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

Closing Date: July 23, 2021

The responsibilities for Manatū Kaupapa Waonga to provide civilian advice on defence matters are primarily executed by the Defence Policy and Planning function, consisting of three branches – Policy, International and Development.

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.  The team 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.

The Defence Policy team is looking for a Senior Policy Analyst ready to contribute and work on the development of defence policy and on policy projects within the branches portfolio.   This a fixed term or secondment opportunity to December 2022.

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

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Applications close at 5pm on Friday 23 July 2021

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