Policy Advisor | Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy | Border + Funding | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Policy Advisor June 2020 (1).docx (Word, 56KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-Jun-2021|
Salary range $68,000- $86,000
- Make 2021 one of the best years of your career - join our MBIE Policy team!
- Help solve policy challenges
- Be supported to grow your policy craft and career
About our MBIE policy community
MBIE has a diverse range of policy, regulatory and service delivery responsibilities that help build the economic success of New Zealand. Our purpose is to “grow New Zealand for all” our work makes a difference to many aspects of New Zealanders' daily lives. This work is all the more important with many key government priorities being delivered in 2021 and beyond. There couldn't be a better time to join us and make an impact.
MBIE has a well-established public policy community. We work with multiple Ministers across a wide range of subjects; from building and resources, to science and innovation, to Maori economic development, to labour and employment, plus many more. Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied. For more information go to: MBIE Policy Community.
About the Immigration Policy - Border and Funding team
The team focuses on Border strategy and policy, Border restrictions and exceptions regime (for government COVID-19 response), International (including international education, work with MFAT on FTA negotiations), Immigration funding, fees and levies.
We are currently working on projects such as, shaping the policy settings for who can enter New Zealand while the borders are closed and under what conditions; contributing to the design of a new funding model for Immigration New Zealand; and supporting a busy regulatory work programme.
The Border and Funding team works alongside the Immigration (Skills and Residence) Policy team and the two teams regularly come together to share ideas and discuss key topics. This is a busy and fast paced area with opportunities to engage with Ministers and industry.
About our Policy Advisors
Our Policy Advisors support some of the most interesting, complex and high profile government projects. Working alongside experienced and supportive policy professionals they develop and apply their public policy skills and experience to deliver results for New Zealand.
They use their strong communication skills to engage and work collaboratively with various groups. They bring a base knowledge of public policy as well as an understanding of the machinery of government, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, to better position New Zealand for the future.
Our Policy Advisors work across different levels to learn from experts and build their own knowledge. With the wide variety of work across the different policy areas, there are numerous opportunities to develop their policy craft and build their careers within MBIE.
Are you who we are looking for?
We are looking for motivated people with some experience in problem solving problems and formulating high-quality policy advice for a range of stakeholders and projects.
Desireable Skills & Experience
- Have a good base of experience in public policy as a Policy Advisor and/or transferrable skills from an advisory, legal or similar role
- Be a logical thinker, problem solver and a healthy level of curiosity
- Bring knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
- Enjoy working on complex problems, generating ideas and coming up with solutions
- Have the ability to build relationships with others and work collaboratively
- The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results
Come join us and make a difference to New Zealanders
Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. We welcome your enquiries – please contact Jane at Jane.Ransfield@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1538927
Applications close 5pm Sunday 27th June