Employment Opportunities

See also Award opportunities for post graduate students.

Employment opportunities for economists in New Zealand are listed below, as a service to Association’s members.

You are invited to participate by having a link to your website on our site at an annual charge of $150 (gst inclusive) and/or advertising suitable vacancies on our site at $100 (gst inclusive) per listing.

It is anticipated that you will advise the Association when any advertised vacancy has been filled in order that it may be removed from the site, otherwise the vacancy will remain on the site for a period of six weeks.

We hope you will take this opportunity to reach a specialist audience and look forward to receiving your advertisements. Please email to economists@nzae.org.nz.


Current employment opportunities

  • Christchurch City Council Principal Advisor vacancy closes 7 Feb 2016 January 21, 2016

    Principal Advisor – Economic Policy

    • New position to make your own
    • Wide range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Provide economic policy advice during a unique period of opportunity and change

    Christchurch City Council makes an important contribution towards the City and region’s economic prosperity. The new role of Principal Advisor – Economic Policy has been created to provide expert economic policy evaluation and analysis in relation to a wide range of significant issues and to provide advice to ensure the community’s successful economic development and growth.

    Working within the Council’s multi-disciplinary Strategy and Transformation Group, the Principal Advisor is responsible for researching and analysing the impact of a wide and varied range of economic issues and trends and providing expert policy advice to the Council. This may include using quantitative assessment techniques (e.g. models and statistical analysis, cost/benefit) but will definitely require the application of qualitative expertise. Ensuring that economic advice is fully integrated into Council’s delivery (including land use, the built environment, natural resource management, and community development, amongst others), the Principal Advisor will also form and maintain excellent relationships within Council and with government departments, economic development agencies, business and community groups, and contractors. Relationships are key to ensuring the Council’s policy development takes place on the basis of a thorough understanding of the wider environment.

    Applicants will possess a relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. economics/policy etc) and have substantial proven experience in a policy related discipline, have significant experience and demonstrated success in economic policy development in complex environments in addition to good public sector awareness. Applicants may have an econometric or macroeconomic background.

    This is a key professional leadership opportunity for an experienced Economic Advisor with sound influencing, communication, and relationship management skills who enjoys providing guidance to a wide range of stakeholders and at all levels of an organisation.

    In return for your expertise and passion this role offers you the chance to work across a range of disciplines to help shape the future of the City. Be part of this unique opportunity. Apply today to Make Your Mark on Tomorrow.

    The Christchurch City Council is working exclusively with Sheffield regarding the recruitment of this role. Make Your Mark on Tomorrow, click Apply Now at the bottom of the page or for further information contact Nick Gee on (03) 353 4354 (DDI).

    Applications close on Sunday, 7 February 2016.