Senior Policy Advisor - Space Policy | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| JD Senior Policy Advisor.pdf (PDF, 380KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-May-2019|
- Help chart New Zealand's future as a responsible space faring nation and enable a flourishing space eco-system
- Lead the development of complex and ambiguous strategic and operational policy
- Work in a cutting edge environment that requires agility and quick thinking as markets and technologies rapidly evolve
- Contribute to New Zealand's international profile as a responsible space actor
- Work with a great bunch of people in a collegial team environment
About the role
The Senior Policy Advisor will be expected to lead and deliver a variety of policy projects relating to space matters. These projects will change over time, and you will be expected to have the skills and agility to work across a diverse range of activities, which could include shaping, developing and delivering:
- National interest determinations as part of Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Act 2017 licensing processes
- Operational space policyto support the regulation of space activities in New Zealand
- Policy positions on discrete issues relevant to the use of space
- New Zealand's offshore engagement on space issues
Our agency operates in a way that provides scope and flexibility to respond to priorities. We are looking for people with the following attributes:
- Very strong learning agility and analytical skills, with a track record in delivering robust and innovative strategic and/or operational policy advice
- Proven track record in successful collaboration with domestic and international partners
- Ability to use strategic and advanced critical thinking to identify priorities and key issues for New Zealand as a space actor internationally
- Ability to develop a deep understanding of New Zealand's interests in relation to space issues, and the domestic and international context in which those interests can be advanced
Skills and experience required:
We are keen to hear from you if you have:
- Proven experience in space policy development or a closely relevant field e.g. industry policy development for a technology-heavy sector, international security policy, or defence policy.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field e.g. economics, international relations, public policy, or law.
- Previous experience in roles requiring stakeholder management and influencing, particularly in an international setting.
- Must have legal right to live and work in NZ
- Must hold or be eligible to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
- Knowledge of space technology and market trends is an advantage.
About the team:
This position sits within the New Zealand Space Agency, the lead government agency for space policy, regulation and business development and a business unit within the Science, Innovation, & International (SII) branch. The SII branch sits within the Labour, Science, and Enterprise Group.
Why work for us?
Developing our policy staff is a key focus for MBIE. We aim to create a culture where policy staff members are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box. Being the largest policy shop in NZ, MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments, rotations to other branches and study opportunities.
How to apply:
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Email Fi Sanderson at Fi.Sanderson@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1395993 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 27 May 2019.