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Principal Advisor - Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy

The Treasury
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to be a world-leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Advisor to join our Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy team to lead our thinking and shape and drive the work programme for macroeconomic analysis and policy. Our team is responsible for providing analysis and advice on the monetary and fiscal policy frameworks, fiscal strategy, and the stance of macro policies.

The team has an exciting work programme aimed at increasing resilience and modernising our macroeconomic frameworks to ensure a stable and sustainable economy that maximises the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

The role includes:

  • Leading the development of advice on domestic and international macroeconomic developments and implications for policy, specifically monetary and fiscal policy
  • Providing intellectual and people leadership across the Treasury's macroeconomic-related teams and more broadly across the wider Treasury to shape and drive the work programme
  • Ensuring macroeconomic advice is informed by the latest global thinking
  • Ensuring our macroeconomic frameworks are robust to current and future challenges
  • Overseeing the development of macroeconomic analysis and building the Treasury's macro analytical capability
  • Representing the Treasury externally, both in New Zealand and abroad.


You will be a strong intellectual and people leader able to work across the macroeconomic teams to identify insights for policy.  You will have strong communication and relationship skills, able to work collaboratively with a range of people and influence effectively.  You will have experience in leading work programmes and influencing outcomes.

This role provides an opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and our teams will appreciate your inclusive, supportive and collaborative style. You will also have a demonstrated ability to mentor and to support others to develop their expertise.

To be considered for this role you will have a Tertiary (ideally post-graduate) qualification in economics, at least 10 years relevant work experience, and an understanding of the key issues facing the major developed economies and small open economies, with specific knowledge of the New Zealand economy a distinct advantage.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to influence policy at the highest levels and a challenging and stimulating work environment. We support flexible working arrangements.

Applications close - 9am, Monday 25 June. All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information, please contact Renee Philip, Manager -

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