MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 179 - 25 March 2015

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Policy Advisor (Infrastructure)
    Ability People
    (Sydney, NSW)
  2. Policy Advisor (People Strategies and WHS)
    Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA
    (Perth, WA)
  3. Policy Advisor
    Synergy
    (Perth, WA)
  4. Tourism Policy Manager
    VTIC/VECCI
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  5. Senior Policy Advisor
    National E-Health Transition Authority
    (Sydney, NSW)
  6. Research and Policy Officer
    Department of Health and Human Services
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  1. Senior Policy Officer
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  2. Manager (Policy and Regulation)
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority
    (Canberra, ACT)
  3. Principal Policy Officer
    Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    (Adelaide, SA)
  4. Senior Policy and Industry Analyst
    GrainGrowers Limited
    (Canberra, ACT)
  5. Policy Officer
    NSW Trade & Investment
    (Sydney, NSW)
  6. Legislative Policy Manager
    National Transport Commission
    (Melbourne, VIC)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Senior Strategic Policy Analyst
    Hamilton City Council
    (Hamilton, NZ)
  2. Policy Analyst
    Ministry for Primary Industries
    (Wellington, NZ)
  3. Policy and Public Affairs Intern
    BACP
    (Lutterworth, UK)
  4. Policy Analyst (Enough Project)
    Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Policy Analyst (LGBT Project)
    Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  6. Policy Analyst (Education Project)
    Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  1. Policy Advisor
    Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
    (Wellington, NZ)
  2. Policy Advisor
    Civil Aviation Authority
    (Wellington, NZ)
  3. Deputy Director Policy
    New Zealand Defence Force
    (Wellington, NZ)
  4. Public Policy Internship
    People For the American Way
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Policy and Research Program Manager
    The Urban Institute
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  6. Policy Research Officer
    Secretariat of the Pacific Community
    (Suva, Fiji))

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1 Policy Advisor (Infrastructure)
Ability People

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Our client works to assist NSW businesses succeed, their aim is to create a better Australia by helping businesses maximise their potential.

Last year their advocacy to government saved business owners in NSW more than $500million. By listening to their members we influence local, state and federal governments to create policies that stimulate business growth in NSW. We offer a range of expertise which enable businesses to operate effectively and stimulate growth, domestically and internationally.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Policy, your role will cover, research, analysis of findings, presentations, submissions to state government, ensuring NSW business are well represented. You will have a strong professional network of and experience within infrastructure policy, producing reports. Keeping abreast of business policy issues.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline; Business, Economics, Law, Public Policy or Communications
  • 3-5yrs experience working in policy and advocacy, with a sound background of infrastructure and urban affairs
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop quality policy assistance and communication
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of current issues impacting businesses across NSW and the ability to forecast market trends,
  • Ability to explain government policy to members
  • Demonstrate 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

APPLICATIONS:

To learn more please contact Karen Louise Newbold on (02) 9229 8166 or send your CV to: karen.newbold@abilitypeople.com


2 Policy Adviser (People Strategies and WHS)
Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 10 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) is the peak resources sector representative body in Western Australia. CME leads policy development on issues impacting on the resources sector, pro-motes the value of the sector to the community, and provides an avenue through which members and stakeholders are able to collaborate.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Working across two core CME portfolios (People Strategies and WHS) the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Build strong networks within the Western Australian resources sector and with other stakeholders;
  • Learn to advocate on a broad range of policy issues relating to people, safety and health within the resources sector;
  • Coordinate industry view on key issues and assist in the development of policy positions;
  • Engage with industry and government on significant regulatory reforms and reviews;
  • Undertake research and analysis and prepare documentation for review and approval by management; and
  • Undertake a range of interesting projects, including organising seminar and conference programs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The successful candidate will have an understand-ing of State and Federal Government policy development processes and subject matter experience and knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

  • Australian education sector (secondary and tertiary);
  • Careers sector;
  • Training sector;
  • Risk management;
  • Organisational psychology;
  • Workforce diversity;
  • Indigenous issues; and/or
  • Workplace health and safety.

In addition to having experience and knowledge in at least one of the key areas identified above, the successful candidate will thrive on the opportunity to apply their research, report writing, organisational, analytical and administrative skills.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification;
  • Up to 3 years relevant post-graduate experience;
  • Experience relevant to the Western Australian resources sector and/or Australian political system;
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, including the ability to undertake rigorous analysis of complex policy issues;
  • Research and report writing skills, including the ability to interpret legislation and synthesise information and/or data and present it in a logical way;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem solve;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team; and
  • Proficient with information and communication technologies, including Microsoft Office Suite.

APPLICATIONS:

If you feel you have what it takes to be successful in this position, you can make an application by email-ing your covering letter and resume to Lisa Davey on 0433 333 979 or jobs@cmewa.com


3 Policy Advisor
Synergy

LOCATION: Perth, WA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2015

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SUMMARY:

As one of the leading energy providers in Western Australia, we are committed to energy, the environment, the community and our biggest commitment is to our customers. Applications are invited for a 3 month Fixed Term contract as the Policy Advisor within our Commercial team. This role will report into the Manager Pol-icy and will be responsible for driving the development, evaluation and advocacy of policy positions pertaining to the energy and other associated sectors in WA. This will be achieved through the provision of research, analysis and assessment of the current and future State & Federal policy environment.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Coordinate and develop policy responses and frameworks
  • Develop advocacy plans and communicate business positions
  • Implement continuous improvement and business initiatives in a policy context
  • Support and advise Synergy’s Business Units on policy issues
  • Contribute to strategy development and business planning

SELECTION CRITERIA:

The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Economics, Public Policy or a related discipline. It is also expected that you will have significant experience in policy formulation & development preferably in energy related areas with demonstrated experience in analysis of financial implications & provision of policy advice to key stakeholders.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications on SEEK


4 Tourism Policy Manager
VTIC/VECCI

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2015

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SUMMARY:

VTIC provides leadership for Victoria’s tourism and events industry through ‘One Voice’ advocacy and representation, and provides business development services and networking opportunities to members. VTIC plays an important role in representing Victoria's tourism industry at all levels of Government on issues that affect the way its members do business. VTIC is under the auspices of the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), Victoria’s largest most influential employer association.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking for a dynamic individual with a strong understanding and passion for the policy issues facing the Tourism & Events sector to help drive VTIC’s policy direction. Working closely with industry, this position supports our membership acquisition and retention activities by developing policy and research papers, major industry reports, submissions and responses on tourism and events industry issues, as well as producing policy content for VTIC’s various communications channels, responding to member queries and managing VTIC’s six Policy Committees and Board.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications and previous experience in undertaking detailed business/industry analysis and policy development and evaluation. Your exceptional writing, analytical and communication skills will be demonstrated by experience in undertaking detailed business/industry analysis and policy development and evaluation in the Policy/Tourism & Events sector. Working as part of a small multi-function team, you also won’t be afraid to use your skills and experience to roll your sleeves up and pitch in when required. Previous experience in government or an industry association is highly desirable but not essential.

APPLICATIONS:

If this sounds like you, please apply online under the Careers section of our website, www.vecci.org.au/careers ensuring that you include a covering letter and relevant examples of your work that showcase your writing addressed to Jane McKay.


5 Senior Policy Advisor
National E-Health Transition Authority

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The National E-Health Transition Authority Limited (NEHTA) was established by the Australian, State and Territory governments to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information. NEHTA is the lead organisation supporting the national vision for e-health in Australia.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Policy team at NEHTA are vital in developing and delivering consistent national policy frame-works which support e-Health into the future. The Policy team provide specialist advice on governance issues and key to the role is to engage with jurisdictional representatives.

As Senior Policy Advisor you will provide specialist policy advice to key stakeholders internally and externally. In this busy role you will work closely with other QA and product and implementations teams and assist with a variety of e-Health projects and initiatives.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Extensive experience in resolution and mitigation of risks and issues
  • The ability to develop sound, implementable recommendations for action.
  • Superior communication skills
  • Experience with policy briefings, and recommendations and research reports for senior audiences.

If you are a team player and enjoy working in a close team that supports each other and the broader business and have a passion for e-health reform then this role will be well suited to you.

APPLICATIONS:

For further information regarding the position and NEHTA please visit our careers page at www.nehta.gov.au


6 Research and Policy Officer
Department of Health and Human Services

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $73,854 - $83,796

CLOSING DATE: 06 April 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As the Research and Policy Officer in the Research and Evaluation Team you will undertake research and analysis, and assist with evaluations. Your work will contribute to understanding social and economic disadvantage in Victoria and how policy and programs can be best designed to address the needs of clients.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Please note: For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria separately in a written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes. The department encourages and welcomes interest from Aboriginal Australians for this role. The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger as a result of the recent election. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: www.dhs.vic.gov and www.health.vic.gov.au


7 Senior Policy Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: $85,215 - $103,103

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Policy Officer will report to the Director, State Energy Market Development within the Energy Sector Development Branch (ESDB). This forms a part of the Energy and Earth Resources Division within the Agriculture, Energy and Resources Group. The ESDB is responsible for policy advice and administrative services for the governance and regulation of the energy sector in Victoria including the development and application of national energy market frameworks, facilitating new investment in infrastructure, energy efficiency programs and the management of energy emergencies.

The Senior Policy Officer will provide high quality policy advice on energy market issues within Victoria, with a focus on policy influencing electricity generation in the wholesale market and distribution system, including renewable energy. This role will also involve project management support, the ability to drive innovative policy development, and strong organisational skills.

The Senior Policy Officer will have a demonstrated ability to provide strategic and authoritative advice to executive management and the Minister on complex policy, economic and regulatory issues, within tight timelines.

APPLICATIONS:

For a confidential discussion, please call Ben Ferguson, Director, State Energy Market Development, on (03) 9092 1882. For further information on the position, including a position description, and to apply please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au


8 Manager, Policy and Regulation
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: $150k - $160k

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a government statutory authority. AMSA is a key regulator in the maritime industry with broader responsibilities in the areas of maritime safety, marine environment protection, and maritime and aviation search and rescue. We are a national organisation with offices around Australia.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Manager Policy and Regulation will report to the General Manager (GM) of the division and will provide and coordinate high level policy and regulatory advice to the GM. The successful candidate will also prepare policy and regulatory papers for a range of stakeholders and provide leadership to a small team of regulatory and policy experts. This is a fixed term position.

APPLICATIONS:

To obtain the position description and further information on how to apply for this role go to www.amsa.gov.au/jobs


9 Principal Policy Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

LOCATION: Adelaide, SA

SALARY: $91,811 - $99,661

CLOSING DATE: 29 March 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Principal Policy Officer is responsible for the development and provision of expert policy, legislation and management advice related to key Murray-Darling Basin issues and programs and particularly those related to reform of environmental watering and river operations.

This exciting position provides leadership in the development of complex and sensitive Murray-Darling Basin natural resource management policy in collaboration with government, industry and community stakeholders.

APPLICATIONS:

Enquiries to:
Christopher Wright
Manager
christopher.wright@sa.gov.au
8463 6899

To apply and for more information visit the Jobs SA website: www.jobs.sa.gov.au and search by vacancy number - 2015-2333.


10 Senior Policy and Industry Analyst
GrainGrowers Limited

LOCATION: Canberra, ACT

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

GrainGrowers is Australia's only national, independent, member-based, financially sustainable, technically resourced, grain producer organisation. Our vision is to be recognised as the peak Australian grains industry body.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking a Senior Policy and Industry Analyst to play a key role in our organisations future.

This position is responsible for facilitating the development of GrainGrowers' policy positions and initiatives through industry engagement, research, policy analysis, reporting and representation.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in policy, economics, law, agribusiness or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years' industry analysis, policy development or policy administration experience, preferably in an agriculture industry.
  • Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, review and critical thinking capacity.
  • Knowledge of and experience in policy development or implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant government policy and regulation.
  • Demonstrated success in the analysis and evaluation of policy and industries.
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • A desire to work with primary producers in a representative capacity.
  • Ability to work with flexibility, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team

APPLICATIONS:

Applications to Carolyn Rich carolyn.rich@graingrowers.com.au
02 9888 9600


11 Policy Officer
NSW Trade & Investment

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $75,559 - $83,371

CLOSING DATE: 29 March 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.

At NSW Trade & Investment we provide our people with opportunities to develop their career and acquire 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role is responsible for coordinating and providing a range of services related to managing council enforcement outcomes. The primary focus of the position will be to provide quality support services in achieving the strategic objectives of the unit. Some key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Participating in and contributing to project teams that are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the NSW Food Authority’s food safety programs, including under-taking research, data entry and analysis and writing reports.
  • Coordinating papers and briefings for state and national policy including executive briefings, submissions to the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation, Food Regulation Standing Committee, Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation, the Food Regulation Forum and other working groups as required.
  • Coordinating information and policy advice and relevant documents.
  • Processing the publication of penalty notices and prosecutions and assisting in processing and assessment of applications relating to the Authority’s RTO management program

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Reporting to the Manager of the Local Government Unit, you will be a motivated professional who has previous experience in a policy role. You will have an understanding of public sector and government policies and processes and the regulatory, political and institutional framework for food issues.

Your superior communication and interpersonal skills will allow you to effectively consult with a range of internal and external stakeholders and to coordinate information and policy advice.

This position may be for you if you enjoy working in a team environment with other professionals who are committed and passionate about providing confidence to consumers that food in NSW is safe.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants are asked to include an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Applicants are also asked to include a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following two targeted questions:

  1. Please outline your understanding of how the food industry in NSW is regulated by local and state government.
  2. Please provide an account of when you have participated in effective stakeholder communication, preferably involving government or food industry stakeholders

There are no selection criteria to be addressed.

Enquiries: Ben Lees (02) 9741 4791

Applications via email will not be accepted. Applications must be lodged electronically via http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au/


12 Legislative Policy Manager
National Transport Commission

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: Up to $150k package

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia's road, rail and intermodal transport systems, the National Transport Commission (NTC) is an independent statutory body that works across state jurisdictions.

With more than 40 staff in its Melbourne office, the NTC plays a key role in coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and maintaining the implementation of approved reforms.

An opportunity currently exists for an experienced Manager of Legislative Policy to join the Reforms Team on a permanent basis, working with stakeholders across all states and jurisdictions and advising on legal, policy and strategic issues. As an integral member of their legislative reform team, you will be tasked with managing the development and implementation of a number of key legal and policy reforms. Essential to your success will be your ability to listen and empathise, while adopting a truly collaborative approach as you develop relationships with government and transport industry stakeholders

Engaging your deep understanding of policy concepts and legal frameworks, you will provide authoritative, timely and strategic advice on complex policy issues. A Bachelor or Master of Laws, you will have highly developed report writing skills, and ideally have experience in drafting legislation which clearly reflects agreed policy positions.

APPLICATIONS:

To register your interest please apply online today, or call Richard Dias on (03) 9604 9503 with any questions. Reference Number 1569936


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

13 Senior Strategic Policy Analyst
Hamilton City Council

LOCATION: Hamilton, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Hamilton City Council committed to building and shaping a world class city. Our Strategy and Research team are responsible for the provision of trusted, innovative and forward thinking strategic guidance that enables smart deci-sion making and solutions to a range of internal and external stakeholders and customers. We are a busy team of highly motivated, smart, innovated and fun people and are looking for someone to join us.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This senior role will be key in developing sound policies, and providing quality and robust advice in regards to development economics and funding of city growth and will contribute to economic monitoring and business intelligence for performance re-porting and decision making purposes.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Our ideal Senior Strategic Policy Analyst will bring passion, innovative thinking and solid experience to the role, and will likely have:

  • Tertiary qualification in related quantitative field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in strategy /policy development and/or planning issues with a focus on public sector growth funding
  • Sound knowledge of strategic and corporate planning issues, particularly in local government including an understanding of relevant legislation affecting Council’s operations e.g. Local Government Act 2002
  • A broad-based view of issues and perceptive of their longer term and wider implications
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills

APPLICATIONS:

Applications on SEEK


14 Policy Analyst
Ministry for Primary Industries

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: $61 000 - $74 000

CLOSING DATE: 07 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for enhancing New Zealand’s primary production sectors, safeguarding our resources and animal welfare, as well as securing market access for our products. Our work is essential to building and maintaining New Zealand’s reputation as a producer of safe and high quality food and other primary products.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As a Policy Analyst in the Policy & Trade Strategy team, the primary purpose of the position is to enhance New Zealand's trade in primary products and food, and manage relationships with overseas competent authorities.

Key focus for the Policy Analyst role is to support the Team in the following areas:

  1. Analysis - The primary purpose of this role is to provide support to the senior team specifically in the areas of policy analysis.
  2. Networking - Creating a network within M.P.I and with other Government agencies that shares an immense pool of data and information.
  3. Reporting - creating outstanding reports & presentations.
  4. Administration - Managing a wide range of strategic projects.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Previous experience in primary industries or a strong interest in the Primary Sector;
  • Professional ability to create clarity around complex issues through clear and concise analysis;
  • Passion and pride as part of your work ethic;
  • The drive to make a significant, positive difference for the nation.
  • Tertiary qualification in business administration, resource management, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, horticultural, politics, public policy, economics, or a related discipline;
  • Strong analytical skills, a capacity to quickly identify and clearly express core elements of an issue or proposal;
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills;
  • Ability to influence and persuade, using a variety of techniques;
  • A Previous experience as a policy analyst or in a similar working environment is not essential but would be an advantage.

APPLICATIONS:

If you identify with the above, we would like to hear from you! Applications on SEEK with your CV and cover letter. For further information please email careers@mpi.govt.nz quoting the reference number MPI15/1153195


15 Policy and Public Affairs Intern
BACP

LOCATION: Lutterworth, UK

SALARY: £7.85 per hour

CLOSING DATE: 10 April 2015

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SUMMARY:

BACP is pleased to offer fixed-term internship opportunities, to support the transition from education to professional work, and adheres to the best practice code for high-quality internships. As an intern you will develop professional skills and an understanding of a profession by undertaking work of value.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential

  • A Degree or professionally recognised qualification in a subject related to the role.
  • An interest and knowledge of political affairs with a basic understanding of the workings of the United Kingdom Parliament.
  • Ability to research, analyse and summarise de-tailed policy documents and complex issues in-to a clear, concise, accurate and accessible form.
  • Good planning and organisational skills, demonstrating an ability to work on own initiative, to organise and prioritise own work adhering to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to communicate at all levels, including effective and clear verbal communication by telephone, face-to-face, and presentations; written communication via business reports and emails.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Experienced in the use of databases and searching and using the World Wide Web.
  • Committed to delivering high quality customer service. Desirable
  • Previous experience of working in a political/campaigning environment such as an MP’s officer, political consultancy, campaigning organisation or a think tank or previous relevant experience in the health field.
  • An interest in mental health issues and/or counselling and psychotherapy.
  • An understanding of the working of the devolved Parliaments and Assemblies of the UK.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications on PolicyJobs.net


16 Policy Analyst (Enough Project)
Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Working in collaboration with staff and contractors, the Policy Analyst on Sudan and South Sudan will be responsible for researching and writing about the drivers of conflict in both countries, focusing particularly on the war economy and sources of financing for the conflicting parties. The Policy Analyst will focus on U.S. government, corporate, and international policy for the Enough Project’s policy reports, briefings, communications, and advocacy efforts. We are looking for someone with deep, field-based knowledge about the economic, security, and political dynamics in Sudan, South Sudan, and the region, including the oil sector and conflict resources such as gold from Darfur. A successful candidate should also have strong policy acumen, particularly on U.S. policy in Africa. Finally, we are looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to write concise policy reports and briefing papers.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Conduct original research and policy analysis on the economic dynamics of conflict and peace in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as regional dynamics. The research could take place in Sudan, South Sudan, neighbouring countries, trade hubs for gold trading such as Dubai, or policy capitals including Washington, New York, London, and elsewhere.

  • Author, co-author, and edit policy reports, memos, opeds, and other documents on the subjects.
  • Help formulate original policy recommendations and encourage adoption by senior policymakers within the U.S. government, other influential governments, the African Union, and the United Nations.
  • Build relationships with officials in the U.S. government, international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, and other key players to gather timely—and occasionally, rapid-response—information for conflict analysis and report writing. Expand Enough’s network of contacts within the policy community and deepen Enough’s relationships with policy-makers and influential actors in the United States and overseas.
  • Work closely with The Sentinel, an initiative that Enough is launching in 2015 aimed at dismantling the networks that fund and benefit from war and mass atrocities in Africa.
  • Assist the Advocacy team to help shape subject-related campaign messaging.
  • Contribute dynamic, original, and accessible content for op-eds for outside publications, the Enough blog, and websites on a regular basis.
  • Represent Enough in the media through inter-views and regular publication of op-eds and occasional articles in publications of note.
  • Represent Enough at subject-related meetings and events, both inside and outside Washing-ton, D.C.
  • Review fundraising materials and reports to donors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Familiarity with the region and an ability to provide concise, in-depth analysis and write professionally on the issue areas.
  • Background in understanding the political economy of conflict, both in terms of economic drivers of war but also in terms of the economic levers that might be utilized in support of peacemaking.
  • Proven ability to conduct policy research and a strong understanding of policymaking issues and the policy community and the implications of various advocacy and policy approaches, particularly U.S. government policy.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least four years of post-college working experience.
  • Experience in field research.
  • Strong academic background or work experience in the prevention of atrocities, human rights, illicit natural resource trade, conflict prevention and resolution, and the responsibility to protect.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
  • Adept team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • A strong commitment to human rights and conflict resolution and to Enough’s mission to end genocide and mass atrocities.
  • Superb organization and time-management skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to keep calm and work in a fast-paced environment.

APPLICATIONS:

E-mail your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@americanprogress.org


17 Policy Analyst (LGBT Project)
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 a Policy Analyst with the LGBT Research and Communications Project. The ideal candidate has a background in health, economic, or social science and strong familiarity with federal and/or state public policy in the United States related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, issues. Job responsibilities include data analysis, conducting literature reviews, writing reports and other products, dissemination planning and execution, and engaging with other organizations, researchers, and advocates to conduct research and advance policy priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to innovate and work across issue domains with proven interest and respect for critical and intersectional thinking.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Conduct research and analysis to support the LGBT Research and Communications Project’s ongoing research on health care, immigration, the needs of LGBT youth, nondiscrimination, and other areas as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of policy portfolio and products.
  • Draft policy reports, short policy columns, and related articles.
  • Collaborate with other American Progress policy teams as needed.
  • Research federal and state policy developments as they pertain to the LGBT community and make recommendations for advancement of pol-icy goals.
  • Represent the project at coalition meetings related to LGBT equality.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills with significant body of written work.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, familiarity with SPSS, Stata, R, or other quantitative or qualitative software preferred; must also be proficient in Excel.
  • Ability to initiate and engage in creative approaches to advancing policy.
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor staff.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.
  • Advanced degree in economics, public policy, sociology, or social science preferred.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in LGBT policy issues and knowledge of the legislative and administrative policymaking process.

APPLICATIONS:

E-mail your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@americanprogress.org


18 Policy Analyst (Education Project)
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.
  • Strong ability to manipulate and analyze data.
  • Strong ability to formulate policy recommendations.
  • Ability to generate new and original ideas for solving policy problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines 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.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.

APPLICATIONS:

E-mail your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@americanprogress.org


19 Policy Advisor
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 29 March 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As a Policy Advisor you will prepare and provide high quality advice to Ministers on how government procures in a way that supports better public services and stimulates business growth in New Zealand. You will be in a unique position to influence how every public sector agency seeks to meet government’s objectives.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Experience in leading policy development (or translatable experience)
  • The ability to apply analytical, conceptual and innovative thinking skills, and process complex information quickly and thoroughly
  • A good understanding of policy implementation and the issues likely to impact on it
  • Sound knowledge of the policy development process, and of parliamentary processes and the development of legislation
  • Experience in a public sector context and working knowledge of New Zealand machinery of government
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • A postgraduate qualification is desirable but not essential

APPLICATIONS:

For more details on this exciting opportunity contact Jeremy Oliver on jeremy.oliver@mbie.govt.nz

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20 Policy Advisor
Civil Aviation Authority

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Our Policy Advisors play a key role in assisting to improve the safety performance of the NZ civil aviation system through research, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement. In this role you will help to set policy for exciting new issues such as the modernisation of our air-space system, the rapid growth of remotely piloted aircraft (drones), emergency location of aircraft and the introduction of risk based approaches to aviation regulation. You will:

  • Contribute to CAA's policy problems from small issues to large projects
  • Assist to administer NZ's International Civil Aviation Organisation obligations
  • Develop and maintain relations with aviation stakeholders
  • Draft responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions and prepare re-ports to the Minister
  • Monitor developments in technology, other countries, across government and within the industry

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Policy advisors with 1-3 years' experience
  • Recent graduates with relevant work experience who could grow into the role will also be considered
  • Evidence of analytical thinking
  • Research and problem analysis experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write concisely and use 'Plain English'

APPLICATIONS:

If this sounds like your next challenge you can view the position description and download the application form on our website www.caa.govt.nz under the 'Vacancies' tab. To apply, send your CV, covering letter and completed application form to jobs@caa.govt.nz quoting reference number 15/11.


21 Deputy Director Policy
New Zealand Defence Force

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 27 March 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a leading edge practitioner with a proven track- record, keen to take on the challenge offered by the Deputy Director Policy role. You will lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams, enhance business management and commercial skills and foster a comprehensive stakeholder network.

To succeed you will already be a confident negotiator, strong analytically, and have real flair for presenting complex information. You will be IT savvy, with a particular emphasis on the application of property investment and asset management soft-ware. Ideally you will have significant public sector experience and be qualified at post-graduate level.

In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Developing and delivering a policy pro-gramme to promote major change initiatives
  • Providing policy direction to service delivery programmes
  • Analysing complex policy problems and diverse perspectives
  • Delivering high quality policy analysis & advice for Defence Leadership & external stake-holders
  • Championing new estate policy approaches that support broader organisation objectives
  • Monitoring policy outcomes and adjusting policy settings
  • Developing relationships with the public and private sector to promote policy outcomes and generate change opportunities.

APPLICATIONS:

To view the Position Description and to apply online, please visit the NZDF website: http://www.defencecareers.mil.nz


22 Public Policy Internship
People For the American Way

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unpaid Internship

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights; to hold public officials accountable to those standards; and to promote strong democratic institutions, including a federal judiciary that upholds individual rights. The Public Policy department lobbies Congress and the Executive Branch on be-half of the organization to affect public policy at the national level, and also conducts some state and local advocacy.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The available Public Policy internship will help with the following activities, especially as they relate to money in politics and People For the American Way's Government By the People campaign:

  • Perform legislative and policy research
  • Perform legislative tracking
  • Perform media research related to policy issues
  • Draft letters to Congress and fact sheets
  • Assist with various lobbying efforts
  • Attend hearings, briefings, press conferences, coalition meetings, and other internal and external events
  • Provide administrative support

APPLICATIONS:

To apply, send the following to hr@pfaw.org with “Public Policy Internship” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (full document or excerpt of pages or less)
  • References (2-3 contacts with email addresses, if available)
    23 Policy and Research Program Manager
    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 and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Urban Institute's Executive Office of Research is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Policy and Research Program Manager to oversee the operations and implementation of cross-disciplinary Urban-wide policy and research initiatives. These initiatives blend research, policy, and practice with a focus on the development, application, and sharing of evidence to shape and in-form the policy challenges facing urban America. The initiatives involve cross-Urban Institute collaboration and knowledge-sharing between Urban scholars and external partners.

    The Policy and Research Program Manager will report to the Director of Urban Policy Initiatives and be in close communication with the Vice President for Development. The Policy and Research Program Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of complex cross-disciplinary research and policy initiatives that involve coordination with researchers across Urban and with key external funders and partners.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    This position requires a level of academic knowledge that is generally associated with the attainment of a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and progressively more responsible relevant work experience in the field of public policy, public administration, or political science.

    The candidate should have a sophisticated understanding of economic and social policy issues and policy-research methods and management processes applied at the Urban Institute. Five years of work experience in fast paced and demanding office environments and proven experience in effective management of staff and budgets is essential. The candidate must have demonstrated experience coordinating and working with (or as) researchers, federal, state and local policymakers, and philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders. This individual will work closely with the front office team, exercising sound judgment to prioritize tasks, meetings, in-coming materials for review, pending decisions as well as handling confidential and non-routine information/matters.

    The Policy and Research Program Manager must have political acumen and broad policy interests, around housing, community and economic development, urban issues, workforce development, and financial capabilities, and be systems-minded with a proven capacity to work across policy domains. The successful candidate must have outstanding re-search, analytical, writing, verbal and interpersonal skills, be well organized, and work effectively as a member of a team. The candidate should have proven experience building and maintaining strong and productive relationships with policymakers, researchers, and funders.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Applications online through PolicyJobs.net.


    24 Policy Research Officer
    Secretariat of the Pacific Community

    LOCATION: Suva, Fiji

    SALARY: 6,576 – 8,220 FJD per month

    CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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    SUMMARY:

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is the Pacific region's principal development organisation. It works with its 22 Pacific Island member countries and territories, providing technical and scientific assistance across a wide range of sectors to enhance economic, environmental, social and human development in this region.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The role of Policy Research Officer will encompass the following key areas:

    • Policy research and analysis to support nation-al/regional policy development and implementation.
    • Stakeholder liaison to identify best practice policy solutions.
    • Development of policy tools/guides to strength-en national policy capacity.
    • Exploration of new partnerships that will strengthen capacity of smallholder farmers, private sector engagement and national/regional stakeholders.
    • Organisation of, support to and recording of policy/industry working group workshops and meetings.
    • Support policy development through the effective management of the project and contracts.

    SELECTION CRITERIA:

    Extensive selection criteria can be found online

    APPLICATIONS:

    For your application to be considered, you are required to provide us (recruit@spc.int) with:

    • an updated resume
    • contact details for three professional referees (include name / title / relationship / contact details)
    • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
    • a statement with your brief responses to the four tasks that can be found online

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