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Graduate Policy Analyst 2021 | Wellington

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Qualification Requirements:

Final year of study, or have graduated in the last two years (degree equivalent)


10 months ago

Application Open

6th Jul 2020 08:00am

Application Close

31st Jul 2020 11:55pm

Category: Education & Training
Position Type: Permanent full-time
Attachments:  GPA JD March 2019.pdf (PDF, 711KB)Job DescriptionBES 0598 Policys Grad Programme FAQs_01.pdf (PDF, 65KB)
Application Close Date: 31-Jul-2020
Job Description
Graduate Policy Analyst
Permanent, Full time
Wellington, New Zealand
Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.
Help shape the future of Education
At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About the graduate programme
We are seeking up to six driven, capable and flexible people to be a part of our high-performing policy community!
As a Graduate Policy Analyst, you'll be part of an 18-month development programme to kick-start your career in policy. The programme will include two nine-month placements in different policy teams to give you experience in a variety of policy kaupapa and education subject areas.
Most of all, our Graduate programme will provide you with opportunities to help shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes for ākonga (learners), whānau and families, communities and wider New Zealand.
Who should apply?
We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Successful graduates from previous years have completed studies in Māori Studies, economics, science, engineering, law, commerce, international studies and public policy to name but a few!
As an organisation we strive to represent the communities that we serve.
We would love to receive your application if you:
  • are in your final year of study, or have graduated in the last two years (degree equivalent)
  • have a genuine interest in working in policy and making a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand
  • are creative and flexible and able to work effectively in a fast-paced ambiguous environment
  • have an understanding of the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how they can be applied to support education success for Māori ākonga and their whānau;
  • can effectively work as part of a team to achieve great results
How to apply
Applications are open from 6th July and will be managed by OCG Consulting. 
You will be directed to an online application form that will ask you a series of questions and enable you to submit your CV and academic record. 
You will be prompted to provide answers to the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What do you think you could bring to this job?
  • Your work and / or life experience
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge currently facing the education sector in NZ?
Note that these roles are for full time permanent positions to start in January 2021.
To be eligible to apply you must have NZ permanent residency or citizenship.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
There is more information in the position description attached.
For more information, please go to https://jobs.education.govt.nz/student-careers.html  
If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please call Wendy Sleath at OCG Consulting on 021 458 557 or email applications@ocg.co.nz with "Gradpolicy" in the subject line.
Applications close on 31 July 2020.
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