Policy Analyst
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
6h ago

Permanent Role, Wellington Based

Looking to stretch and grow into a new and exciting role?

We are seeking a motivated and inquiring Policy Analyst to join our Seniors Policy team at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

We are looking for committed and capable people to join us. We will provide you the opportunity to lead interesting policy projects and gain a range of experiences.

You will work both across MSD and with a variety of agencies and stakeholders.

This opportunity is in a busy and interesting policy team

By 2034 one in five New Zealanders will be over the age of 65. The Seniors Policy team deals with the social policy issues related to this growing population group including New Zealand Superannuation, the Residential Care Subsidy, the SuperGold Card, employment, digital inclusion and housing.

The team also works closely with the Office for Seniors and has a key role in implementing the Better Later Life He Oranga Kaumātua 2019-2034 Strategy.

You will be part of a wider supportive Policy Branch

This team is part of a busy, diverse and friendly Policy Branch. There’s a great vibe across the Branch where people are focused on delivering high quality policy advice in a positive, supportive team environment.

We work hard to ensure policy settings are responsive to New Zealanders’ diverse needs and wellbeing while also focussing on staff wellbeing and personal work / life balance.

We pride ourselves on investing in developing and supporting staff to reach their full potential.

To be successful in a Policy Analyst role, you will need to demonstrate :

  • policy analysis experience
  • analytical, critical thinking and judgment skills
  • knowledge of machinery of government
  • knowledge and capability in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te ao Maori
  • application of effective relationship management skills
  • excellent oral and written communication, with demonstrated ability to provide clear concise written advice
  • ability to work under tight timelines and provide quality advice
  • We are a large organisation with policies and services that support most New Zealanders at some point in their life from Child Care Assistance to Public Housing to Superannuation.
  • We work collaboratively with the service delivery groups of our Ministry and with our policy colleagues across government, to ensure fit for purpose policies you can see the policies you’ve developed right through to operational implementation.
  • Our practice is guided by a foundation of shared cultural behaviours which has embedded a positive and supportive working environment.
  • We have a new strategic direction Te Pae Tawhiti that sets out a strong vision and purpose for MSD.
  • We are committed to building diversity, accessibility and inclusion in our workplace. We can offer flexible working arrangements.
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