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20/012 Senior Policy Analyst

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

Type: Fixed Term/Secondment - June 2023
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Inquiries Directorate
Branch: Policy, Regulation and Communities
Salary: $91,285 - $123,502


Senior Policy Analyst, Inquiries Directorate, Policy, Regulation and Communities (fixed term/secondment until June 2023)

  • The role of the Senior Policy Analyst is to support the delivery of high-quality advice to Ministers and Senior Officials in relation to statutory inquiries.  This includes leading the delivery of specific pieces of work.
  • The Senior Policy Analyst also assists the Inquiries System and Establishment Manager to coordinate and support the work of others as they complete related policy or multi-disciplinary work.
  • We are looking for someone with a broad experience, including having worked within a multi-disciplinary environment producing advice for Ministers.  This includes experience producing the full range of Senior Official and Ministerial briefing and/or Cabinet papers, including establishment, appointments, budget, monitoring and reporting.


Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. 


Policy, Regulatory and Communities (PRC) | Toi Hiranga

As part of the Inquiries Directorate in Policy, Regulatory and Communities you will have the opportunity to contribute to supporting the safety, wellbeing and success of New Zealand communities, and provide advice and support to our Ministers in Government. 

The Department of Internal Affairs administers the Inquiries Act 2013.  Within the Department, the Inquiries Directorate contains a multidisciplinary team of people responsible for providing advice whether and when to establish an Inquiry, setting up inquiries, providing support for current inquiries (including statutory functions), monitoring progress, assisting with inquiry closure, and legacy matters after closure.

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.  We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.


To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 3 February 2020

For more information please contact: Dora Livas at

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