Senior Policy Analyst & Senior Planner

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 27-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1451910
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst & Senior Planner
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  • Summary:
  • Provide strategic policy advice on climate change
  • Exciting work programme
  • Flexible working approach

Join our amazing team and use your analytical skills that will make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment.  

About the roles 

We are looking for a Senior Policy Analyst and a Senior Planner to support our Climate Change Adaptation work programme.  The work will involve developing the government’s first National Adaptation Plan as well as policy and planning advice to feed into the cross-government Community Resilience Work Programme. 

Senior Policy Analyst 

You will be responsible for providing policy advice to help New Zealand adapt to the impacts of climate change.  Skills in partnering, engagement and communication will be essential in this role, along with experience in the development and implementation of action plans. 

Senior Planner 

You will be responsible for providing advice on legislative frameworks to support adaptation action. Knowledge of key planning legislation such as the Resource Management Act 1991 and Local Government Act 2002, is essential to this role. 

In both roles you will: 

  • provide coordination and technical leadership for the team/project
  • draw on your experience as a climate change professional (or professional in a related field) to provide policy advice to the Minister
  • have the opportunity to mentor junior members of the team.

Skills and Experience 

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • experience in climate change adaptation would be an advantage
  • demonstrated experience in resource management planning and/or local plan-making processes
  • strong analytical skills
  • leadership and mentoring experience
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • demonstrated skills in stakeholder management and engagement across diverse groups
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, and an ability to quickly build credibility and trust
  • understanding of Te Ao Māori.

Most importantly you will be passionate about looking for realistic and commercially viable ways of achieving environmental outcomes.   

What’s in it for you?  

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:  

  • A flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • Agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • An active social club and employee networks
  • Opportunities for development and education.

How to apply  

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: 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 role please contact Fiona Newlove at or Rachel Ward

Salary range – $92,412 to $119,592 pa.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.   

Applications close: Thursday, 12 March 2020  

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.