Senior Policy Advisor (NZ Procurement and Property)

Posted on 16-Apr-2018
Application Close Date: 22-Apr-2018
Job Details
Policy and Research
Position Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Description

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  • Use your skills and expertise to shape procurement and property functional leadership
  • Work on topical issues that have impacts across the New Zealand Government
  • Permanent full time opportunity
  • Wellington based position


The New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP) Branch is engaged in an ambitious programme to improve procurement capability and commercial outcomes across New Zealand government.  We are currently seeking an experienced policy advisor to join a small, but talented Policy Team.


If you are a senior level advisor or an experienced advisor looking for a new challenge in an area growing in importance and influence, then we would love to hear from you.


The policy team has a range of responsibilities and is involved in a variety to activities that touch on many areas within and outside MBIE. These include:

  • Responsibilities for the relationship with the Ministers' offices
  • Developing and maintaining the government procurement regulatory framework with a specific focus on the strategic use of procurement and property to deliver Government's priorities; for example, increasing the participation of New Zealand businesses in government procurement, incorporating skills development, contributing to regional development and Maori economic development, and support the reduction of emissions;
  • Participation in the programme of work relating to New Zealand's international engagements on government procurement; and
  • Identifying system-wide procurement and property issues and working with the Corporate Centre on solutions for improvement


The Senior Policy Advisor will lead policy initiatives across this wide range of activities and the “centre-led” approach of procurement and property functional leadership. To be successful, you will be action-oriented and solution focussed. You will need to collect information from a range of sources, assess situations quickly, identify options that are appropriate and practical, and engage credibly with procurement and property practitioners across government agencies, policy professionals in MBIE and other agencies, and the business community.


Applications close 5 pm on Sunday 22 April 2018