Senior Policy Analyst, Biosecurity Policy

Ministry of Primary Industries

Wellington, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Mar 27

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Senior Policy Analyst - Biosecurity Policy - Permanent full time or part time position

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

  • Work in a high-profile and exciting area to make a significant impact for New Zealand
  • Minimum of 24 hrs per week will be considered
  • Experience with Te Tiriti and/or economic modelling and analysis a plus

Kōrero mō te tūranga-About the role

We are seeking someone with solid experience in policy to join our team. You will need to be a skilled communicator capable of working with a range of people with different backgrounds, perspectives and interests. You will enjoy working in a complex and ambiguous policy environment.

Previous experience in the primary industries is not essential but would be useful. We are after your ability as an analyst and your interest in the environment in which our primary producers operate.

To be successful in this role you need:

  • Demonstrated experience as an analyst, senior analyst, or in a similar working environment.
  • A capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue or proposal.
  • The ability to find policy solutions and think broadly.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • The ability to influence and persuade, and work across a range of different groups.

Flexibility is essential - while your initial assignment will be within biosecurity policy, you need to be prepared to work across the full range of subject areas covered by the Policy and Trade branch.

Knowledge of Te Ao Māori and/or experience in Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi analysis will be an advantage.

If you are looking for your next step in your policy career working in a high-profile area, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Mō tō mātou rōpū-About our team

The Biosecurity Partnerships Policy team sits in MPI's Policy and Trade Branch and provides strategic policy advice and analysis on biosecurity issues. We help ensure that our world-leading biosecurity system protects New Zealand's economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being from pests and diseases. We support groups throughout the community so that they have the tools they need to prepare for and respond to domestic biosecurity challenges. We work with industry to preserve and grow our productive and successful primary sector, and protect New Zealand's native species. Our teams include analysts with backgrounds in science, arts and humanities, veterinary medicine, and economics.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua-About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no small feat, and we have a team of hardworking and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono-How to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on "APPLY NOW" or visit the MPI Careers site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application.

Applications close: 5 April 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or ****

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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