Strategic Policy Manager – AOG Cross Agency Wellington, Permanent

  • Big thinking social policy – population-based policy working strategically across government to influence better Pacific outcomes
  • Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou underpins our passion for Pacific well-being
  • Extensive social policy experience with wide-government reach to achieve research and performing monitoring

This rare and exciting opportunity has been created through investment to support the Ministry with influencing better policy outcomes for our Pacific Peoples.  Our Pacific values are our anchor and this pivotal Policy Manager role will ensure our Pacific voice can be integrated into the policy development across wider government.  Working to support the DCE AOG forum and wider Strategic Pacific initiatives you will bring thought leadership across government to ensure we are confident in our endeavours to create a thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.

Working for us

The Ministry for Pacific People make a significant contribution to improve outcomes for Pacific People. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into fabric of New Zealand government. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture, and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples. We have a key role in developing cross government collaboration and coordination of government’s Pacific investments

What you do in this role is:

  • play a key role in supporting the DCE Policy at the AOG (All-of-Government) DCE Pacific forum ensuring strategic initiatives and pacific programs are visible.
  • bring a strong track record in social policy development and delivery utilising Lalanga Fou principles
  • bring a collective leadership style that can confidently navigate across government to lead strategic Policy outcomes across AOG Pacific forums.
  • support the Director of Policy to creatively identify new opportunities for thought leadership and strategic future policy thinking through inter-agency engagement, strong connections and a government network that collaborates.
  • lead a team that research and write submissions, reports, briefs, and other policy outputs.
  • extend your existing network of Policy Leader stakeholders from across government, not-for-profit, community groups and industry sectors – ensuring AOG have visibility of Pacific goals.
  • proactively stay across the government and policy landscape and brief the Director and Chief Executive Officer on Policy development.
  • lead comment on behalf of Ministry for Pacific People on a wide range of government and agency policies, strategies and proposals.

 What you will bring to the role is:

  • solid social policy or population-based policy leadership and/or government relations experience in strategic policy, not for profit organisation, or political office.
  • a network of professional and seasoned Policy leaders that brings collaboration together with outcomes.
  • experience in leading and mentoring a team, demonstrating a commitment to career development and learning.
  • excellent written communication and verbal skills, with the ability to confidently communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • good understanding of the machinery of government and how to navigate it.
  • strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to engage collaboratively with different audiences on complex policy issues.
  • solid policy development skills, including the ability to develop and critique policy frameworks and strategies, and analyse and draw robust insights from data and other sources of information.

 Working for us

At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we offer attractive employment benefits including market salary, flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies. Whilst the work is challenging, you be rewarded by contributing to positive outcomes with a focus on better outcomes for our Pacific People.

If you would like more information please email [email protected] quoting the position title in the subject.  Applications will be reviewed throughout advertising and we may reach out to you if further information is required.  Applications close on Sunday 20 September at 11.59pm. 

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