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Graduate Analyst/Analyst/Senior Analyst

Employer:
Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
City/Town:
Wellington - Wellington
Region:
Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
05-Nov-2018
Closing Date:
21-Nov-2018
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Job Description

We're looking for incisive thinkers to join a team assessing New Zealand's most pressing security challenges.  Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others to understand complex strategic problems?  Do you have a passion for New Zealand's national security, in its widest sense? 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) serves to advance advance an ambitious, resilient and well-governed New Zealand.​​ a confident, well-governed and secure New Zealand.  The National Assessments Bureau (NAB) is a unit of DPMC and forms part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community, which is currently going through the biggest change and growth period in its history.  NAB is tasked with analysing an array of global issues and is the primary agency charged with providing intelligence assessments to New Zealand's government leaders and senior policy makers.  In this analyst recruitment round, we are looking for people with substantive knowledge and experience of the international environment, with particular emphasis on Asia and economics.

We will be very keen to hear from candidates who:

  • Want to contribute to New Zealand's understanding of the world in order for government to have a decision advantage and to make independent foreign policy decisions
  • Have first rate analytic skills, which include thinking clearly, making sense of vast amounts of information, and being able to sort out the essential issues.  Analysts need to cover the big trends and understand the interconnections between one issue and another, while also showing the aptitude to become a deep subject matter expert.
  • Can put their insights effectively to the prime minister of the day, other ministers, and senior decision-makers in the public service. Our assessments are delivered through high quality written products and through tailored verbal briefings.
  • Have an ability to enhance analytical insights through team work, and, moreover, can exert credible influence across the New Zealand government system.

 

NAB seeks people with advanced tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience. Some work experience within government (or equivalent) would be desirable, but is not essential.  We seek a diversity of disciplines amongst our staff.  Existing staff have qualifications in international relations, political studies, economics, journalism, law, history, area studies, philosophy, literature, languages and sciences.

Please note: To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed. For more information regarding obtaining a security clearance please visit https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/

Candidates should submit: a CV and cover letter; a transcript of academic grades; and a writing sample.

For more information

For a copy of the job description, please see below. For further information, please email Si'alei AhMu  (sialei.ahmu@dpmc.govt.nz).  Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

 

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