Policy Advisor - PDU | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| PD Policy Advisor December 2020.pdf (PDF, 611KB)
|Application Close Date:||29-Jan-2021|
- Opportunity to join the PDU's Strategy, and Policy team
- Permanent position, Wellington based
- Salary range $68K - $86K depending on experience
About the role:
As part of the Strategy and Policy team in the Provincial Development Unit, the Policy Advisor will focus on providing advice on a range of areas that contribute to regional economic development throughout New Zealand. We are a multi-disciplinary policy team, drawing on a range of skills to work across the unit, including with the Investment Management and Regional Development teams. We have an exciting work programme to deliver that will expose you to a wide range of work beyond traditional policy.
Providing sound, evidence informed advice and contributing to key work programmes including complex and high profile subjects will be central to this role.
Who we're looking for
We are looking for a policy professional who can apply their skills across a range of policy and operational problems. You will be is skilled at working across diverse teams, groups and subjects. In particular, we value:
- The ability to work on cross-cutting issues and the confidence to work in a complex and ambiguous operating environment
- Proven critical thinking, analytical skills and an enquiring mind to challenge the status quo
- Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, for example: Ministers, Officials, Iwi, other agencies and stakeholders
- Good quantitative skills and strategic thinking
About the PDU
The Provincial Development Unit (PDU) has been established to be the focal point within Government for regional economic development. Its priorities are to enhance economic development opportunities, create sustainable jobs, enable Māori to reach their full potential, boost social inclusion and participation, build resilient communities, and help meet New Zealand's climate change targets.
Why work for us?
Developing our staff is a key focus for MBIE. We aim to create a culture where staff 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.
The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All. 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.
Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
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 Lapulou Mo'ale at Lapulou.Moale@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1498050 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021