Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Matua | Senior Policy Analyst - Treaty Partnerships at Ministry for the Environment, Flexible
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Looking for an influential opportunity to work at the nexus of policy, Tiriti settlements & te taiao?
- Want to join a truly flexible employer and work from anywhere in Aotearoa NZ?
- Permanent role offering flexible ways of working including remote working
As leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand's environmental system we ensure tangata whenua are able to influence and lead the recovery of Aotearoa New Zealand's environmental wellbeing.
At Manatū mō te Taiao (MfE), the focus of the Tūmatakōkiri rōpū is on ensuring we bring te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori into our work every day, and plan for what actions need to happen, what systems need to change, and what skills we need in the Ministry to ensure we can achieve these things. Our core rōpū priorities include ensuring the Ministry upholds treaty settlement commitments, complies with the intent of the te Tiriti o Waitangi, and meets treaty partner expectations.
We operate on the values of Manaakitanga, Whakapapa, Mana Manaaki, Tangata Whenuatanga, Kōrero Awhi and Tikanga.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
As a Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Matua / Senior Policy Analyst you'll play a pivotal role in influencing and supporting the delivery of the Ministry's objectives through dedicated engagement and partnership with range of Māori groups, iwi and hapū - at national, regional and local levels - to progress te Tiriti negotiations and settlement commitments.
This is your opportunity to make a difference at the forefront of Māori-Crown relationships where providing high quality, timely advice to Ministers will be an important aspect of the role. You will be able to navigate competing priorities and requests for information with our commitment to see te Tiriti reflected in environmental decision making. Particular knowledge and expertise in preparing, overseeing and peer reviewing the drafting of high-quality advice will be invaluable.
You'll be agile and adaptable by nature, motivated to share your knowledge and expertise to lead a variety of complex and challenging projects, and willing to maanaki and mentor more junior colleagues through te Tiriti negotiation and settlement processes.
This is an exciting time in the Treaty Partnerships team with the Resource Management Reform creating a changing landscape for our everyday mahi. You'll be surrounded by supportive people who are highly committed to delivering on the Ministry's negotiations and settlement responsibilities.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
Want to join our whānau and contribute to influencing te taiao and intergenerational change? Submit your application and let us know if you have any of the following:
- Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori;
- An RMA planning or legal background;
- Experience with Treaty of Waitangi negotiations OR experience working with a range of iwi/hapu/Māori groups at national, regional and local levels to progress settlement commitments;
- Strong political nous and a good understanding of the role of the public service;
- Exceptional writing skills with experience of briefing Ministers and/or senior leaders;
- The EQ required to undertake negotiations sensitively in a complex environment;
- A collaborative nature and a willingness to manaaki, coach and offer guidance to more junior team members; and
- A relevant tertiary qualification for e.g., in law, policy, planning or social sciences.
Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary range
Salary range for this role is from $105,802 up to $128,424 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki MfE | Benefits of working at MfE
- a flexible by default approach to create a healthy work-life blend
- agile ways of working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
- generous leave entitlements
- active employee networks including Māori Rōpū, Asian Network, Neurodivergent and Disability Networks, Women's Network, Tagata Moana (Pacific Peoples' Network), and Rainbow Network
- opportunities for development and education.
Check out other benefits of joining us and hear what our people say about Working at MfE | Ministry for the Environment.
Mō mātou | About us
The Ministry's purpose is He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.
A key priority for the Ministry is building Te Ao Māori capability. This means we work with our Treaty partners 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. We accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by delivering on Te Ao Hurihuri, our Māori capability strategy.
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.
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We are committed to providing equal opportunities and actively strive to be a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick certified organisation and are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
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You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this role.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: end of Sunday 2 April 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for the Environment|
|Position type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Senior Policy Analyst - PD.pdf (PDF, 534KB)
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