Local recruitment: Senior Policy Analyst (Freshwater)

New Zealand Ministry for the Environment - Manatū Mō Te Taiao

New Zealand 🇳🇿

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Want to influence the Essential Freshwater programme by turning policy into reality?
  • Permanent role with flexible working/location to support your work-life balance
  • Join an inclusive and supportive team working in collaboration across the motu

Use your implementation and delivery experience on interesting and exciting work that will make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand and our environment!

Policy Implementation and Delivery (PID) at MfE has a stewardship role in enabling environmental policy intention into positive reality. PID leads the planning and management of policy implementation, bringing together integrated partnerships with iwi/Māori, partner agencies, local government, councils, industry and the scientific community to achieve collaborative, transformational delivery of environmental reforms.

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

We are looking for an experienced, forward-thinking Senior Policy Analyst to drive and support the policy implementation of the Essential Freshwater work programme.   

You will be scoping and leading key projects to provide tools, support and guidance to the regional sector, iwi and hapū, rural sector and others, to ensure that the essential freshwater regulatory package delivers on its outcomes of protecting and restoring our freshwater. 

The role will also have a focus on projects that support and facilitate the overarching objective of managing freshwater in a way that gives effect to Te Mana o te Wai. 

You will also:  

  • provide coordination and technical leadership for projects including procuring tools and guidance from service providers
  • build relationships with the regional sector, iwi and hapū groups, primary sector and eNGOs
  • support and mentor other members of the team.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

If you feel inspired by our kaupapa and want to contribute to advancing environmental outcomes for tangata whenua and Aotearoa New Zealand then we want to hear from you. Our ideal candidate will bring:

  • demonstrated experience in policy implementation at a national or regional level
  • experience working with tangata whenua, regional councils or the primary sector
  • familiarity with environmental management or freshwater
  • strong engagement skills and ability to effectively build and manage relationships
  • project management, project leadership and mentoring experience
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • strong analytical skills
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • an understanding of and willingness to develop your cultural capability in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori.

Experience in agriculture preferred but not essential.

Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary Range

Salary range for this role is from $101,802 up to $124,424 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

Mō mātou | About us  

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.  We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • active employee networks including Māori, Asian, Neurodivergent, Women, Pasifika, Rainbow 
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.  An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this mahi please contact [email protected] If you require a copy of the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs and click through to view the advertisement and position description.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.  We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. 

We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: end of Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details

Employer:Ministry for the Environment
Position type:Permanent Full Time
Category:Policy & analysis
Date listed:04-Oct-2022
Closing date:19-Oct-2022
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