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Closing Date:  5.00 pm 18th June 2017

  • Climate Change
  • Urban Policy

The Ministry for the Environment's purpose is to make Aotearoa New Zealand the most liveable place in the world for our children, their children and their mokopuna. We are seeking senior policy analysts to develop high quality advice, implement policy and connect with partners to help us achieve this purpose.

The Ministry is the government's primary advisor on the environment and its relationship to New Zealand's economy. We make sure our environment supports New Zealand's prosperity – economic, social and cultural – without compromising it for future generations.   Our environmental stewardship makes a real difference for New Zealanders.

We are respected for our strategic view and fresh thinking. We design innovative, durable and sustainable solutions to complex challenges.   To do this, we draw on the diverse talents of our people and build strong, purposeful and productive relationships with our stakeholders.  

We have two roles available that require Economics expertise


Senior Policy Analyst – Economics expertise - Climate Change

Our climate is changing, and presents one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Now is the time for action, and we have an opportunity to show leadership and actively shape the decisions of government, businesses and our communities to respond to this challenge.  

Climate Change policy is akin to economic policy; we are searching for a strong economist who is interested in working at the nexus of the environment and the economy.

The Successful Candidate will have expertise in:

  • economics; ideally application of economics expertise in public policy
  • developing real-world solutions to public-policy problems
  • working well with others in your team, and in and beyond your organisation
  • bringing together diverse perspectives
  • listening and persuading
  • communicating complex ideas simply, both orally and in writing.

While an understanding of climate change or the ETS is an advantage, it is not a prerequisite for appointment. 

Please contact Janine Smith, Manager of Climate Change Policy on 021 144 7617 for more information.


Senior Policy Analyst – Economics expertise – Urban Policy

This is a rare opportunity to bring economics expertise to help shape the Ministry's role in making NZ's towns and cities the most liveable in the world. Cities are where most of our people live and are crucial to NZ's success. Cities attract innovative and creative people with the social interaction and economic opportunities on offer.  The quality of built and natural environments in our urban areas needs to be maintained and improved as cities change and develop – and to avoid severe impacts such as poor water quality and unaffordable housing. The Ministry needs to better understand and influence urban dynamics to achieve a great quality of life for all.

Our work is centred around urban resource management and planning.  We're particularly interested in innovative solutions that help our stakeholders achieve common urban outcomes.

You will play a leading role in developing and implementing the work programme for the newly established urban and infrastructure policy team.

The Successful Candidate will have demonstrated expertise in applying economic expertise to complex public policy problems in areas such as transport, land and housing, labour or energy market analysis.  They will also have demonstrated expertise in:

  • working well with others in your team, and in and beyond your organisation
  • bringing together diverse perspectives
  • listening and persuading
  • communicating complex ideas simply, both orally and in writing.

Ideally you will have experience in either central or local government in urban policy and/or infrastructure management and delivery. 


Please contact David Chittenden, Manager of Urban and Infrastructure Policy – Wellington, on +64 22 318 7756 for more information.

For enquiries about the recruitment process please contact Rachel Dougherty: Rachel.Dougherty@mfe.govt.nz, or + 64 27 452 6246