Senior Policy Advisor – New Permanent Opportunities

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1501631-D
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor – New Permanent Opportunities
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  • Summary:
  • Solve complex policy challenges
  • Work alongside passionate people and communities
  • Make a real difference for New Zealanders


About our MBIE policy community

MBIE has a diverse range of policy, regulatory and service delivery responsibilities that help build the economic success of New Zealand.  Our purpose is to “grow New Zealand for all” and our work makes a difference to many aspects of New Zealanders’ daily lives.  This work is all the more important with many key government priorities being delivered in 2021 and beyond. There couldn’t be a better time to join us and make an impact! 

MBIE has a well-established public policy community.  We work with multiple Ministers across a wide range of subjects; from building and resources, to science and innovation, to Maori economic development, to labour and employment, plus many more.  Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied. For more information go to: MBIE Policy Community.   


About our Senior Policy Advisors

Our Senior Policy Advisors work on complex and high profile government policy projects.  They apply their policy expertise to deliver results for New Zealand. They use their strong communication and influencing skills to engage and work collaboratively with various groups. They have great knowledge of legislative frameworks and processes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and a strong understanding of the wider political environment to better position New Zealand for the future.

Our Senior Policy Advisors work across different levels to share their own knowledge with others. With the wide variety of work across the different policy areas, there are numerous development opportunities to grow and build their careers within MBIE.


Are you who we are looking for?

We are looking for motivated people with experience in problem solving complex problems and formulating high-quality policy advice for a range of stakeholders and projects.

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience leading complex policy projects within central government
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori
  • Wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
  • Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
  • Demonstrated capability in working with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
  • Passion for leading and coaching others to develop their policy craft and take their careers to the next level
  • The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results 

You may be a seasoned policy professional looking for that next challenge or ready to take your next step into a Senior Policy Advisor role – we’d love to hear from you!


These new opportunities are in the following teams (please refer attached Team Profiles for more information):

  • Employment Standards
  • Enterprise Policy
  • Strategy and Evaluation – Building System Performance
  • Strategic Policy Integration
  • Trade and International

Come join us and make a difference to New Zealanders

Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter stating any special area(s)/team(s) of interest and your preferred work location. Information regarding the teams, their work and work location options can be found in the attached Team Profile document.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.  We welcome your enquiries – for a confidential chat please contact Paige quoting ref MBIE/1501631-D


Applications close 5pm Tuesday 26 January 2021