Trade Remedies Analyst | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Trade Remedies Analyst - v5 (Sept 2018) (1).docx (Word, 74KB)
|Application Close Date:||01-Feb-2021|
- Gain experience working on high profile investigations
- Fascinating mix of domestic and international industry
- Based in Wellington, CBD
About the team
The Trade and International team is responsible for policy on – and administration of – New Zealand's trade remedies regime, which protects domestic industry from unfair overseas competition in the form of dumped and subsidised imports. We have worked on a variety of high profile investigations, including on a variety of steel imports.
As well as responsibility for New Zealand's trade remedies regime, other areas of work within the wider Trade and International team include the impact of standards and regulations on the ability of businesses to trade and operate offshore, how we can partner with foreign governments to reduce barriers to trade, and the interface between trade policy and economic policy. We work closely with other parts of MBIE, the Treasury, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and regulators across government.
Salary Band $68-$81k
About the role
We are looking for an agile Analyst who has the ability to work across a variety of trade remedies investigations. This will involve:
- Gathering information from interested parties in trade remedies investigations, including domestic industry, importers, overseas manufacturers and overseas governments. This may involve some domestic and international travel.
- Analysing information in depth, on the basis of New Zealand's trade remedies legislation and World Trade Organisation jurisprudence.
- Preparing formal reports on: the acceptance and initiation of trade remedies applications from domestic industry; the imposition of provisional measures, where sought by domestic industry; essential facts and conclusions; final recommendation to the Minister.
We are looking for experienced professionals with:
- proven critical thinking and reasoning skills
- rigorous analytical skills
- attention to detail, in both numerical and written work
- experience working with a range of stakeholders, such as Ministers, senior managers, domestic industry and international counterparts
- the ability to work well in a small team, in an environment which can at times be fast-paced and time-pressured
The following would be an asset but are not essential:
- Previous experience of trade remedies investigations, whether in New Zealand or another jurisdiction. This is desirable but not essential, as the trade remedies team will work closely with the successful candidate to develop their skills and knowledge.
- An understanding of the World Trade Organisation.
- A qualification in accounting, law or economics.
In return, we offer you
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, along with sports teams and social activities.
How to apply
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website (careers.mbie.govt.nz) or start the on-line application form.
You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.
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Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 1st February