Principal Analyst - Adaptation at Climate Change Commission, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
We have an exciting opportunity for highly skilled and passionate Principal Analyst to join the Adaptation team at He Pou a Rangi and create positive change for Aotearoa.
- Contribute to positive climate action in Aotearoa
- Join a team of climate change experts, thought leaders in their field of study
- Utilise your sharp mind and keen analytical skills in crucial and meaningful mahi
We are seeking people who are able to lead the development of the Commission's work on adaptation, develop analytical approaches and frameworks for adaptation advice grounded in te ao Māori, and engage openly with partners and stakeholders.
Mō mātou | About us:
He Pou a Rangi | The Climate Change Commission (the Commission) is an Independent Crown Entity established under the Climate Change Response Act 2002.
We provide independent, expert advice to the Aotearoa Government on both mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, and monitor and review the Government's progress towards its emissions reduction and adaptation goals. The Commission plays a key role in developing and implementing clear and stable climate change policies in Aotearoa.
The Adaptation team is responsible for leading the Commission's work on the next National Climate Change Risk Assessment, and assessing progress of the Government's National Adaptation Plan. The Adaptation team works closely with other teams across the Commission - including the Commission's sector experts, Rautaki Māori team, and Communications and Engagement team.
Ngā Tūnga | The Role:
We are looking for a Principal Analyst in the Adaptation team that has a strong background in climate change adaptation in a policy environment, developing analytical approaches and frameworks, and engaging openly with partners and stakeholders.
The Adaptation team was established in July 2022, so you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the establishment of the adaptation function and the longer-term success of the Commission. You will lead technical and policy analysis in collaboration with others. You will navigate complex issues, develop new frameworks and approaches, manage relationships and engage with stakeholders as the Commission's advice is developed.
A key priority for the Commission is te ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner and grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our work.
Mō ēnei tūranga mahi | This role involves:
- Creating and applying a range of frameworks and methods from a western and te ao Māori lens in analysis needed to provide evidence based and independent advice.
- Framing and communicating advice in a way that recognises the needs and concerns of the audience, including the drafting of policy, modelling or technical reports.
- Helping to shape the strategic view of the work programme and bringing intellectual leadership, new ideas and knowledge to the table.
- Making sound, timely decisions that keep the organisation and work moving forward.
- Leading and contributing to multiple pieces of work concurrently in a collaborative manner.
- Supporting other Commission staff and contributing to the expert analysis provided to the Board, taking on feedback and making enhancements to enable effective decision making.
- Engaging with Iwi/Māori in a manner that upholds Tikanga and recognises the Crown - Māori partnership under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Ō pūmanawa | About you:
- Strong knowledge and experience of a range of research, evidence and analytical methods, including emerging and innovative approaches and frameworks.
- Sound judgement and awareness of the context within which advice is formulated and communicated
- Strong logic and reasoning skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
- Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written.
- Strong understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Te Ao Māori and experience engaging with Iwi/Māori (required for Role 1)
- Experience working in climate change adaptation in a policy environment (required for Role 2)
- An understanding of government processes, systems and tools
- A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably post-graduate or equivalent experience
We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equality and equity. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.
Tono mai ināia nei | Apply Now:
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Rā kati | Applications close: 5pm on 7 December 2022. For further questions regarding this role, please email email@example.com.
Please note interviews may commence with suitable candidates prior to the closing date. To be considered for this role you must be currently residing in NZ and able to live and work in NZ.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Climate Change Commission|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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|File links:||CCC Job Description - Principal Analyst .pdf|
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