  • Identify and seek new opportunities for strategic future policy thinking through inter-agency engagement, using your strong connections and government network
  • Enact the Lalanga Fou principles in the delivery of your work programme and through your relationships and networks
  • Extend your existing network of stakeholders from across government, not-for-profit, community groups and industry sectors – ensuring AOG have visibility of Pacific goals

What you will bring to the role:

  • Solid social policy or population-based policy experience and/or government relations experience in strategic policy, not for profit organisations, or political office
  • A network of professional and seasoned policy advisors that know how to collaborate and deliver outcomes
  • Experience in leading cross-government discussions and forums that demonstrate collaboration and collectivism
  • Excellent written communication and verbal skills, with the ability to confidently communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Good understanding of the machinery of government and how to navigate it
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to engage collaboratively with different audiences on complex policy issues
  • Solid policy development skills, including the ability to develop and critique policy frameworks and strategies, and analyse and draw robust insights from data and other sources of information

Working for us

At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we offer attractive employment benefits including market salary, healthcare insurance for our permanent employees, flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies. The work is challenging, and you will be rewarded by contributing to enacting positive outcomes for Pacific people.

Please email if you would like more information and quote the position title in the subject. Applications will be reviewed throughout advertising and we may reach out to you if further information is required.

Applications close on Sunday, 29 November 2020.