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Policy Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Policy & analysis
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

  • Are you new to policy or looking for an opportunity to broaden your skills and experience
  • Work on topical issues that have impacts across New Zealand
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity (secondment cover)


We have a great opportunity for an advisor to join this exciting, high performing and tight knit team for the duration of 12 months.  The New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP) Branch is engaged in an ambitious programme to improve procurement capability and commercial outcomes across New Zealand government. 

We have a programme of policy work that considers the role that procurement can have on important issues like modern slavery and climate change and how it can contribute to a more inclusive and productive New Zealand.

We are seeking an individual with experience of applying policy principles in a number of projects, strong stakeholder management and communications skills, a track record of problem solving and formulating high quality advice, particularly in highly ambiguous situations.  


We are looking for a talented person with the following attributes:

  • Naturally curious and like to question the status quo.
  • Interested in regulatory issues, exposure to Ministers and how Cabinet and Parliament work.
  • Ability to set priorities, deliver project outputs and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working across multiple policy projects.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative way


As a Policy Advisor, you will bring excellent analytical skills with the ability to provide clear, accurate, well-reasoned policy advice that is targeted to the audience by using your strong written and oral communication skills.  You will take ownership and action on challenges, working collaboratively with others.  You are all about making a positive contribution to the team.


Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference

MBIE is an incredibly diverse organisation, employing more than 4,000 people across a range of roles. We share a commitment to growing New Zealand for all.  We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation.  We are committed to providing contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.

You may be at the senior level seeking to broaden your policy experience in an exciting, highly complex environment.  Alternatively you may be ready for that next step up and take your career to the next level.  Either way we'd love to hear from you!

Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.  We welcome your questions and enquiries - to discuss please email quoting ref MBIE/1413819E

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 August 2019


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