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Senior Analyst/Principal Advisor - Economic Capability Team

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 and strengthen our economic capability

  • Influential and exciting leadership opportunity
  • Improve the quality of our analysis and advice
  • Support the development and application of well-being 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. 

Your role:

The Treasury sees the overall goal of public policy as the improvement of living standards and intergenerational well-being. We want to continue to build on our reputation for innovation and cutting-edge policy advice.

As a Senior Analyst or Principal Advisor in the Economic Capability Team, you will work with others in the Treasury to strengthen our economic capability and to embed well-being into all of our work. This will include leading key elements of our work to develop our Living Standards Framework and Dashboard. You will also provide intellectual leadership on the use of economics, including the application of the living standards framework, to the Treasury's work.

What we are looking for

You will have significant breadth and depth of public policy experience for the Principal Advisor role, particularly in using economic analysis and evidence to inform policy development. For appointment at the Senior Advisor level, candidates will have at least five years' of experience working on complex and strategic economic policy analysis, development and advice. 

You will be intellectually curious and an effective influencer who is motivated to connect high-quality research, theory and evidence to policy advice. You will test existing thinking through constructive debate and have a demonstrated ability to mentor and support others to develop their expertise. 

We would prefer candidates with a strong background as a practising economist, particularly for the Principal Advisor role. Expertise in related disciplines and experience in working with well-being frameworks or supporting organisational capability development would also be an advantage.

We can offer

  • Interesting and stimulating work across a diverse range of areas, with opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders.
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations.
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that values diversity and inclusion and encourages a positive work/non-work balance with flexible work arrangements


We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential. The Treasury values diversity amongst its employees and please talk to us about flexible work options.

Inter-agency secondments from other government agencies will be considered and please talk to us about flexible and part-time work options.

Applications close - 5 May.  All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Description and Additional Supplement for further detail and for more information, please contact Diana Cook, Deputy Chief Economic Advisor at  Diana will be out of the office from 18 to 26 April inclusive and will respond to any queries after 18 April on her return.


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