Senior Policy Analysts

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1447246
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analysts
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  • Summary:
  • Opportunities to showcase your strong policy and interpersonal skills
  • Wellington location
  • Permanent roles and 8 month fixed term role to cover parental leave


The Ministry of Health is supporting the Government in its commitment to the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations’ system to ensure it provides people with the highest levels of health care, regardless of who they are or where they live.


Two of our Directorates require people with demonstrated experience in the application of policy principles across complex work programmes, strong stakeholder management and communications skills, a track record of problem solving and formulating high quality advice.


As a Senior Policy Analyst or an experienced policy analyst looking for the next career step, you will be able to provide clear, accurate, well-reasoned policy advice that is targeted to the audience it’s going to.  You will take ownership and action on challenges, working collaboratively with others and you are all about making a positive contribution to the team.


We want to hear from applicants that are:

  • Naturally curious
  • Interested in regulatory policy and broader system policy
  • Experienced with core government processes and working with Ministers
  • Comfortable working across a broad range of complex policy issues
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment


The System Strategy and Policy Directorate works closely with Ministers and Cabinet to provide high quality health advice to inform the decisions they make on behalf of the Government. 


The Disability Directorate provides leadership and stewardship to the disability sector, including policy advice, and is an environment whree you can make a real impact in community based services for people with disabilities and their families.


We value your personal and professional development and will support your policy aspirations through our policy capability building programme.


You will find a copy of a Position Description attached or online at

For further information, contact


Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.  You will be considered for all roles unless you advise in your cover letter that you have a preference for a specific Directorate.


Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23 February 2020


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.