Policy Advisor
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Wellington, NZ
4d ago

About us Mō mātou

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.

We are working to prevent and reduce homelessness, increase public and private housing supply, make homes warmer and healthier, make housing more affordable for people to rent and buy, and to support quality urban development and thriving communities.

HUD's Māori Housing Unit Te Kāhui Kāinga Ora leads HUD's focus to boost housing and urban development outcomes for Māori, working closely with Te Puni Kōkiri and Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities.

Te Kāhui Kāinga Ora is also engaging whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori and with key stakeholders to support those who seek to progress developments and realise their aspirations with housing and urban development.

About the role Mō te tūnga

As Policy Advisor you will support the overall capability of the team through gathering evidence, analysing policy issues, developing policy options and preparing advice for defined policy issues.

To be successful in this role you will build and maintain strong working relationships and contribute to larger, more complex projects where others have the accountability for the delivery of outputs.

The Policy Advisor is responsible for :

  • Setting policy advice in a broad political, economic and strategic context, and conducting analysis within the medium and longer term policy agenda
  • Applying standard frameworks, principles, tools and approaches to the analysis of policy issues
  • Applying critical thinking, clear logic and reasoning to analyse policy issues
  • Gathering, analysing and assessing key information and evidence from a variety of sources
  • Establishing a sound base of content knowledge, and learning how to be guided in this process by the policy agenda
  • Engaging effectively with delivery agencies, stakeholders and other government agencies
  • Contributing to developing practical and effective policy options that will help to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Providing clear, accurate, and well-reasoned policy products that are targeted to the audience
  • About you Mōu

  • Good working knowledge of a range of frameworks and methods; ability to apply appropriate approaches to given policy issues
  • Critical thinking skills with sound reasoning and judgement
  • Ability to analyse issues without the total picture
  • Effective at building relationships with stakeholders, delivery agencies and government agencies; understanding their perspectives and reflecting them in advice
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
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