Principal Policy Advisor | Labour Market Performance + Policy at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Grow your Policy career with purpose at MBIE
About the role:
This is a leadership opportunity in a team that has been recently established to improve the evidence base for policy development into skills, employment and immigration issues in MBIE.
We are looking for someone who is intellectually curious, comfortable using different policy frameworks and tools, and able to effectively gather, critically assess and use a range of evidence to understand issues and provide actionable advice on complex issues.
You will work with the policy manager to identify priorities for research and investigation, lead the production of particular analytical products, coach and guide junior staff, and work with colleagues and stakeholders inside and outside MBIE to promote our labour market analysis and priorities and encourage work to advance our interests.
About the team
The Labour Market Policy and Performance (LMPP) team leads the development of policy advice on the performance of the labour market and carries out labour market analysis to support and inform policy development by teams in MBIE’s Employment Skills and Immigration Policy (ESIP) branch.
We work within ESIP and across MBIE to promote deeper and better understanding of New Zealand’s labour market, and to provide action-relevant advice. Our work includes:
- doing deep quantitative and/or qualitative dives into labour market topics of relevance to ESIP’s policy work programme and the Government’s agenda,
- monitoring and understanding trends and developments in New Zealand’s labour market, so that MBIE and the Government are able to respond promptly and appropriately,
- providing quick advice, drawing on our data, knowledge and evidence base, on labour market issues to support ESIP policy teams and Ministerial decision-making,
- over time, acting as a repository of knowledge over labour market issues for ESIP and MBIE as a whole,
- building strong relationships within MBIE and with key external stakeholders, so that MBIE’s labour market priorities and perspectives are well-understood, shared and advanced by others.
Skills and experience required:
- Proven experience leading complex policy projects and using a range of up-to-date frameworks, principles, tools and methods.
- Strong systems thinking skills, the ability to quickly develop an understanding of context in relation to the insights required and provide advice that is practically useful.
- An ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide range of people at all levels, both internal and external to MBIE.
- Track record of successfully working collaboratively to deliver shared products in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility with a diverse range of internal and external decisionmakers, leaders and colleagues.
- An economics background or experience using statistical techniques would be desirable.
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 I waenganui 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 ngāi wi, 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 mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.
How to apply:
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/2802 if you have any further questions.
Applications close on 7 February 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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