29 Jul 2022

Full-Time Kaitohutohu Matua Maaramatanga Whanonga /Senior Advisor – Behavioural Insights

Ministry for the Environment  Nationwide - Flexible location $101,802 to $ 124,424 pa.

Job Description

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor with applied behavioural science and behavioural insights skills, with the ability to guide and develop programmes with our community and business sectors to support them deliver important work to reduce waste and emissions.

Working collaboratively with other agencies, a range of stakeholders and delivery agents, you will take a lead role on developing and delivering programmes to reduce organic waste at source from within the Waste and Resource Efficiency Division. This is a new role to help drive the delivery of key organic waste reduction actions in the Emissions Reduction Plan. In this role you will have responsibility for leading relevant research, non-regulatory voluntary initiatives and partnerships – engaging with key stakeholders, and providing your technical guidance and advice to guide, establish and evaluate organic waste reduction programmes.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will bring:

  • Commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in Te Ao Māori
  • A deep and credible understanding of behavioural science and direct experience of how it can be applied to help solve complex real-life policy problems
  • Experience in applied behavioural science and behaviour change
  • Experience working with partners, stakeholders and evaluation experts to design interventions that are grounded in behavioural science and are practical to implement
  • Practical experience using a broad range of Behavioural Insights design and approaches, including quantitative and qualitative methods. Ability to undertake analysis of various types of datasets, interpret results and make behavioural inferences
  • Experience in the design and implementation of behavioural pilot evaluations
  • Ability to explain complex Behavioural Insights and behavioural science topics in simple terms and its relevance for policy implementation
  • have strong stakeholder and engagement skills with the ability to influence at all levels

Salary Range

Salary range for this role is $101,802 to $ 124,424 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.

We offer:

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.  An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply directly via our MfE careers page, completing the online application form and attaching your CV and cover letter.

Kaitohutohu Matua Maaramatanga Whanonga /Senior Advisor – Behavioural Insights | Flexible | Ministry for the Environment Careers (mfe.govt.nz)

Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.  

If you require further information about this position, please contact [email protected]  If you require a copy of the position description, visit our website: www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.  We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. 

We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

From 18, May 2022 we have suspended our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice.  A My Vaccine Pass is no longer required by employees, visitors, suppliers and contractors.  However, the policy may be reinstated if new public health advice comes to hand or a new variant emerges.

Rā Katinga | Applications close:  midnight 4th August 2022.

Job Category: Environment / Conservation. Job Type: Full-Time.

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