MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 182 - 22 April 2015

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Senior Policy Officer (Infrastructure)
    NSW Trade & Investment
    (Sydney, NSW)
  2. Quality, Standards and Policy Officer
    James Cook University
    (Townsville, QLD)
  3. Senior Policy Officer
    NSW Ministry of Health
    (North Sydney, NSW)
  4. Senior Policy Officer
    Department of Justice and Regulation
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  5. General Manager
    Alzheimer’s Australia
    (Barton, ACT)
  1. Assistant Policy Officer
    Office of Finance and Services
    (Sydney, NSW)
  2. Analyst
    NSW Trade & Investment
    (Orange, NSW)
  3. Experienced Policy Professional
    Breast Cancer Network Australia
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  4. Policy Advisor (Audit and Assurance)
    CPA Australia
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  5. Policy Advisor (Infrastructure)
    NSW Business Chamber
    (North Sydney, NSW)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Policy Analyst
    Ministry of Defence
    (Wellington, NZ)
  2. Senior Advisor (Sport and Recreation)
    Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    (Wellington, NZ)
  3. Policy Analyst
    New Zealand Customs Service
    (Wellington, NZ)
  4. Policy Analyst (Education)
    Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Experienced Policy Professional
    Department of the PM and Cabinet
    (Wellington, NZ)
  1. Senior Policy Adviser
    New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
    (Wellington, NZ)
  2. Immigration Policy Internship
    The Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  3. Economic Policy Internship
    The Centre for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  4. Domestic Policy Internship
    The Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Management and Policy Intern
    The Urban Institute
    (Washington, DC, USA)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1 Senior Policy Officer (Infrastructure)
NSW Trade & Investment

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $97,883 - $107,863

CLOSING DATE: 03 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and culture policy and development body. We provide support to artists and key arts and cultural organisations through our infrastructure and funding programs, and targeted strategies. Arts NSW works collaboratively with the NSW cultural institutions, the arts and cultural sector and partners within government. More information about Arts NSW can be accessed at www.arts.nsw.gov.au

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The primary purpose of the role is to provide high level advice and develop Arts NSW cultural infrastructure policies to support the continued development of the arts and cultural sector across metropolitan and regional NSW.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Develop policies and strategies for arts and cultural infrastructure provision in partnership with other Government agencies and local government to improve and increase arts related infrastructure across the state.
  • Review and contribute to the preparation and implementation of cultural infrastructure policy documents.
  • Undertake research and analysis to develop strategic policy advice on arts and cultural infrastructure issues, providing a robust evidence base for planning and policy development.

For more information about the role click here to view the role description.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should outline their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions in a cover letter [maximum two pages] as well as supplying an updated copy of their resume [maximum five pages] with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.

  1. Please outline your experience in policy development, and describe the process you would undertake in analysing, developing and implementing policy.
  2. Provide examples of how you ensure stakeholder collaboration within policy development and implementation, highlighting your communication skills.

Applications must be lodged electronically. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.


2 Quality, Standards and Policy Officer
James Cook University

LOCATION: Townsville, QLD

SALARY: $84,062 - $96,531

CLOSING DATE: 01 May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Quality, Standards and Policy Officer provides high level support for the University’s quality enhancement framework, standards assurance processes, and policy framework, enabling a nimble risk based approach to quality, standards and policy activities that supports good business practice and adds value to the University. The Quality, Standards and Policy Officer provides management and high level technical support within the Quality Enhancement Framework providing coordination; secretariat services and support for quality reviews; coordination of assurance processes to monitor compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The Quality, Standards and Policy Officer manages the JCU policy library; proactively engaging with managers and key stakeholders to review existing policies, identifying gaps, deficiencies and overlaps; providing advice and support through the development and/or revision of policies and subsequent process or change impacts. The incumbent liaises with, educates and trains staff on the JCU policy framework and any new or updated policies.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications must be lodged electronically using the online facility located at http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/


3 Senior Policy Officer
NSW Ministry of Health

LOCATION: North Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $97,883 - $107,863

CLOSING DATE: 01 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

Develop and support the implementation of best practice policies, programs and projects; and provide advice in relation to drug and alcohol and mental health issues for the Ministry of Health, public health organisations, and related government and non-government agencies. Provide policy advice to support the achievement of NSW Health’s objectives in relation to drug and alcohol and mental health clinical standards and design, with particular focus on quality and safety frameworks within the health system.

APPLICATIONS:

All applications must be submitted on line via jobs.nsw.gov.au to be considered. For an information package please click here. Role Inquiries: Contact Debbie Kaplan on (02) 9424 5803.


4 Senior Policy Officer
Department of Justice and Regulation

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $85,215 - $103,103

CLOSING DATE: 26 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

Justice Health is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Regulation responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons. In Victoria, health services for persons in prisons are contracted out to health service providers. As head of system, Justice Health sets the policies and standards for health care in prisons and contract manages the health service providers.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Policy Officer will be a motivated individual, with a policy background and good project management experience. The right candidate will have strong written and oral communications skills; experience in developing policy advice within a complex environment; and demonstrated experience managing projects within government.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Senior Policy Officer will manage, develop, review and evaluate health policy initiatives, programs, guidelines and standards and provide strategic advice to the Department of Justice and Regulation, service providers and stakeholders.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Experience in the development of policy advice within a complex human services environment.
  • Experience in leading and managing projects, within specified time frames.
  • Well-developed analytical and conceptual skills, together with an ability to identify policy and program needs, investigate issues and undertake research.
  • Highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed writing skills, including demonstrated experience in preparing quality and timely briefs, reports and correspondence using clear and concise language, and content appropriate to its purpose and audience.
  • Effective coordination and organisational ability – including an ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to contribute effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within the criminal justice system and demonstrated absence of a relevant offence history.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through SEEK


5 General Manager (Policy Program and Research)
Alzheimer's Australia

LOCATION: Barton, ACT

SALARY: $130k - $150k

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Alzheimer's Australia is a national peak body providing support and advocacy for the 500,000 Australians living with dementia. The organisation offers a vast network of support groups around Australia, confidential counselling, workshops and information sessions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the National CEO, this role is responsible for leading the National Policy, Program and Research Team, and as a member of the Senior Management Team, supporting the President and National CEO in achieving priority for dementia in public health policy, the National Disabilities Insurance Scheme, and aged care policy. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing national programs with the objective of improving access to quality dementia care for people of all ages.

This is a unique opportunity to grow an established organisation's array of programs while enjoying the immense job satisfaction that arises benefiting the wider community.

Working within a progressive environment, you will get to make a direct impact on the health outcomes of Australians everywhere.

APPLICATIONS:

For more information, and to apply, visit http://applynow.net.au/jobs/66766


6 Assistant Policy Officer
Office of Finance and Services

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $75,559 – 83,371

CLOSING DATE: 28 April 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

You will assist in providing policy research and analysis to assist in the work of the Strategic Policy Branch. This work includes development and implementation of the NSW Government ICT Strategy and Procurement Reform Program. You will assist in monitoring outcomes and tracking and reporting on key deliverables.

As Assistant Policy Officer, you will contribute to the provision of effective secretariat support to the NSW Government’s governance bodies, including the ICT and Procurement Boards, Advisory Panels, Leadership Groups and associated working groups. This work has a strong policy and research focus.

The main challenges of this role will be to maintain a high quality of work in a context of rapidly changing priorities and conflicting perspectives. You will also play a key role in monitoring workflow and providing high level administrative support.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications or experience/knowledge relevant to policy work. You will have demonstrated experience in analysis, research or implementation in government or a related sector and an awareness of the machinery of government. You will be confident in building strong professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders and will enjoy working in a busy, fast paced team, delivering whole of government strategy including ICT and procurement.

APPLICATIONS:

Your application should include a two page cover letter, and an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. There are no selection criteria to be addressed. Applications through Jobs.NSW


7 Analyst
NSW Trade & Investment

LOCATION: Orange, NSW

SALARY: $104,887

CLOSING DATE: 26 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (known as NSW Trade & Investment) drives sustainable economic growth in NSW. NSW Trade & Investment strives for a strong customer service culture in all areas of our service delivery.

The Department promotes local and international trade and investment, identifies and supports economic growth opportunities and provides support to business and industry with a focus on the energy and natural resources, agriculture and tourism, hospitality, racing and cultural sectors. We deliver a broad range of government services including regulation and compliance, research and development, education and advisory, program and grant delivery, policy development and land management.

At NSW Trade & Investment we provide our people with opportunities to develop their career and learn new skills. The Department also provides staff with flexibility through flexible work arrangements and various leave provisions. Work life balance is important to NSW Trade & Investment.

For more information about the Department click here to go to the Department’s website.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Analyst provides high-quality quantitative, qualitative and/or economic evaluation expertise to assist in the planning, conduct and reporting of evaluations across NSW Trade & Investment. The Analyst will contribute towards the evaluation of public programs and the ongoing development of evaluation methodologies to support evidence based policy and decision making in government.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Manage and conduct, as directed, evaluations and applied economic research, including the use of economic evaluation, and ensure that the methodologies used are rigorous and credible, thereby ensuring the efficient allocation of public resources across the full range of NSW Trade & Investment’s responsibilities.
  • Identify opportunities for the application of economic evaluations across the Department’s core responsibilities.
  • Provide evaluation support and advice to NSW Trade & Investment managers, the Executive, Ministers and relevant stakeholder advisory bodies.

For more information about the role click here to view the role description.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should outline their suitability by ad-dressing the following two targeted questions in a cover letter [maximum two pages] as well as sup-plying an updated copy of their resume [maximum five pages] with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.

  1. Describe your experience working with stake-holders to create achievable plans, regularly monitor performance, and achieve desired out-comes.
  2. Provide an example of a time when you were required to research and analyse information to make evidence-based recommendations.

Applications must be lodged electronically. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.


8 Experienced Policy Professional
Breast Cancer Network Australia

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Breast Cancer Network Australia is Australia's peak national breast cancer consumer organisation. We work strategically to support, inform, represent & connect together Australians personally affected by breast cancer.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Our Policy, Advocacy and Information Resources team:

  • Works with government, clinicians, researchers and other cancer organisations to improve the treatment and care of women with breast cancer.
  • Advocates for new and improved treatments and services
  • Coordinates our in-house trained Consumer Representatives who sit on various committees around Australia ensuring the needs of women affected by breast cancer are heard
  • Collaborates with researchers and conducts in-house research
  • Develops information resources to assist women and their families such as fact sheets, booklets and major information kits
  • Regularly produces submissions, background papers, position statements, letters, research bulletins and reports on BCNA research findings
  • Attends and presents at conferences, forums and stakeholder meetings

Our team of five is excited about implementing an exciting new three year strategic plan which will continue to work on all of the above whilst enhancing our advocacy agenda with a focus on secondary breast cancer, diversity issues and enhanced services and support for the ongoing health and well-being of survivors.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We would like to hear from candidates who love to write, have an interest in policy and advocacy work and have the following background:

  • At least two years Policy experience
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications
  • Application of critical thinking skills in a professional workplace
  • Proven outstanding written skills

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through SEEK


9 Policy Advisor (Audit and Assurance)
CPA Australia

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

CPA Australia is one of the largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 150,000 finance, accounting and business professionals in 121 countries across the globe. A key part of making this happen is our External Positioning Team which drives CPA Australia's reputation as a 'thought leader' by developing and communicating key policy positions, providing effective advocacy on issues of concern to our members and ensuring CPA Australia is positioned as a leading commentator in those areas.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

An outstanding opportunity now exists to join the External Positioning Team as a Policy Advisor – Audit and Assurance. In this position you will be a responsible for producing high quality policy outputs to position CPA Australia as a key source of knowledge on audit matters, to further enhance the standing of the designation within the profession.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing policy positions on audit and assurance issues on behalf of the organisation
  • Representing CPA Australia at government, regulatory and industry forums
  • Analyse and provide feedback on policy, legislative proposals and standards developed by government, regulatory bodies and other industry and professional bodies.
  • Actively contribute to our media positioning, working with the media team to draft media releases and opinion pieces and contributing articles to INTHEBLACK magazine, INTHEBLACK.com and other publications as required.
  • Identify key experts and interested members in the relevant area and ensure they are encouraged to be involved in CPA Australia initiatives (for example, CPA Australia projects, advisory groups, focus groups)

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will have audit and assurance expertise, superior written communication skills and the proven ability to produce high quality policy documents. You will have the capacity to manage competing priorities whilst maintaining high attention to detail. You will also be driven, results orientated and capable of exercising sound judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters. Most importantly, you will have the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with people at all levels across the organisation and its external stakeholders, to achieve desired outcomes.

Other skills required include:

  • Degree qualified with post graduate accounting qualifications highly regarded
  • Extensive experience within the audit and assurance sector
  • Proven skills in developing policies
  • Experience in either an academic or standard setting environment within the accounting industry

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through SEEK. For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Neal Logan on 03 9606 5152.


10 Policy Advisor (Infrastructure)
NSW Business Chamber

LOCATION: North Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

An opportunity has become available for a Policy Advisor, Infrastructure within NSW Business Chamber for a 12 month fixed-term contract. This is an ideal position for a candidate wanting to use their expertise to assist in developing and advocating policy positions and advance the interests of businesses in NSW.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, you will be responsible for providing research, analytical, writing and organisational support to the wider NSWBC Policy team. To be successful in this role you will have already established a solid professional network and work history within policy. Key activities of this role will involve producing reports and briefs on business policy issues, as well as monitoring developments of relevant policy areas and working to address identified NSWBC member concerns.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline – Business, Economics, Law, Public Policy or Communications
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in policy and advocacy, with a solid knowledge of infrastructure and urban affairs
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop quality policy assistance and communication
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of issues impacting business across NSW
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish, manage and influence a wide range of stakeholders, including Government representatives and NSWBC’s members
  • Previous experience working within a membership organisation or a political office would be favourably regarded

APPLICATIONS:

If you believe you are what we are seeking, we would like to hear from you. Please take the time to either call McKenna Haverberg on 02 9458 7817 to discuss, or you can email enquiries to mckenna.haverberg@nswbc.com.au


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

11 Policy Analyst
Ministry of Defence

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: $50,000 - $61,000

CLOSING DATE: 06 May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Ministry of Defence, a civilian organisation working closely with the New Zealand Defence Force, is seeking to appoint policy analysts at a range of levels in the Ministry’s International Branch.

You will be involved in the provision of policy ad-vice concerning New Zealand’s international de-fence relationships and advancing New Zealand’s international defence and security interests.

These positions require motivated people with a strong interest in defence, strategic and international policy issues.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

You will have:

  • A postgraduate degree
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Thorough working knowledge and understand-ing of policy formulation and government processes
  • Well-developed analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Given the range of positions available, we are seek-ing to appoint successful candidates to different levels based on experience, especially in the areas of defence, strategic or international affairs.

APPLICATIONS:

A copy of the application pack, and copies of the Job Descriptions are available through the Ministry’s web page http://www.defence.govt.nz or they can be obtained by emailing HumanResources@defence.govt.nz


12 Senior Advisor (Sport and Recreation)
Ministry for Culture and Heritage

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 28 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s role is to help make our culture visible and accessible. It provides advice to the New Zealand government on cultural matters and assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders by funding a range of cultural agencies, and through the direct delivery of various cultural and heritage products and services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Advisor to be part of our Arts Policy team. Reporting to the Manager, Arts Policy and working closely with the Lead Senior Advisor, Sport and Recreation, you will be expected to contribute at a high level to the development of policy advice and delivery of agency performance monitoring responsibilities.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • excellent tertiary qualifications at a post-graduate level, or equivalent skills
  • considerable experience in policy development and/or entity monitoring in the public sector
  • knowledge and understanding of current policy and delivery issues in the New Zealand and international sport and recreation sector
  • sound organisational skills and expertise in interpreting financial information

APPLICATIONS:

Click here to view the role description or alternatively, contact Ellen Walsh by email ellen.walsh@mch.govt.nz and to apply for this position, please go to http://www.mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers


13 Policy Analyst
New Zealand Customs Service

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 01 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) is responsible for facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods across the border, supporting trade, managing border risks and collecting customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Opportunities are now available for Policy Analysts to join our talented team. Working with the Customs Policy Group you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic operating environment on a variety of strategic and operational policy issues. Our work streams range from consideration of new and emerging trade issues to law enforcement issues to engagement with international bodies.

As a Policy Analyst at Customs you will work across our operational organisation, with interagency groups and with the private sector in the development of robust policy advice.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We are interested in hearing from people with a range of experience, from entry level policy analysts and graduates to those with a few years of experience looking to broaden their skills. You will need to demonstrate strategic thinking, good communication skills, a solid understanding of the machinery of government, and the ability to work well in a team.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications online through www.customs.govt.nz Submit your CV and cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the skills and attributes you would bring to the role. For further information on the role please contact Dave Haigh on 901 4543.


14 Policy Analyst (Education)
Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Education Policy Analyst. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education Policy on policies aimed at improving the teacher pipeline (teachers and principals).

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Conduct original research and synthesize extant knowledge.
  • Write and edit accessible letters, columns, briefs, and papers.
  • Elicit and provide feedback on written materials.
  • Interface formally and informally with media, external groups, and policymakers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Advanced degree in a social science discipline, public policy, or education preferred.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred. At least five years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven expertise in aspects of federal or state education policy.
  • Robust understanding of local education policy or practice.
  • Knowledge of federal policymaking and budget process.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong ability to conceptualize problems, manipulate and analyze data and to formulate policy recommendations.
  • Ability to generate new and original ideas for solving policy problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight dead-lines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well on a team.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


15 Experienced Policy Professional
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 27 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Policy Advisory Group of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is responsible for advising the Prime Minister across the spectrum of government policy and many issues of the moment.

A position will shortly become vacant in the social development portfolio, presenting an opportunity for a skilled practitioner to work at the centre of Executive Government and be involved in government decision making at the highest levels.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an experienced policy professional to advise on and from time to time lead the formulation of new initiatives on key areas of social development policy. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing or leading a team. You will have strong public policy skills and the analytical agility to work across a wide range of issues. Your experience and maturity will mean you work comfortably in a highly autonomous environment. You will demonstrate your ability to exercise the utmost discretion and display sound judgement. You will be a thought leader as well as a leader of people. You will have a track record in building high trust relationships and in working with others to solve problems constructively.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply for this job, please go to our job site https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz/home and enter the job code 4842SK.


16 Senior Policy Adviser
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is currently recruiting for a Senior Policy Adviser in Wellington. This role is an 18 month fixed-term position. We are looking for a highly talented and professional individual to join a talented and vibrant team.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role is to progress and support the policy and legal work in relation to the 2015 review of the Intelligence Community legislation and management of the policy and legislative process following completion of the review. This position will be responsible for developing legislative policy analysis to inform the review as well as implementing review outcomes.

You will be working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same. You will support the Office of the Director by:

  • Develop a plan and timeframe for NZSIS' input into the 2015 review.
  • Collation and analysis of all material produced internally within NZSIS to date as to areas potentially requiring legislative change, as informed by engagement with appropriate NZSIS staff and managers.
  • Collation and analysis of legislative approaches to intelligence and security in comparative overseas jurisdictions.
  • Lead the development of legislative policy and analysis to inform the review.
  • Develop operational policy and guidance to enable the review recommendations to be implemented.
  • Manage the policy and legislative process in relation to any legislative changes that may follow completion of the review.
  • Ensure the NZSIS General Counsel and Associate Director are kept well informed with relevant, accurate, complete, timely and high quality advice;
  • Ensure NZSIS is well represented and our reputation is enhanced in interactions with key government stakeholder representatives.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will have had at least 7 years’ experience and a proven track record in public policy analysis. You will also have demonstrated ability to develop independent judgement across a range of areas, including complex circumstances or where political risk exists.

You will also be able to demonstrate you have:

  • knowledge of, or interest in, intelligence and security issues;
  • political awareness and a good knowledge of the machinery of Government; and
  • a good understanding of contemporary legal trends and issues affecting the security sector; and
  • a good understanding of public law

APPLICATIONS:

For further information on how to apply, please visit our website www.nzsis.govt.nz


17 Immigration Policy Internship
The Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Center for American Progress Immigration Team provides leadership on research, advocacy, policy, and communications in all aspects of immigration and immigration policy in the United States. The team works to craft and support positive immigration reforms including comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act, and to refute negative and biased anti-immigrant sentiment and policy. We work closely with a broad coalition of advocacy organizations as well as congressional and government offices to promote real solutions to our nation’s immigration challenges.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Interns will be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the Immigration Team. They will provide research support on a variety of issues related to immigration in the United States, help craft messaging and advocacy positions for the Center, help track important stories about our issue, and help out with events and organizational tasks. We also encourage and help our interns to publish a column on an immigration issue of their choosing.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communications skills and knowledge of basic research methods. Successful candidates will have an interest in helping to promote positive immigration reforms and helping to better the lives of all Americans, immigrant and citizen alike. Intimate knowledge of the field is not explicitly necessary, but some familiarity with immigration policy or advocacy is a plus.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


18 Economic Policy Internship
The Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Economic Policy interns serve as fully engaged members of our team and are vital to the work that we do. Our interns will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of projects and gain valuable knowledge and understanding of key issues facing the nation. Though not limited to this list, the Economic Policy Team's work is likely to encompass the following this fall: labor markets, retirement security, higher education, housing, budget and tax policy, international economic policy and trade, economic mobility, and the general state and future of the economy.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Economic Policy interns engage in research, writing, project support, organizational work for the Team as a whole, and preparatory work for events. Whenever possible, our interns are encouraged to write on a topic of their choice, either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an author of a column for our website. Interns on our team are also encouraged to take full advantage of the many events at the Center for American Progress as well as events, briefings, and hearings that take place on the Hill and throughout Washington, DC.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


19 Domestic Policy Internship
The Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Domestic Policy team focuses on five key policy areas including education, health care, immigration, poverty, and women’s health and rights. In pursuing significant change in these areas, team members regularly produce policy proposals, host panel dis-cussions to further public discourse, and work to build relationships with other organizations working in their area of concentration. Team members also work with our Communication and External Teams to bring attention to their work from both the media and Congress.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Domestic Policy interns are typically matched with the analyst group working on an issue of particular importance and/or interest to them. During their time here, an intern’s primary responsibilities may include: web-based research in their issue area, compilation and analysis of data and data trends, organizational work for the Domestic Team as a whole, and preparatory work for events. Whenever possible, Domestic interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website. Interns are also encouraged to take full advantage of the many events at the Center for American Progress as well as events, briefings, and hearings that take place on the Hill and throughout Washington, DC.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


20 Management and Policy Intern
The Urban Institute

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities, and increase the effectiveness of public policy across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health of government.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Urban Institute’s Executive Office is looking for a Management and Policy Intern for the summer. The Management and Policy Intern will join a fast-paced and dynamic team that supports the President of the organization. This is a paid position be-ginning as early as mid-May and lasting for approximately 12 weeks. This person will assist with strategic initiatives and daily activities, and will learn about the management of a large non-profit re-search organization. It is a great opportunity for a self-motivated person interested in executive leadership, strategic planning, the role of research organizations in advancing evidence-based policy, and/or non-profit management.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Candidates should be enrolled in (or be a recent graduate of) an undergraduate program in a related field, including management, business, public affairs, and public policy. Applicants must have an interest in non-profit management and public policy. Strong writing skills are required, and previous experience with correspondence is preferred. Spread-sheet and database experience and strong organizational and research skills are preferred, and he or she must be detail oriented and work well with mentors and independently. Applicants should be comfortable with technology, and knowledge of HTML is a plus.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


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