Policy Project Manager - Policy and Programme Services

Posted on 05-Apr-2018
Application Close Date: 22-Apr-2018
Job Details
Policy and Research
Position Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Job Reference:
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Job Description

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  • Are you an experienced policy professional who has a good working knowledge of public policy and legislative processes?
  • Do you want to be involved in helping to deliver on the government's exciting and ambitious housing and urban development plans
  • Fixed term Opportunity to deliver a legislative project – Wellington CBD


About us

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

The Housing and Urban Branch (HUB) is the government's lead advisor on housing and urban performance.  We deliver initiatives which ensure current and future generations live in good houses and great communities. The HUB provides policy and regulatory advice on New Zealand's housing and urban markets, including housing affordability, quality, safety and choice, infrastructure to support housing and urban development and the performance of New Zealand's urban systems in delivering economic growth and overall wellbeing.

To achieve this we want to attract and keep staff who are engaged and motivated, and feel supported and developed to deliver to their maximum potential.


About the role

The Policy and Programme Services (PPS) team provides a range of services to support the HUB to develop and deliver its work programme, particularly in the areas of; Strategy and governance, Programme and project management, Stakeholder engagement and Business management functions. Policy programmes often operate with high levels of uncertainty and we bring a flexible approach to implementing project management in this environment.


What you will need to bring

We are looking to bring in an experienced public sector policy professional with a logical and structural way of working into the PPS team to help support delivery across a number of complex legislation projects.

They will be working to the responsible policy manager(s) and will assist the project leadership consisting of the Policy manager and the Policy lead for the work.

The ideal candidate;

  • is an experienced policy professional who has a good working knowledge of the public policy and legislation processes
  • has experience in project management, managing policy projects or project management certification (would be an advantage) with demonstrated experience
  • needs to be experienced enough to provide challenge to project leadership in a constructive manner
  • is flexible enough to tailor their approach to meet the needs of the project
  • is savvy enough to identify risks before they become issues and competent enough to deliver all of the basics of project management, reporting and project documentation.



If this sounds like you and you and you are interested to use your relevant knowledge and experience in a project delivery context, then we would like to hear from you.

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website application form (careers.mbie.govt.nz). Here you will also be able to review the job description.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Peter van de Merwe at Peter.vandeMerwe@mbie.govt.nz quoting reference MBIE/1317897 with further questions.


Applications close at 5 pm Sunday 22nd April 2018.