Senior Policy Analyst | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Fixed Term/Secondment|
|Attachments:|| PD- Senior Policy Analyst - February 2019(b).docx (Word, 31KB)
|Application Close Date:||24-Feb-2019|
18 Month Fixed Term Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced and energetic Senior Policy Analyst, or an experienced Policy Analyst ready to step up, to join the System Strategy and Policy Directorate.
Applicants will bring their natural curiosity, drive for results and knowledge of policy development to help us question the status quo, assess risk and deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Across all our work there is a strong focus on achieving equitable health outcomes, and a drive to delivering better health outcomes for Māori is a must.
To be considered you ideally bring the following:
A track record in delivering strong, fit for purpose policy advice
Experience with evaluative thinking and evidence-based policy analysis and advice
Strong understanding and experience across a range of public policy initiatives
An understanding of the role of government, regulators and the policy process
Experience working across government agencies
Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others both internal and external
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present clear robust advice and information in a plain english format that engages a wide range of audiences
The ability to cut through ambiguity and find appropriate policy solutions
Some experience in providing mentoring, peer review and guidance to others in the team.
A relevant tertiary qualification and experience in health, social or economic policy would be an advantage.
To apply for this position provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter outlining your background and your interest in the role.
To view a position description for this role please visit the Ministry of Health Careers Site.
Applications close 24 February 2019 at midnight.
All applications must be made online. For further information on this position please contact recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ministry of Health is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff - regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation - have access to equal employment opportunities. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workforce and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.