Chief Advisor at Ministry for the Environment, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Chief Advisor – RMA Implementation 2022
- Significant Legislative Reform Implementation role
- Operational System Design focus
- Strategic Relationship Management
- Permanent or 2-year fixed term opportunity
Support and play a significant role in the implementation of possibly the most important and significant areas of regulatory reform being worked on across New Zealand. This legislative reform has received significant investment, recognising its importance for New Zealand and our environment.
Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role
This pivotal position plays a key role in the RMA reform implementation. Working alongside Directors and Managers, the Chief Advisor will use their intellectual leadership, systems thinking and political nous to lead advice across this very broad and complex programme. The successful applicant will have extensive stakeholder relationship management skills to work with local/central government and Maori/Iwi groups.
Critically, this role will drive the translation of external stakeholder group requirements/thinking and feed back into the operational system design in collaboration with key internal Ministry stakeholders. This key Government and organisational priority covers a range of issues including iwi/hapu rights and interests, equity issues, economic development and machinery of government/institutional design.
The Chief Advisor will facilitate the implementation of these issues into policy development and operational implementation planning whilst leading thinking on delivering the new governing structures supporting Resource Management Reform, giving effect to our Treaty settlement commitments.
This role is a permanent opportunity or a 2-year fixed-term contract.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We are looking for candidates with experience in systems thinking, leading change, operationalising government policy through regional arrangements, building enduring relationships and being visible and accessible to teams. You will be open to having ideas challenged and drive a culture of continuous improvement. The nature of the work requires the Chief Advisor to operate with a high degree of accountability, judgement, and be political savvy around policy and operational issues.
Ideally you will bring:
- Substantial experience leading complex issues in a policy context, managing and implementing complex areas of policy development that includes cross agency collaboration and legislative development
- The ability and enthusiasm to link discipline/skills to the range of issues facing the Ministry at any one time; able to operate effectively across a range of areas
- Sophisticated interpersonal skills and the ability to develop successful relationships both within the Ministry and externally, including understanding different stakeholder's motivations and the ability to influence and persuade
- Public management savvy – extensive experience of the government environment and ability to navigate the complexity of policy and political considerations that need to be balanced to provide the best advice and solutions for Ministers
- Local Goverment experience is desired
- Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
- Knowledge of Treaty settlement policy and legislative framework
- Knowledge of tikanga Māori and an understanding of issues facing iwi/Māori
- Experience with Crown-Māori policy perspectives and frameworks
- Experience negotiating on behalf of the New Zealand Government, including an in-depth understanding of the machinery of government
- Effective planning and organisational skills, including time management and prioritising work in a results-focused environment
- Background leading the strategic and business direction of a directorate, including business planning, and building the capability of policy teams is preferred
- Ability to develop and work in a high trust partnership model
- Ability to meet the criteria required to hold a NZ Government security clearance.
Mō mātou | About us
The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.
- a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance.
- agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
- generous leave entitlements
- training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses.
- active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network.
- opportunities for development and education.
A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.
An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.
We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.
If you require further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary range: $212,313 to $259,495
Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: Wednesday 8th December 2021
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for the Environment|
|Position type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Principal Advisor (Machinery of Government) - PD - Nov 2021.docx (Word, 303KB)
Chief Advisor - Implementation and Regional Relationships - PD - May 2021.docx (Word, 315KB)
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