Senior Policy Analyst – Food Skills & Science Policy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1430456
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst – Food Skills & Science Policy
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Are you keen to work in a high profile work area?
  • Are you smart, driven and looking for your next move in your Policy career?
  • Are you looking to work in a high quality collegial policy team?

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Policy Analyst to join our team. The role will focus on food related policies and regulation that interface with improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and supporting the trans-Tasman Food Treaty through the collaborative joint Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation System.  It will involve working with stakeholders on a variety of interesting topics relating to New Zealand’s food system.

A career at MPI offers great collegial support and engagement, a range of training and development opportunities, and a varied and topical work programme. There will also be opportunities to contribute, engage with Ministers and senior leaders and interact with key stakeholders.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst who:

  • has experience in a policy/regulatory role
  • applies critical thinking and analytical skills to challenge the status quo
  • provides clear, concise, well-reasoned and practical advice
  • will bring a ‘can do’ attitude and take ownership of their work to deliver the best results
  • has strong interpersonal skills and the desire to make a positive contribution to the team
  • has knowledge of or an interest in food safety or the primary sectors and their setting with New Zealand’s environmental, economic, social and political decision making

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

  • The Food Policy team at MPI works on a broad range of issues central to the management of domestic food production and international trade in food. We are responsible for providing advice on a wide range of topical food related issues, leading New Zealand’s input into our trans-Tasman Food Treaty, legislative and regulatory review and the development of policies relating to food.
  • MPI is committed to growing and protecting New Zealand’s primary sector. New Zealand’s reputation for producing exceptional, high-quality food is fundamental to our exporting success. It also impacts on every New Zealander, who wants to know that the food they are purchasing and consuming is safe. This makes Food Policy one of the most visible policy areas of the Ministry.

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level.

Applications close: 20th November 2019

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.