Manager Immigration | International & Humanitarian) Policy at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Grow your career with purpose at MBIE
- Lead policy advice to Government on immigration and legislation settings relating to New Zealand’s refugee programme, national security, international trade, migration relationships and Pacific migration
- Build a newly formed team of Principal, Senior and Policy Advisors responsible for providing sound policy and regulatory advice, knowing the evidence and being collaborative
- Influence and partner with other agencies to deliver joined up analysis and advice on key immigration issues affecting New Zealand’s future and wellbeing
About the role:
The Manager, Immigration (International and Humanitarian) Policy is a newly created leadership and management position within the Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy (ESIP) Branch, within the Labour, Science + Enterprise group at MBIE
You will lead the new International and Humanitarian team, that is currently being established. The team is designed to respond to the increasing demand across the immigration policy space with a focus on the humanitarian and international dimensions of the immigration system.
The team works closely with the other Immigration policy teams to ensure that MBIE continues to provide overall stewardship for the immigration system and deliver the Government’s work programme. This will involve working across MBIE and other government agencies on cross cutting policy choices by bringing the requisite immigration system stewardship and policy lens.
You will be credible and influential with senior leaders and Ministers to ensure that decision makers make well informed decisions. You will lead and supports the overall work programme.
You will have the ability to represent MBIE externally on relevant immigration issues. You will be customer focused and work well with operational agencies to support effective policy implementation.
As Manager you responsible for:
- Setting strategy for the team, driving activity, allocating resources, and ensuring cross-Ministry co-ordination and results to maximise the contribution that the team makes to MBIE outcomes and government goals
- Leading the team's policy domain, providing policy advice, applying judgement including identifying risks and opportunities
- Effectively influencing, and contributing to, the authorising environment for our work, through building and maintaining enduring relationships with senior stakeholders
- Maintaining a high-performing policy and analysis team through good recruitment and performance management, and by developing and maintaining a culture of learning and development.
- Leading relationships and team engagement with fellow policy directors, policy managers and teams across the broader branch and labour market policy environment within MBIE.
- You will work closely with the policy directors in the branch, and the wider leadership team, to support a high performing and evidence-based branch that is a great place to work, that has an enabling and inclusive culture.
About the team
The International and Humanitarian team leads the analysis on New Zealand’s refugee policy, which includes considering how New Zealand responds to international humanitarian crises such as Afghanistan. The team is responsible for leading policy and legislative advice on national security issues within the immigration system.
The team provides policy advice on migration from the Pacific, immigration aspects of FTA negotiations and lead policy engagement with the ‘Migration 5’ and ‘Border 5’.
Together with the Workplace Relations and Safety Policy Branch, we are the lead policy advisors on labour market issues. As a branch we focus on issues relating to skills, employment, labour market planning and immigration.
We work closely with a range of other internal and external stakeholders including other policy teams and service delivery arms within MBIE. We also work closely with unions and business organisations, and a wide range of other external stakeholders, including international counterparts.
Skills and experience required:
Ideally, you will have experience leading regulatory policy advice and legislative change and working across agencies especially on international security issues. Some background knowledge of the immigration system and immigration policy would be beneficial.
- Understands the strategic context, current policy agenda and priorities,
- Is able to apply strong intellectual capability to analyse large, complex policy issues and readily grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others.
- Has the intellectual capability and judgement to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
- Demonstrates mastery of public policy processes and has an in-depth understand of the policy production process, including stakeholder consultation processes.
- Has the ability to use effective commissioning and policy management techniques including to identify and manage risks.
- Is able to communicate and persuade using a range of oral, written and visual mediums in diverse situations.
- A relevant tertiary qualification.
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 a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/2750 if you have any further questions.
Applications close on 7 February 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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