Senior Policy Analyst

The MHF seeks an experienced policy analyst to join our policy and advocacy team and build alliances with Māori, including iwi leaders and kaupapa Māori NGOs and providers, as well as government, other NGOs, research communities and advocacy groups.
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Position: Senior Policy Analyst
Opens: 7 May 2021
Closes: 20 May 2021
  • Are you a gifted policy analyst with deep relationships within Māori health networks?
  • Do you love staying up to date with the latest evidence and practices?
  • Are you a phenomenal writer who delivers compelling, persuasive and accurate copy?
  • Do you have a track record of developing easily accessible submissions and position statements that contribute to real change?
  • Do you have a knack for building alliances and positive stakeholder relationships to gain buy-in for shared policy outcomes and sustainable change?

If you answered yes to all these questions, we have a role for you! 

The Mental Health Foundation is looking for an experienced policy analyst to join our policy and advocacy team and build alliances with Māori, including iwi leaders and kaupapa Māori non-government organisations (NGOs) and providers, as well as with government, other NGOs, research and academic communities and other advocacy groups.  

You’ll work across our teams and with other stakeholders to develop evidence-based, lived-experience informed, policy, submissions, position statements and advocacy communications. 

You will have:

  • Minimum of four years’ experience as a policy analyst in either government or NGOs.
  • Knowledge of te reo Māori and te ao Māori
  • Thought leadership experience in public health, social policy or related areas. 
  • Proven track record of strong relationship building skills. 
  • Experience working on mental health issues in either the mental health sector, education, social development or other relevant sectors. 
  • Experience working with government and government departments.
  • An understanding of how to combine the influence of Māori, Pasifika, lived experience and community voices as well as other decision-makers to achieve shared outcomes.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Applications will be accepted in te reo Māori (and translated into English) and English. 

The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We value the expertise of people with experience of mental illness - tangata whaiora - and we are an Equal Opportunity employer. 

The locations of these roles are flexible. The MHF office is based in Mt Eden, Auckland. This role reports to the policy and advocacy team lead, who works remotely. 

Please complete this BambooHR application if you wish to apply:

Applicants for this role must have NZ Residency or a valid Work Visa.

Applications will be reviewed upon completion on a rolling basis.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 20th May 2021 at 5pm.

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