Unit Manager – Governance and Economics

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 3526-2
  • Job Title: Unit Manager – Governance and Economics
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  • Summary:
  • As Chief Development Economist, provide insights on best development practice, and represent the New Zealand Aid Programme domestically and internationally.
  • Lead a team providing economic and governance expertise and leadership across the New Zealand Aid Programme
  • Provide strategic advice and framing for New Zealand’s economic support to Pacific countries, particularly as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19

This position leads a team of seven governance advisers, development economists and policy officers providing expert advice across the New Zealand Aid Programme and implementing governance and economic activities in the Pacific.

Mō mātou – About us

Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand’s values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Governance and Economics Unit Manager role leads a dedicated team that provides thematic (governance and economic) leadership across the New Zealand Aid Programme, and implements a range of activities in multiple countries in the Pacific.

You’ll be at the heart of decisions on how best New Zealand can support the economic resilience of Pacific countries in the face of Covid-19. 

Other priority areas include re-setting New Zealand’s regional judicial support activities, and developing and implementing transparency, remittances, climate financing and budget support activities.

Your team also provides economic and governance advice and technical support across the New Zealand Aid Programme.  Through this advisory role, your team helps to improve the effectiveness of our projects, and in so doing making a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a dynamic and motivated senior economist who wants to make a difference.

Ideally you will have experience working in developing countries, with aid programming or working in an economic role the New Zealand public sector.

You’ll enjoy engaging and collaborating across teams and with a range of stakeholders both in New Zealand and offshore.  You’ll also be naturally curious, drawn to identifying applicable insights and to understanding wider context.

You’ll be familiar with project delivery, and have experience driving towards an outcome, managing portfolio financials and ensuring strategic fit.

And we’re looking for someone who thrives on developing and leading engaged and resilient teams that are providing proactive and well-founded advice or delivering impactful and well-managed projects.

Me pēhea te tuku tonoTo Apply/Interested?

We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent – valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives.  We value the transferable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table.  As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.

If you bring an authentic view of New Zealand’s place in the world, we’d love to hear from you!  Apply today with your CV and cover letter. Applications close 9pm 11 February 2021.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate NZ Government Security clearance.