Principal Policy Advisor | Skills and Employment Policy at Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

  • Influence changes that have a real impact on the world of work
  • Help to improve employment outcomes for all New Zealanders
  • Fixed-term position until the end of September 2022
  • Join a driven, supportive and dedicated team
  • About our MBIE policy community

    MBIE has a diverse range of policy, regulatory and service delivery responsibilities that help build the economic success of New Zealand.

    Our purpose is to grow New Zealand for all and our work makes a difference to many aspects of New Zealanders' daily lives.

    This work is all the more important with many key government priorities being delivered in 2021 and beyond. There couldn't be a better time to join us and make an impact!

    MBIE has a well-established public policy community. We work with multiple Ministers across a wide range of subjects; from building and resources, to science and innovation, to Maori economic development, to labour and employment, plus many more.

    Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied. For more information go to : .

    About the team

    The Skills and Employment Policy team provides overarching market analysis, advice and leadership on MBIE and cross-agency work on labour market performance and dynamics.

    The team analyses labour market issues to lead and support the delivery of strategic advice related to the labour market and the skills system.

    We support New Zealander's to develop skills to engage in meaningful employment and employers to access the skills they need to grow.

    A core piece of work for the team is the Employment Strategy, which presents the Government's vision for the labour market and the changes it is implementing to improve employment outcomes for all New Zealanders.

    To support the Strategy we are developing the seven population focussed Employment Action Plans that will deliver a more inclusive labour market.

    About our Principal Policy Advisors

    Our Principal Policy Advisors take the lead on complex and high profile government policy projects. They apply their policy expertise, influencing skills and their superb communication to engage and work collaboratively with various groups and Ministerial offices.

    They bring their solid understanding of legislative frameworks and processes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and the wider political environment to better position New Zealand for the future.

    They are part of our policy leadership teams and share their knowledge to support and coach others to improve our public policy capability.

    Are you who we are looking for?

    We are looking for a motivated person with experience leading policy principles in high-profile projects and a track record of problem solving and providing quality advice in complex situations.

    This is a fixed-term position, providing parental leave cover until the end of September 2022.

    Ideally you will have :

  • Experience leading complex policy projects within central government
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori
  • Wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
  • Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
  • Demonstrated capability in working with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
  • Passion for leading and coaching others to develop their policy craft and take their careers to the next level
  • The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results
  • You may be a seasoned policy professional looking for that next challenge or ready to take your next step into a Principal Policy Advisor role we'd love to hear from you!

    Come join us and make a difference to New Zealanders

    Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    We welcome your enquiries for a confidential chat please contact Jane at quoting ref MBIE / 1538930

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