Senior Policy Advisor/ Policy Advisor
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
13d ago

Job Description

Senior Policy Advisor / Policy Advisor

Full-time, events based position

The National Party Leader's Office has a vacancy for a Policy Advisor or Senior Policy Advisor (depending on your level of experience).

Reporting to the Chief Policy Advisor, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture and provide expert analysis and advice to the National Leader and MPs across particular subject areas.

Some of your responsibilities will include :

  • Work closely with MPs to analyse and develop responses to policy announcements from the Government and other external parties
  • Provide evaluative thinking and evidence-based policy analysis and advice to help set and implement National's strategy
  • Manage the planning, research, writing and presentation of briefings and policy papers
  • Keep abreast of daily news and topical issues
  • Work with MPs to develop oral questions in Parliament
  • Key skills :

  • Strong analysis problem solving skills - able to come up to speed quickly with new issues, examine them from all sides, and recommend an evidence-based solution
  • Very strong writing ability, complemented with sound numerical skills
  • Political acumen and a good understanding of the New Zealand parliamentary environment, as well as party policies and positions
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, and manage competing demands for your time
  • Self-motivated with a good attitude and willingness to work hard in a challenging but stimulating environment
  • This is an events based, fixed term role. The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles.

    Applications close Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

    If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Talent parliament.govt.nz

    To apply for this job, please go to our job site https : / / careers.parliament.govt.nz / home and enter the job code 17462GJ.

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