Policy Director - Economic Development and Transitions | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Policy Director EDT position description Sept19.docx (Word, 74KB)
|Application Close Date:||20-Sep-2019|
- Champion digital economy policy across government and beyond
- Use your influencing skills to drive policy development
- Connect the branch with wider stakeholders to encourage collaboration and quality outputs
- Permanent role based in Wellington with flexible work options available
MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance; with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities.
The Economic Development and Transition Branch is responsible for providing policy advice on issues relating to the growth of our firms, sectors and regions. We are also interested in how the government supports sectors, regions and workers through transitions, whether they be from adapting to climate change policy responses, or other effects such as automation or technological disruption.
We work hard, on interesting topics and with a range of diverse stakeholders. We like to work collaboratively, and harness the knowledge and ideas of others with different perspectives and experience. We like to celebrate success, support each other on the challenges, and importantly, we enjoy what we do.
This is a senior role that supports the General Manager to set the strategic direction for the Branch and influence the broader work of the Ministry. As Policy Director, you will provide connections across the branch and group, support the delivery of our work programme, including by providing leadership of complex whole-of-government and multi-sector issues.
A particular focus of the role is the championing of digital economy policy across government and beyond. You will work with MBIE and other government colleagues to drive and coordinate digital policy, including by bringing international perspectives to domestic challenges. You will connect with industry to gain the perspectives of firms and workers from across the technology spectrum.
You will work collaboratively with senior managers to build the capability of the branch and to ensure the quality and consistency of policy advice and practices to support MBIE's strategic direction. You will be a leader and an expert, bringing significant depth of experience, political nous, and strong relationship skills.
The role works closely with a range of other internal and external stakeholders including the other policy teams and service delivery arms within MBIE, other government agencies, regions, industry and businesses.
You must have the following skills and attributes
- Strategic thinking skills and the ability to make connections within and between work programmes across the organisation and beyond.
- A wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes, including the latest developments in techniques and practices.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders.
- A solid understanding of the key influences on the New Zealand economy and business environment, and on New Zealand's lasting prosperity and wellbeing.
- The desire to work on whole-of-organisation, whole-of-government and whole-of-public sector issues.
- A tertiary qualification, preferably post-graduate, in social science, economics, law, public policy or a related discipline and relevant experience in a senior public sector role.
- Significant experience in leading policy work at senior levels, working with regulatory policy and policy design.
- Demonstrated political nous and pragmatism – and an ability to partner with others.
How to find out more and apply
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Applications close at 5pm on Friday 20th September