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Maori Policy - Senior Analyst and Principal Advisor (multiple roles)

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

Ka tuku te wero - kia aro mai ki Te Tai Ōhanga.  A challenge and opening is laid - to weigh an opportunity to work at the Treasury. 


  • Play an instrumental role in strengthening our policy capability within the Treasury
  • Utilise your experience and insights from working within te ao Maori
  • Apply and develop your policy experience and knowledge of te reo Maori me ōna tikanga
  • Influence others by bringing a working Māori perspective to what we do


Te Tai Ōhanga, 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.  To strengthen our policy capability and our own expertise, we are looking for several people to join us as Senior Analysts or Principal Advisors, focussing on bringing te ao Maori perspectives and insights to policy issues.

The Opportunity

These newly-created positions have a strong policy focus and will provide leadership and support for building Te Tai Ōhanga's internal Maori policy capability.  You will gain exposure to a range of important economic, social and strategy issues, and help to shape their direction.  You will have the opportunity to operate across the Treasury and to test existing thinking through constructive debate. 

By bringing a broader level of experience and expertise in engaging with Māori policy perspectives and world views, you will help us gain real traction in building our policy capability. 

About you

You are a motivated individual who can bring a level of initiative, drive and enthusiasm to the role.  Your strong communication and interpersonal skills are vital, along with a professional and positive 'can do' attitude.  You will have strong capability in te reo Maori me ōna tikanga (Maori language, customs and practices), be able to engage externally and within te ao Maori, as well as extensive policy experience.  

You'll also bring your:

  • Intellectual curiosity and effective influencing skills, whilst being a respected expert in your field, with experience on working on complex problems
  • Innovative thought leadership to the development of advice and help find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to work collaboratively to deliver robust and innovative policy thinking and solutions
  • Critical thinking and analytical proficiency
  • Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and Māori concepts clearly, succinctly and with influence 


Why the Treasury

We offer an interesting, stimulating and forward-thinking work environment with an emphasis on continued learning and development, that help supports your career aspirations.   The Treasury values diversity among its employees and encourages a positive work-life balance with flexible work arrangements and environment. 

Please see the attached Job Descriptions for further details on these positions and for more information please contact Stacey Wymer, Director at

Applications close Sunday 1 September. All applications must be made online.

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