Senior Policy Analyst New Zealand Ministry of Defence  I Manatū Kaupapa Waonga - Wellington

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

New Zealand Ministry of Defence  I Manatū Kaupapa Waonga
Senior Policy Analyst (4962)
Fixed Term (December 2022), Full time



Our Defence Policy team leads major policy projects, and engages on defence matters, including NZDF initiatives, proposals and policies, in support of the Secretary of Defence’s role as principal civilian defence policy advisor to the government.  They are also active on a broad range of issues from maritime security and cyber to space and climate change and are responsible for analysing the strategic environment and its implications for New Zealand’s defence policy.

This team is looking for a fixed term Senior Analyst ready to contribute and work on the development of defence policy and on major policy projects within the branch’s portfolio.

Your experience will likely include:

  • A policy background demonstrating well-developed analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking skills
  • A reputation for sound judgement, collaborative approach, and can-do attitude,
  • Excellent written, presentation and oral communication skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of the New Zealand State Sector and the machinery of government with awareness of the defence and security sector

If this sounds like you and you are keen to be part of an inclusive and collaborative team we would love to hear from you.

Please direct any queries regarding this role to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 23 July 2021.