Applications for Senior Economist, Auckland Council close 13-Mar-2015

Senior Economist

  • Exciting Opportunity
  • Permanent role
  • Centrally based

This is a great and exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Economist to permanently join the Auckland Council team this year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking economic research and analysis of the Auckland region and relevant markets. Specifically, the Senior Economist will provide robust economic research, advice and analysis to key projects linked to the implementation of the Council’s strategies and policies to ensure that they are based on sound principles and practice.

Accountabilities

Your role will be to support the Chief Economist Unit (CEU) to provide leadership on economic issues for Auckland Council, using sound economic analysis. Critical to this is supporting the Chief Economist to:

  • Provide economic advice to the executive team, mayor and elected representatives
  • Ensure the public is informed of economics and trade-offs of important issues
  • Assist with lifting the capability of Council staff in the use of economic appraisal, and by extension, quality regulatory, policy, and business case development
  • Collaborate with Council Controlled Organisations, government agencies/departments, and business community
  • Undertake CEU-led appraisals for critical Auckland issues.

Your success in the role will help build the reputation of the Chief Economist Unit as one of technical and applied expertise, especially in the field of urban economics and appraisal. You will do this by using your highly developed people skills to work with a variety of stakeholders across Council and beyond.

Who you are

You will be an experienced Economist with 5 – 7 years of proven economic advisory experience, including the development of business cases and regulatory impact analysis. You will be experienced in economic appraisal, cost benefit analysis and public policy analysis. Experience in transport, urban, and/or infrastructure economics would be useful. A post-graduate degree in economics is essential. You will work closely with the existing members of the team in order to contribute to the development of current best practice on research and analysis and to provide high quality advice to decision makers. You will need to have excellent relationship management skills as you will deal with a wide range of internal and external contacts, many of which may not be experienced with economics. Your demonstrated leadership skills to coach and mentor junior employees will be vital for this role. Your consultative style and excellent written and oral communication skills will see you be successful in this career opportunity.

What we will offer you

In return, you will join a growing team and take on a unique role at Auckland council and make your mark on some bleeding edge economics work. You will join a team that is at forefront of positively contributing to Auckland’s economic challenges. You will receive a competitive salary and have the opportunity to work and grow your career networks. If this is your next Economist role, we want to hear from you.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Leah Abrams, Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist via email leah.abrams@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or alternatively apply with your cover letter and CV.

Applications for this role on Friday, 13th March 2015 at 10:30pm.

For more information on Auckland Council, and to apply for this job, please go to our job site
www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/careers and enter the job code
67103NAE

Applications for Editor of NZ Economics Papers close 30 September 2013.

Editor

New Zealand Economic Papers

Professor Mark Holmes concludes his term as Editor of New Zealand Economic Papers in December 2014. There are three issues per year, although there are plans to increase to four issues per year. NZEP is currently a B-ranked journal in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal rankings. NZEP has been published since 1966 and a commemorative issue is planned for 2016.

The journal is published by Taylor and Francis, under the Routledge imprint, with online submission facilities.

The Association wishes to appoint a new Editor for a period of three years (2015 to 2018), who will maintain the high standard set by former editors. To this end the Council of the Association has established a Search Committee chaired by Anita King to recommend a new editor. The other members of the Search Committee are Mark Holmes, Stephen Knowles, and John Creedy. The Search Committee will report to Bill Kaye-Blake, the NZAE President. The Search Committee is happy to receive nominations or expressions of interest which include a statement of interest and a current CV. These should be emailed to Anita King (anita.king@treasury.govt.nz) before 30 September 2013.

Position

  • The job is to edit and produce an academic journal of three issues per year which is readable and relevant to economists generally and Australasian readers in particular. (The number of issues is to be reviewed by the NZAE council).
  • The Editor is expected to maintain the established tradition of economic scholarship but is free to develop his or her own editorial policy. Any written policy must be approved by the NZAE Council.
  • The Editor is expected to have a demonstrable commitment to the New Zealand Association of Economists that includes attendance at Council meetings and the Annual Conference.
  • New Zealand Economic Papers is expected to include original research, surveys, policy analyses.
  • The Editor will maintain a fair, efficient and rigorous refereeing process.
  • The Editor will report to the NZAE Council twice a year concerning the Editorial duties and key journal statistics.

Appointment

  • The Editor will be appointed for 3 volumes (2015 to 2018) and will start receiving manuscripts before the end of 2014.
  • The terms of appointment will be confirmed in writing by the President of the Association.
  • The agreement can be broken by either party upon giving six months notice in writing to the other party.

Stipend

  • The Editor will be paid a stipend of NZ$4,500 per year.

 

Economic Analyst – Ministry of Health

Based in Wellington, New Zealand

MinHealth-RGBExciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic economist, to join a high performing policy team to debate issues, think, design and innovate.
As an economist, you will play a key role in developing health policy and lead the development and use of economic analysis within the Ministry. You will also help to shape and implement capability building within the Policy Business Unit.

As well as having outstanding analytical skills, you will need to have:

  • Strong term working skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • The ability to work quickly and give real-time advice to decision makers, even with only partial information
  • A passion for addressing the economic issues faced by the Government.

At a senior or principal level you will have deep experience, and strong influencing and mentoring skills.

Appointments will be made to either technical specialist or policy analyst roles, at appropriate seniority. Technical specialists are expected to have strong skills in a relevant area of economic analysis as well as the necessary relationship skills to work with non-specialists and the ability to deliver products appropriate for either a technical or non-technical audience. Policy analysts, economics, are expected to have strong analytical skills as well as the influence skills and organisational agility necessary to deliver policy products.

You will report to the Ministry of Health’s Chief Economist.

For further information about this position please contact the Chief Economist, Bronwyn Croxson, on +64 4 816 2473 or email recruitment@moh.govt.nz
The Ministry of Health’s recruitment practices are based on Equal Employment principles.

Applications close Sunday, 15 September 2013.

To obtain a position description or to apply for this vacancy, please visit our www.jobs.health.govt.nz and enter the reference number 13/MOH211.

Influential Senior Roles at the New Zealand Productivity Commission

2 vacancies for stellar economists; permanent or fixed term

  • NZ Prod logo new COLPlay a key role in better understanding NZ’s productivity performance
  • Lead by example with your superior analytical skills and research standards
  • Help shape and implement a research agenda working with other agencies

With two vacancies, and openness to permanent or fixed-term appointment, this is a great chance to join our Economics & Research Team. This team provides analytical support to our inquiries and leads our wider research effort on New Zealand’s productivity performance. The appointments will be at Senior or Principal Advisor level. To be successful in these roles, you will have:

  • Outstanding analytical ability with a very strong background in economics
  • High ambition to unpick and deepen understanding of NZ’s productivity performance
  • Ability to undertake, or at least understand, quantitative economic analysis
  • Significant experience in, or understanding of, a policy or regulatory environment
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills so that your insights and results ‘bite’

At Principal Advisor level, your deep experience, mentoring ability and top-rate skills in economic analysis will also make you an effective deputy to the Director of Economics & Research.

For more information about applying and the Commission, including a short video-clip explaining the roles, visit www.productivity.govt.nz. The roles are based in Wellington in a collegial and invigorating working environment. There is no firm closing date for this process. Early expressions of interest are encouraged as the Commission will consider applications as they are received and reserves the right to interview and appointment people to the roles at any time. (Advertising commenced 25 June 2013.).