Senior Policy Advisor - Infrastructure, Places and Partnerships
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, New Zealand
17d ago

Job Description

This is a chance to provide policy advice in an area that shapes the way New Zealanders live, work and play.

About the opportunity

  • Help build our understanding of how infrastructure markets support housing and urban developments
  • Be involved in supporting and shaping government-led urban development initiatives
  • Work in partnership with councils, iwi and private developers to help shape the housing market New Zealand needs
  • Advise the government on how it can build 100,000 affordable houses in the next ten years
  • Provide advice as to how New Zealand can lift the economic performance of our urban areas
  • About you

    You are a highly capable senior policy advisor looking to advance your career by working on complex, challenging and high priority issues.

    This is the opportunity to work within a high performing policy area with a supportive culture where you can enjoy analysing challenging problems and finding solutions that make a difference in people's lives.

    You work well with others, deliver, and can present to senior stakeholders including Ministers.

    You may have experience in economic development policy and working in, or with, Government. You may be a systems thinker or somebody who understands the dynamics of urban form and the role that infrastructure can play.

    You'll be able to demonstrate :

  • Experience leading complex central government policy projects
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience (and a high degree of comfort) dealing with ambiguity
  • Proven ability to communicate with influence
  • Ability to lead and mentor other analysts
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, in a discipline relevant to policy, social science, economics, or property development.
  • About us

    The Housing and Urban Branch is a vibrant environment where the team really cares about what we're trying to achieve. The HUB currently sits within MBIE but will be transitioning to the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

    This shift provides an exciting opportunity to increase the focus and co-ordination of the Government's work across the entire housing spectrum.

    The new Ministry will aim to improve housing outcomes, shape rental markets, enable urban development and lift the contribution from our urban areas to New Zealand's long term success.

    Our policy interests range from :

  • Improving the experience for renters
  • Improving housing outcomes for all New Zealanders, including access, choice, affordability and liveability
  • Enabling large scale urban development and urban growth
  • Lifting the overall performance of New Zealand's urban areas
  • About the work

    We have a number of high priority projects to deliver advice on. These include :

  • Shape the policy and legislative settings that enable growth in urban areas
  • Advising on economic growth and innovation in New Zealand's cities
  • Provide cross-portfolio, urban-focused policy advice to influence government actions on housing and urban development, integrated transport and land-
  • use planning, infrastructure, economic development and other areas

  • Identifying opportunities for housing and urban projects across the NZ, including where developments go, advice on government partnerships
  • Helping shape new infrastructure funding and financing tools to ensure change in urban areas
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

    The functions of this branch will transfer to the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, adding to the exciting opportunity to shape the future policy agenda in this area.

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will be the Government's lead advisor on urban development. We will help deliver on the Government's priorities to make housing more affordable and lift the performance of our urban areas to ensure they improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders and make our cities work better.

    We will achieve this through a mix of leading, facilitating and coordinating the Government's agenda for housing and urban development.

    What to do next

    Click on the APPLY button below to view a position description, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

    For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    Email Peter.vandeMerwe mbie.govt.nz if you have any further questions.

    Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 19 August 2018

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