Advisor - Behavioural Insights at Ministry for the Environment, Flexible
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role
We are looking for someone with applied behavioural science and behavioural insights skills and the ability to help guide and support programmes with community and business partners, to support them to reduce waste and emissions.
Working collaboratively with other agencies, a range of stakeholders and delivery agents, you will help develop and deliver programmes to reduce food and garden waste at the source. This is a new role to help drive the delivery of key behaviour change actions in the waste chapter of the emissions reduction plan. In this role you will work alongside a senior advisor to support relevant research, non-regulatory voluntary initiatives and partnerships. A core component to this work, will be engaging with key stakeholders and providing your technical guidance and advice to guide and evaluate organic waste reduction programmes.
Mō mātou | About the Data, Evidence & Emissions Reduction team
The team sits in the Waste and Resource Efficiency Division and is responsible for delivery of the waste and fluorinated gases chapters of the emissions reduction plan, as well as the data and evidence function to support that role and the wider division. Behavioural Insights is a new function for us. We are excited to be growing our capacity in this area, to ensure that we implement our waste strategy, emissions reduction plan and other work in a way that is user-centric, has mātauranga Māori designed in and is guided by behavioural insights.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will offer:
- A strong understanding of behavioural science and direct experience of how it can be applied to help solve complex real-life problems.
- Ability to quickly assimilate complex issues across multiple policy areas and distil insights into practical solutions.
- Experience in the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations. This may be as part of a team rather than in a lead role.
- A willingness to be part of a multi-disciplinary team all of whom are passionate and focused on engaging with our complex environmental issues, and in doing this, learn from colleagues and experts (national and international) and adapt your own practice model with new insights, skills, and techniques.
- Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.
- A degree in a relevant subject area, including, but not limited to behavioural economics, social/behavioural psychology, environmental psychology, design thinking and evaluation methods. Additional post-graduate qualifications in relevant disciplines are desirable.
Other capabilities that would complement the above skills/experience:
- knowledge/experience working with the waste industry and/or local government in Aotearoa.
- understanding and experience with machinery of government processes, systems and tools.
- an ability to work well under pressure, be a team player and manage a range of tasks at one time.
Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary Range
Salary range for this role is $73,280 to $89,565 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
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
- 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.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
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The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home. As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.
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. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
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Rā Katinga | Applications close: midnight Sunday 2nd October 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for the Environment|
|Position type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachment:||Advisor - Behavioural Insights PD - 2022.pdf (PDF, 541KB)
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