Policy Advisor | Science Policy at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Enjoy Flexible working with MBIE
Salary Range $69,000- $88,000 (Advisor)
$100,000- $130,000 (Senior Advisor)
- Be at the cutting edge of deploying research and innovation to solve New Zealand's biggest challenges
- Be part of an effective and high-performing branch that is known for making a difference
About the role:
The research, science and innovation system is big, technically complex, and international – which makes the work interesting, varied, and challenging. We are looking for experienced Senior Policy Advisors and Policy Advisors to join the Science Policy team within the Science, Innovation and International branch.
You will work on policy initiatives and responses to a range of key issues and opportunities for sustaining and developing a modern and future-focused public research system for Aotearoa New Zealand. The roles will span the breadth of the policy process, from option development and sector engagement through to the legislative process and implementation.
Skills and experience required:
We are looking candidates for who can apply their skills across a wide range of issues. Are you:
- Hardworking and thrive on a good challenge
- Intellectually curious and able to ‘follow your nose' to find, and solve, problems
- Good at communicating complex information orally, written and visually
- A self-starter who is confident delivering high quality work with minimal supervision
- Able to work on several important pieces of work simultaneously
- A team player who supports and adds value to work across the team and branch
We also value
- Policy experience of an appropriate level for the role
- Sound relationship management and influencing skills
- Knowledge of multiple ways of thinking, including Te Ao Māori
If you are looking for a role which will provide challenge and the opportunity to make a difference for Aotearoa New Zealand we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the work with you.
Our branch has a great culture. We value diversity of thought and background. We collaborate and support each other, and we make sure everyone has the chance to develop and to take on new challenges. We encourage excellence and proactively support professional development. We'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance with flexi-time and access to health insurance.
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.
E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga iwaenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāiwi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga māngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēneiāheinga.
How to apply:
Click here to view the Policy Advisor position description.
Click here to view the Senior Policy Advisor position description
All applications must be submitted via our online process. Email: email@example.com quoting ref MBIE/2466 if you have any further questions.
Applications close on 30 January 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Science and Environment|
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