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Deputy Chief Economic Adviser

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

Operate at the forefront of economic thought & strengthen our economic capability

  • Influential and exciting people and thought leadership opportunity
  • Improve the quality of our economic analysis and advice
  • Support the development and application of living standards thinking in all our work


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 want to continue to build our reputation for innovation and cutting-edge policy advice and have an opportunity for a talented thought and people leader to join the Treasury to support the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) as a Deputy Chief Economic Adviser. As Deputy CEA you will be a member of the Treasury management team, reporting to the CEA who is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

The Treasury sees the overall goal of public policy as the improvement of living standards and intergenerational well-being. This position contributes to ensuring all our advice is comprehensive and integrated, and effectively supports Government decision-making.

As Deputy CEA your principal responsibility will be to work with others in the Treasury to strengthen our economic capability and to embed living standards thinking into all our work. In collaboration with the CEA you will engage externally and build relationships to gather diverse perspectives, promote high quality economic analysis and advice and achieve positive change. You will manage and develop a small team (the Economic Capability team) towards these goals. You will be a proven leader who can deliver through others, and inspire and support our people to perform at the highest level.

You will be intellectually curious, an effective influencer and a respected subject matter expert (with emphasis on one or more of macro, micro or institutional economics), who is motivated to connect high-quality research, theory and evidence to policy advice. You will test existing thinking through constructive debate.

The Treasury values diversity and inclusion and encourages a positive work/non-work balance with flexible work arrangements. A national security clearance may be required due to the nature of the role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Kerri Kilner via

Application close - 13 December 2018 - We ask for all applications to be made online.


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