Senior Policy Analyst - Climate Change | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst (8).docx (Word, 95KB)
|Application Close Date:||03-Jul-2022|
Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Change
Wellington based role
Salary band D $92.073 to $124,570
Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
- Are you keen to work in a high-profile work area that impacts on the well-being of all New Zealanders?
- Are you looking to apply your policy skills as part of a fun, high performing team?
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
The Climate Change On-Farm & Inventory team provides advice to the government on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions policy. We are part of a partnership with the primary sector and Māori called He Waka Eke Noa to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
New Zealand has started on a path towards a low-emissions future. With the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 enacted and targets set, the focus is now on getting on track to meet 2030 and 2050 targets. The primary sector is integral to New Zealand meeting its climate targets as it encompasses both the largest source (agriculture) and sink (forestry) of greenhouse gas emissions.
We are seeking a talented Senior Policy Analyst to join our team to work with the primary sector, Māori, and government, to equip farmers with the knowledge and tools they need to reduce emissions, while continuing to sustainably produce quality food and fibre products. This work includes the development of a farm gate emissions pricing mechanism.
You will bring strong written and critical thinking skills and be able to work at pace and in a fast-changing environment. Experience and interest in climate change legislation, climate/environmental science, forestry, agriculture, and the wider environmental, economic, social and cultural context in which the primary sector operates would help you succeed in this role.
If you enjoy tackling issues, researching, developing proposals and providing advice you will be a great fit with this team.
Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga? - Who are we looking for?
- Experience developing policy from first principles in a central government environment, including being comfortable navigating ambiguity in complex environments
- Comprehensive understanding of the machinery of government, including experience preparing Cabinet papers and advice for Ministers
- Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills including working with Māori, industry, NGOs, and other government agencies
- Ability to take ownership and action on challenges
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and mentor junior staff in policy work
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We are open to discussing flexible working options with you. This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, flexible start and finish times. Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working 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.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.
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. Please note this is an opportunity to move into policy at your current level.
Applications close: Sunday 3 July
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claire Hogan on 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.