Senior Policy Analysts

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1429912
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analysts
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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 a senior policy analyst who is looking for a new challenge in a diverse and dynamic policy area?

Or, are you a policy analyst who is ready to step up?

Are you passionate about growing and protecting New Zealand?

Would you like to be part of a fun and high performing team?

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Directorate in the Policy and Trade Branch provides strategic policy advice and analysis on biosecurity and animal welfare.

We help ensure that our world-leading biosecurity system protects New Zealand’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being from pests and diseases. We regulate the border and help ensure that domestic biosecurity responses have the tools they need.

We advise the government on animal welfare, and develop legislation and regulations on these issues.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the roles

This is a great opportunity for passionate and talented policy professionals to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to tackle some interesting policy issues while developing their skills and knowledge.

Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga – Who are we looking for?

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • At least two years of previous policy experience
  • Good knowledge of government systems and processes
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to find policy solutions and to think broadly and systematically
  • Collaborative working style; and
  • Ability to network and maintain relationships.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for growing and protecting New Zealand. We have a team of hard-working and passionate people in a variety of roles making this happen.

MPI is focussed on flexible working and career pathways. We will work to help you grow.

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

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

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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. All applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

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

Internal candidates should ensure their current manager is aware of their application.

Applications close: 19th 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.