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Analyst - Housing and Urban Growth

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

Fantastic opportunity to apply your skills at the heart of government in a high priority area of public policy.


  • Are you a talented Analyst looking to take the next step in your career?
  • Opportunity to work with other government departments and advise Ministers
  • Help shape the policy agenda and direction of the housing sector


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 have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and motivated Analyst to join the Housing & Urban Growth (HUG) team.


The Team


Our team contributes to the Government goal of everyone having a warm, safe and dry home.  We are passionate about helping to address long-standing housing affordability and availability issues in New Zealand.  Housing and urban growth has broad and deep social, economic, and fiscal implications - housing fundamentally affects all New Zealanders, especially the most vulnerable.

The Opportunity


This role will support the Government's agenda for housing through a mix of policy work and involvement in the Treasury's budget processes for housing and urban growth expenditure.  The successful applicant would work with the team on the national Budget in the housing portfolio and will be expected to contribute to the Treasury's understanding of different housing and urban growth issues and opportunities for growing housing supply. 


In doing this you will:


  • Apply public finance and budget processes for the New Zealand Government's housing and urban growth expenditure (supported by on-the-job training if required)
  • Gain exposure to a range of high-profile strategic policy issues, and help to shape their direction
  • Regularly engage and advise Ministers and senior officials across the public sector
  • Enhance your relationship management skills by working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, and
  • Develop your analytical skills by working alongside and learning from experienced senior and principal advisors


About You


You should have between two to five years' experience in a similar field, and be able to bring:


  • The ability to develop real-world solutions to public-policy problems
  • Expertise in public policy, ideally with an understanding of public finance and/or economics
  • Strong influencing skills including communicating complex ideas simply; both orally and in writing
  • Proficiency in prioritising and delivering in a fast-paced work environment, and
  • The capability to work well with others and bringing together diverse perspectives


Whilst a prior understanding of the subject areas is an advantage, it is not a prerequisite.  


What We Offer


  • Interesting and stimulating work with a real opportunity to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations, and
  • We value diversity and inclusion and encourage a positive work/non-work balance


The Treasury encourages a positive work life balance so please talk to us about flexible work options.  Inter-agency secondments from other government agencies will be considered. 


Applications close 24 September 2019.  All applications must be made online.


Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information please contact Miriam Richdale, Team Assistant - Housing and Urban Development at miriam.richdale

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