Job title: Policy Analysts - Social Well Being and Economic and International Policy Teams
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: AoG Participating Agency
Expertise: Public Sector & Government
Skills: Policy Advisor Policy Analyst Social Policy
Salary type: Annual
Location: Wellington, NZ
Job published: 25-02-2021
Job ID: 39370

Job Description

Policy Analysts - Social Well Being and Economic and International Policy Teams

Permanent opportunities.

  • Join a passionate team engaged in meaningful and interesting work.
  • Contribute to improving outcomes for NZ women and girls.
  • Opportunity to work on a range of policy issues - from social wellbeing to international policy to economics policy

We are looking for motivated and experienced policy analysts who want to be at the forefront of developing policy to improve outcomes for NZ women and girls

About the Ministry for Women

Manatū Wāhine, the Ministry for Women works to improve outcomes for New Zealand women and girls. We are the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better results for New Zealand women.   Our vision is that Aotearoa New Zealand is a great place to be a woman or girl, wāhine Māori succeed as Māori, and gender is not a barrier to wellbeing.

We are a small agency and operate a ‘one-Ministry’ culture where everyone pitches in and contributes to the whole of our work programme. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a small Ministry across a range of priority issues that impact on New Zealand women and girls.

About the opportunity

You will lead the Ministry’s policy advice on economic and international issues such as the gender pay gap, pay equity, APEC 2021, and on social wellbeing issues such as women in leadership and business, valuing unpaid work, and violence prevention.

You will also provide analysis, advice and information on policy and legislative proposals from across government and align the Ministry policy advice with cross-sector and ‘whole of government’ policies.

You will also be comfortable working in a fast paced and agile work environment.

This role provides you with an opportunity to gain experience working with senior analysts as well as being able to provide briefings and ministerials directly to the Minister’s office.

To be successful in this role, you need:

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience as a Policy Analyst (these roles are not suitable for a new graduate)
  • Tertiary qualification and strong machinery of Government knowledge
  • Experience in leading or contributing significantly to policy programmes
  • Experience in providing written or verbal advice to the senior leadership team and Ministers
  • Excellent written communication skills and experience in providing timely and quality responses to a range of Ministerial correspondence such as PQs, OIAs, speeches, briefing papers and meeting notes
  • An understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how to apply them to your work, and knowledge of Te Aō Māori.

A full job description is attached.

The salary range for this role is $65,960- $89,240.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Priti Saboo at 021 193 8181.

If this role sounds like you click ‘Apply now’ or send your CV and Covering Letter to priti.saboo@nicherecruitment.co.nz .

Applications close on 12th March 2021.

Working flexibly

The Ministry for Women values diversity in our workforce. We select on capability, not gender and welcome expressions of interest from a wide range of candidates. We are also a flexible-by-default organisation. We have a range of flexible working arrangements in place with our staff including part time hours, compressed workweek and remote working. We work together to put in place flexible arrangements that best suit each individual, their team and the organisation. We are open to considering a flexible arrangement for this role, so please let us know how that might best work for you as part of your application.