Climate Change Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, NZ Ministry for Primary Industries – Wellington

Published 22:52 on January 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:52 on January 4, 2018  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

Due to an expanding work programme, we need new policy analysts & senior policy analysts to join the Ministry for Primary Industries' Domestic Climate Change team. Our team works on high profile climate change policy (agriculture and forestry) which is a fast moving and highly visible area of government policy.

Job Description

  • Do you want to lead climate change policy for New Zealand’s largest source (agriculture) and sink (forestry) of emissions… where the sky is, quite literally, the limit?
  • Do you want to make a difference at the heart of New Zealand’s economy?

Then read on, we have just what you are looking for!

The role

Due to an expanding work programme, we need new policy analysts & senior policy analysts to join the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Domestic Climate Change team. Our team works on high profile climate change policy (agriculture and forestry) which is a fast moving and highly visible area of government policy. We lead work to address agricultural emissions, enable climate change to fund an expansion of our native and exotic forests (and the carbon dioxide they absorb), and run the Climate Change Forestry and Biological Emissions Reference Groups. These opportunities provide excellent career development and mentoring opportunities and will involve working with some of New Zealand’s largest and most dynamic industries.

What we are looking for

We are looking for people with strong analytical skills, high standards and the drive to provide leading-edge advice. If you also have a good sense of humour, are energetic, and have strong communication and presentation skills, this is the role for you. You will have the capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue.

Previous experience as a policy analyst or in a similar role, and knowledge of the primary sector and the wider environmental, economic, social and political context it operates within would be useful. A background or understanding of environmental economics will be highly regarded.

How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click here.

If you have any questions about these roles, please contact Matt Brown, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 894 0258 or matt.brown@mpi.govt.nz

Applications close: Monday 22 January

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