Principal Advisor, Economic Strategy Directorate at The Treasury, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Here at Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury we are committed to Tiakitanga (our role of stewardship) to make Aotearoa a better place for people today and in the future. We safeguard New Zealand's finances and are the Government's trusted economic advisor. Our vision is to lift living standards for all New Zealanders.
Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the Role
The Economic Strategy Directorate leads the development of Treasury's medium-to-long-term economic and regulatory strategy advice and thinking. The Directorate collaborates and connects across Treasury and the wider public sector to provide compelling advice on economic, regulatory and wellbeing priorities for the medium-to-long term. By influencing across the system, the Directorate works to ensure that these perspectives are well integrated across wider government advice. Current priorities for the Directorate are:
- Advice on the mix of economic and regulatory interventions required to deliver on the Government's vision of a high wage, low emissions economy that delivers economic security in good times and bad.
- Better understanding the key drivers of economic performance and wellbeing in New Zealand today, and over the next ten years, including the role of the Māori economy, and developing related policy insights
- Contributing to cross-government work on building resilience, with a particular focus on economic security, lessons learnt from our COVID response and supporting Regulatory CEs to address systemic regulatory issues.
As Principal Advisor, Economic Strategy Directorate, you will report directly to the Director, Economic Strategy and be a key part of the Directorate's leadership team. You will provide thought leadership and direction on the most complex aspects of the Directorate's work programme and provide coaching and mentoring support to help build capability. You will have a strong focus on delivery and impact.
Ō pūmanawa | About You
We are seeking a candidate who ideally has at least ten years' experience working in a public policy role. You will have a proven ability to lead work programmes and influence outcomes. In particular, you will bring:
- Strong intellectual leadership skills, and the ability to apply these in a cross-Treasury and cross-agency environment
- Capability as a strategic and critical thinker, including understanding the broader impacts of decisions, anticipating the Minister's needs and ensuring the Directorate delivers highly quality, timely and influential advice
- A strong focus on impact and delivery, including through keeping people motivated and focussed on the important, not just the urgent
- Comfort working at pace (when required) and dealing with ambiguity
- Exceptional relationship management skills and credibility to engage with and influence senior decision makers whilst connecting issues and being aware of changing environments
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to represent the Treasury in senior forums
- A genuine commitment to inclusion and diversity and lifting Te Tai Ōhanga's Māori policy capability
Ko ngā hua | What we Offer
- Interesting and challenging work, surrounded by talented and passionate team members
- The opportunity to lead thinking on critical issues of the day, and influence across The Treasury and the public service
- An environment where excellence is recognised, and staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential
- A workplace that values diversity and inclusion and recognises the value of your lived experiences
- Flexible work arrangements and encouragement to enjoy a positive work/life balance with and a range of health and wellbeing initiatives
- 5 weeks annual leave for permanent full-time employees (pro-rated for part-time employees)
The indicative appointing range for this role is $160,000 to $220,000 per annum, subject to skills, experience and internal relativities.
Tono mai ināianei | Apply Now
Please see the attached Job Description for further detail, or for more information and a korero please contact Kerryn Fowlie at firstname.lastname@example.org (Director - Economic Strategy Directorate).
Rā kati | Applications close: 7 February 2023. All applications must be made online.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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|File links:||Job Description Principal Advisor 1 - February 2021.pdf|
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