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Senior Policy Advisor

Callaghan Innovation
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The role

The Senior Policy Advisor role reports to the Manager, Policy and International and is part of the International, Policy and Design group. This team is responsible for our policy development work programme, and for developing and executing Callaghan Innovation's international engagement strategy. It also works closely with Callaghan Innovation's Strategy and Insights Group to support the setting and delivery of the organisation's strategic direction.

This role leads Callaghan Innovation's contribution to policy work in conjunction with MBIE and other agencies. The role also manages key government stakeholder relationships and provides support for Callaghan Innovation's Executive Leadership team and Board, such as producing and presenting Board papers.

To be successful you will have the following attributes and skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in public policy or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Robust analytical skills
  • Proven experience and understanding of government processes and accountabilities
  • Previous experience delivering a programme of work to meet strategic priorities
  • Solid understanding of government processes and accountabilities
  • Proven professional credibility to engage effectively with senior leaders
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve issues, build networks of influence
  • Growth mind-set and digital savvy
  • Talented communicator with the ability to express information in a clear, concise, accurate, and coherent way
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve joint goals
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge and experience of the global innovation eco-system and how NZ contributes to this would be an advantage

The company

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's innovation agency. It activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

The government agency partners with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Its staff - including more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists and engineers - empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

Innovation is at the heart of the Government's strategy to transform the economy by moving New Zealand from volume to value, and Callaghan Innovation is a key agency responsible for delivering a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference in an incredibly stimulating role, please click APPLY NOW to submit your application.

Applications close Friday, 18 October 2019.  

You must have the right to live and work in NZ to be considered for this role. This role is based in Wellington.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 11622GOV.

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