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19/016 Senior Policy Analyst

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Fixed Term - 12 months
Hours: Full time/Part time - negotiable 
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Inquiries
Branch: Shared Services 
Salary: $90,380-$122,279


Under the Inquiries Act 2013, the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is responsible for administrative matters relating to inquiries thereby supporting them to act independently, impartially, and fairly. 

DIA is currently supporting a number of inquiries, so we are looking to recruit two Senior Policy Analysts into our Inquiries Directorate on a 12 month fixed term basis. 

As we are currently supporting multiple inquiries, your day-to-day work will be filled with variety. You will lead the development of high quality Ministerial briefings and Cabinet papers, and will be expected to be able to work at pace, and to be highly responsive, managing and communicating the status of your deliverables at all times. You will also support other members of the Directorate with Ministerial to upskill, and will work with others in the Directorate to contribute to the way in which inquiries are supported by government in future.

You will be expected to:

  • Work independently on significant or multiple pieces of verbal and written policy advice
  • Experience in providing high quality policy analysis and advice
  • Provide advice that is informed by a sound understanding of the policy process, rigorous analysis, effective quality assurance
  • Make sound judgements on controversial or critical issues using the best available information
  • Provide leadership for key pieces of work for the team
  • Work with the other seniors and the Manager to manage the workflow of the team
  • Provide coaching and support to junior team members (analysts and graduates)
  • Keep informed about relevant and emerging issues.

Ideally you will have:

  • A track record of working effectively in a team, and the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience coaching and developing junior staff
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience.

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do some fairly spectacular work for New Zealand then make sure you get in touch. 


Applications close: 5pm, Friday 25 January 2019
For more information please contact: Trina Tautau, 
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