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18/078 Senior Policy Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

Service Delivery and Operations | 18/078 Senior Policy Advisor


Type: Fixed Term/Secondment - 18 months
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Te Ara Manaaki
Branch: Service Delivery & Operations
Salary: $88,608 - $119,881

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. 

Service Delivery and Operations is a major public face of DIA.  Whether we're helping to register births, deaths or marriages, or assisting in passport applications, community grants or civil union and name change registrations, we're dedicated to serving the needs of New Zealanders.

  • Te Ara Manaaki is an innovative, transformative programme to reimagine and redesign the way in which DIA's identity and life event services are delivered - making it easier for people to access these services, and those provided by other agencies and organisations.
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Policy Advisor to join the Policy & Privacy team who are overhauling the information sharing authorising environment - simplifying it, while still ensuring good privacy protection, to unlock the use of the information DIA holds - foundational, enabling work that underpins our ability to improve service delivery.
  • You'll be a flexible team player excited by the prospect of dealing with complex challenges within in a dynamic environment

The work involves multiple Cabinet processes and liaison with a wide range of organisations to negotiate and agree the details of the new information sharing agreements. This role provides an excellent opportunity for someone keen to work in the cross-government space.  

You'll be an excellent writer, familiar with Ministerial and Cabinet processes, confident in dealing with senior stakeholders, and have good interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.  You'll be comfortable with working flexibly within Policy & Privacy team's work programme - and occasionally on other agreed work within Te Ara Manaaki.   The information sharing processes will be technology-based, so some familiarity with technology projects and programmes could be an advantage.

We're looking for someone with political nous seeking meaningful and challenging work.  If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who are doing innovative work to make a difference to Aotearoa and its people, then make sure to get in touch.

Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 1 March 2018
For more information please contact: Sue Boland-Vernon on 021 973 435 or
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