Principal Advisor - Overseas Investment Act Review
The Treasury
Wellington, New Zealand
9d ago

Rare opportunity for a policy professional to help shape and drive the review of the Overseas Investment Act

  • Provide intellectual and people leadership across the Treasury
  • Significant scope to bring new ideas and thinking into policy discussions
  • Be part of a supportive, enthusiastic and high performing team
  • The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to be a world-leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.

    At the Treasury you will have an opportunity to work with highly talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, who are working to provide advice on priority issues across government.

    We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Principal Advisor to participate in a comprehensive reform of the Overseas Investment Act , which will help shape the future of New Zealand's foreign investment regime.

    This is an exciting undertaking and would suit an effective policy operator capable of providing strong intellectual leadership, strategic oversight who can effectively navigate the cross government dynamic to deliver high profile work at pace.

    This role provides an opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and our teams will appreciate your inclusive, supportive and collaborative style.

    You will have a demonstrated ability to mentor and to support others to develop their expertise. In addition, this role includes applying a wellbeing / living standards approach to the Overseas Investment Act.

    You will also likely have an opportunity to contribute to the Treasury's wider international policy function, which includes consideration of international trade issues and the international financial institutions -

    including the IMF and World Bank.

    The role will provide an opportunity to :

  • Work closely with Ministers and the Treasury's senior leaders
  • Shape the strategic approach towards the review in a supportive and collaborative environment
  • Develop and participate in stakeholder consultation
  • Once the policy is developed, take the Bill through the legislative process
  • Provide cross-agency system leadership through working closely with a number of agencies and in particular with LINZ, MBIE and MFAT
  • About You

  • Significant breadth and depth of at least 10 years' analytical experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government processes and experience of leading and delivering high profile pieces of work
  • Well-developed written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts clearly, succinctly and with influence
  • Critical thinking and strong analytical ability
  • Previous legislative experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent relationship management skills and experience working collaboratively with others to develop agreed solutions
  • Excellent organisational skills and comfortable working at pace
  • An ability to navigate through ambiguity and to adapt to a changing environment
  • In return, we can offer

  • The opportunity to influence policy at the highest level in an interesting and stimulating work environment
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations
  • The opportunity to work in a supportive and high-performing team
  • Secondments from other government agencies will be considered. Please talk to us about flexible work options.

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