Senior/Policy Advisor – Tourism Policy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 18-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1495008-W
  • Job Title: Senior/Policy Advisor – Tourism Policy
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  • Summary:
  • Help the tourism sector transition and rebuild to be more productive, sustainable, inclusive and resilient
  • Apply and develop your policy skills in leading edge work to address some of the systemic challenges arising from tourism
  • Deliver a balance of strategic policy advice through to short-term and practical
  • Make a real difference for all 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 “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 in the post COVID-19 environment as we work towards key government priorities. There couldn’t be a better time to join us and make an impact! 


MBIE is the lead advisor on tourism to the Government. The Tourism branch coordinates across the tourism system to ensure the current and future settings are productive, sustainable, inclusive and resilient. We are responsible for influencing policy across the public service to drive system change, as well as maintaining the significant government investment in the tourism portfolio. We work with regions to shape the destination management plans developed by regions and identified projects.


The Tourism sector is diverse and ranges from a few large multinational organisations through to many small and seasonal operators. The Tourism sector has been significantly impacted by the closure of our border to international visitors. While this is a challenging time for the wider tourism sector, it is an interesting time to reset tourism in New Zealand. Our team are implementing the $400m Tourism Recovery Package and working closely with the Tourism Futures Taskforce. We are most successful when we work with industry and communities to implement practical solutions to resolve major strategic problems as we have done with visitor levies, resolving freedom camping issues and helping communities deal with tourism growth.



About our Advisors and Senior Policy Advisors


Our Advisors and Senior Policy Advisors work on complex and high profile government projects. They apply their policy expertise and experience 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 learn from experts and 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 have permanent policy opportunities in the Tourism Policy and Tourism Systems and Insights team. Working with colleagues across a number of MBIE teams, you will act as a key member of the Tourism branch.

Ideally you will need to:

  • Be a strong writer and analytical thinker 
  • Apply economic frameworks to a range of policy issues
  • Provide robust policy analysis, advice and intellectual leadership
  • Assist and challenge other policy team members and staff across MBIE to think laterally about policy issues and solutions
  • Foster an open, collaborative environment that encourages quality, innovation, on-going learning and knowledge sharing
  • Be able to develop and implement projects
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.


Come join us and make a difference to New Zealanders

Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. For a confidential chat please contact Paige at quoting ref MBIE/1495008. 


Applications close 5pm, 29 November 2020