Analyst/Senior Analyst - International Relations | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst JD.pdf (PDF, 215KB)
|Application Close Date:||13-Feb-2022|
Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
We have two exciting opportunities in the International Relations team within MPI's International Policy Directorate. Are you super organised and energetic, with excellent people skills and a can-do attitude? Would you like to be part of MPI's work maintaining and strengthening bilateral relationships with key trading partners? Then read on.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our Directorate
The International Policy Directorate leads MPI's international engagement on a range of international and bilateral issues of interest to New Zealand's primary sector, e.g. trade, sustainability and economic growth, and establishes and represents New Zealand's position in various international bodies. It also provides input into domestic policy and its implementation. There is a strong culture of people working across teams in the directorate to address challenging emerging issues.
The International Relations team works to provide the best possible trade environment for New Zealand food and primary products, through leading and engaging in policy dialogues for primary industries, delivering practical and effective agriculture cooperation programmes, and uplifting Māori agribusiness trade capability.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the roles
We are seeking two talented Policy Analysts/Senior Policy Analysts to join our team. Your portfolio will change over time according to team priorities and as you develop your expertise, but initial projects could include setting up dialogues on agriculture cooperation with India, ASEAN or Latin American countries, helping prepare for APEC meetings on food security, and working on our international Māori agribusiness programme.
You will be working with others on our team and across MPI to achieve New Zealand's international primary sector goals, working closely with other agencies – particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – as well as stakeholders and officials of other countries.
A typical day could involve organising or participating in agriculture dialogues with our trade partners, drafting or peer reviewing briefings, engaging with other Ministries, working with MPI's offshore posts, and liaising with external stakeholders including industry and those who deliver international agriculture cooperation programmes. Until international travel resumes, ‘virtual' engagement, sometimes outside normal work hours, is also necessary to work across time zones.
It is fun, fast paced and exciting work in an inclusive, collegial and flexible working environment. If you are up for the challenge, we want to hear from you.
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako - Skills and Experience
Specifically, we are looking for Analysts/Senior Analysts who bring:
- Strong analytical skills and a clear thinker with a can-do approach.
- Great communication skills – in person and in writing.
- Highly organised and reliable.
- Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Treaty principles as they apply to MPI's work.
- Excellent relationship management and ability to work collaboratively within MPI, across government, and with Māori and stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the primary sector.
- Previous policy experience (essential for Senior Analysts).
- Sound judgement, integrity and discretion.
Analyst range is from $57,425 to $77,778 and Senior Analyst is from $75,758 to $108,321 dependant on skills and experience
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” 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.
The closing date is 13 February 2022
If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.