Policy Advisor

Date:  26 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE

•    Make a real difference for New Zealanders through transforming the building and construction sector
•    Help solve complex strategic policy challenges
•    Build your career with a breadth of experiences
•    Salary - $72,119K - $89,645K depending on skills and experience

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

We are looking for a new permanent Policy Advisor for the Strategy and Evaluation Team which is part of System, Strategy and Performance (SSP) in the Building System Performance Branch. 

The Building System Performance Branch provides policy and technical advice on New Zealand's building system, rules and standards. We implement building legislation and regulations to grow New Zealand for all. 

Within the branch SSP is responsible for organising and facilitating strategic planning across MBIE’s building regulatory system. We help colleagues across the system understand what is happening in the construction sector and make decisions on the most effective actions we can take as regulatory stewards. To do this, the team maintains a strategic view of current and emerging trends in the building and construction sector, works with colleagues to understand how to monitor and evaluate how the building system is performing, and helps colleagues use this evidence base to determine our overall vision and create strategies for priority work areas. These priorities include improving seismic resilience, ensuring regulation is fit-for-purpose, improving reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.

As a member of the Strategy and Evaluation team, you will be is responsible for supporting the overall capability of the team and SSP more generally. You will gather evidence; analyse policy issues and develop policy options; prepare policy advice for defined policy issues; and contribute to larger, more complex projects where others have the accountability for the delivery of outputs.

MBIE is a great place to work and there are numerous development opportunities to grow and build your career.  Alongside this we support a wide range of flexible working arrangements.  

Talk to us about what might work for both you and us. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

We are looking for a motivated person with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, who is comfortable with ambiguity, and able to deliver results.

You will have a good tertiary qualification and ideally:

•    knowledge of policy frameworks/principles/tools/approaches and experience in applying these to the analysis of policy issues and formulating high-quality policy advice
•    able to build requisite knowledge for different policy issues quickly drawing on information and evidence from multiple and diverse sources
•    excellent written and oral communication skills with an eye for detail
•    a collaborative approach to working with others and experience in working effectively with Ministers, public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
•    understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori.

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It

Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 

Email Sammy Glover at sammy.glover@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/11941 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 11 June 2023, MBIE has the right to review and appoint to this position prior to the closing date, please don't delay - apply today!!