Senior Operational Policy Analyst (Maximising Carbon) at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Role: Senior Operational Policy Analyst (Maximising Carbon)
Role type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Wellington City
Salary band: $78,817 to $124,570 depending on skills and experience of the successful applicants.
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
We have a very exciting opportunity available as the Senior Operational Policy Analyst - where you will be responsible for assisting the design of the policy and research programmes that are part of the wider Maximising Carbon Programme.
Your key responsibilities will be to
- Lead and support the development of regulatory and operational policy advice, options, and analysis for how to assess and recognise the relationship between forest management and carbon stock..
- Advise on the likely economic, environmental, climate change, social, and cultural impacts and possible trade-offs of different options to recognise carbon stock changes in forests.
- Supporting the wider programme and Operational Policy and ETS Operations teams to understand the implications of the programme, and its implementation.
Mōu - About You
To excel in this role, you will have strong analytical and written communication skills, an ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders, and experiences in gathering, organising, and communicating information.
As a Senior Operational Policy Analyst, you will have a strong policy, operational policy or implementation background, and you will be able to take a lead role in the team. You will be highly collaborative with our policy staff and partner agencies to develop and test proposals that are evidence based and can be practically applied within the Emissions Trading Scheme and other policy interventions.
About the Maximising Carbon Programme: increasing natural sequestration to achieve New Zealand's future carbon goals
In Budget '22 the government invested $26.6million into the ‘Max Carbon' programme of research to improve the understanding of the relationship between carbon stocks in forests and management interventions into the forests. This research and implementation programme over 4 years by MPI, the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment.
The Max Carbon programme is providing the first opportunity to step back and consider how forests are included in the regulations and how this aligns with the outcomes being sought within the ETS and wider outcomes [e.g. biodiversity, alternative species]. While there is broad agreement that we can make improvement to the current approach there is little consensus around what the design goal is.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.
Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional leave days
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 4 December 2022.
If you have any questions about the role, please email Nancy Nguyen on Nancy.Nguyen@mpi.govt.nz
Whāia ngā tuhononga ki MPI i konei – Follow MPI here
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Maximising Carbon Senior Analyst.docx (Word, 66KB)
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