Vacancy for Director, Economics & Research at Productivity Commission closes 30 Nov 2020

Director, Economics & Research

Are you a talented Director looking for your next challenge? Help raise the quality of analysis about the things that matter to New Zealanders.

The Productivity Commission is looking for an experienced Director to provide thought leadership within and beyond the Commission. Share in the strategic leadership of the organisation, lead and develop analysis, and line manage the research team. 

To be a strong candidate, you will have an advanced understanding of economics and analysis and research techniques, be a strategic thinker with experience in skilful communication and relationship building, and be effective in media and public engagement.

Full-time or part-time; permanent or fixed-term, or secondments considered.

Position Description below. Find out more at

Position Description

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Vacancy for Lincoln Uni Postdoctoral Fellow closes 21-Sep-2020

Postdoctoral Fellow
Lincoln University

The AERU operates as a semi-autonomous research centre at Lincoln University providing research expertise to a wide range of regional, national and international organisations in the public and private sectors. Its research focuses on economic, resource, environmental and social issues. It not only employs its own research staff, but also coordinates some of the external research undertaken by academic staff from other Lincoln University faculties.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to provide research that contributes to and advances the programme of the Centre of Excellence in Food for Future Consumers.

The research will create and disseminate new knowledge on how consumers in
significant international markets for New Zealand exports respond to different types of provenance claims, including Māori. This may also focus on innovative foods and alternative proteins.

This is a full time, fixed term position till June 2021.

Closing Date: 21 September 2020. Available to New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident Students.

Value: $75,000 per year

Contact for further details.

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Vacancies for Senior-level Policy Positions at RBNZ closes 20 Sep 2020

Senior-level Policy Positions

  • We grow and develop our people – is it time to invest in your career?
  • Influential senior-level roles enabling a sound and efficient financial system
  • Flexible working options

Are you keen to apply your policy experience and interest in economics and the financial sector to a fast moving organisation where your impact will be visible?

Te tūranga – The roles

These policy opportunities are in our Resilience, Financial and Dynamic Policy Teams where the focus is to develop clear and effective policies that anticipate emerging risks and respond to regulatory obligations such as governance, outsourcing, suitability, disclosure and credit rating requirements. You’ll be keeping up with international policy developments and maintaining a regulatory policy framework that is up to date and fit for purpose in an ever-changing local and global landscape.

We are working on important issues that affect all New Zealanders, and this is a chance for you to contribute at a critical time.

Ō pūkenga – About you

As an experienced policy professional who prides yourself on your analytical and influencing capabilities, you’ll naturally need to have a strong interest and aptitude for economic concepts and understanding the financial system.

You’ll also have proven experience with policy development right through to consultation and industry engagement and be a natural communicator with a range of audiences in verbal and written form. Enjoying working with others, you’ll take a highly collegial approach to innovate and deliver quality work.

Our Adviser level positions require a higher-level of capability particularly in terms of technical and thought leadership and project management, where you’ll also have a clear affinity for coaching others along the way.

Ngā painga – What we offer

We offer an inclusive and flexible working environment to enable our people to bring their whole selves to work and embrace each other’s uniqueness. Our benefits include flexi-leave, wellness package, working from home subsidy, a range of learning and development opportunities, and access to numerous social, networking and sporting activities.

Ko wai mātou – Who we are  

All New Zealanders have dreams, hopes, plans and goals. To achieve them we need a stable economy and safe banking system built on integrity, innovation and inclusion. And that’s exactly what we at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Putea Matua enable. A trusted system that gives Kiwis the confidence to make the spending and savings decisions that matter most to them.

We have a clear goal: to improve the economic wellbeing and living standards of all New Zealanders so that we, and the generations to come, continue to enjoy this great country.

We are hugely passionate about what we do and the impact it has on Kiwi businesses, communities and whānau. Enabling New Zealand’s financial system takes expertise, determination and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with our partners. We carry this responsibility with great pride and encourage you to apply if this resonates with you.

To find out more please review the position descriptions and for specific queries, contact Policy Managers: Cavan O-Connor-Close on 04 471 3914 or Kevin Hoskin on 04 471 3764.

All applications are to be submitted online at by 5pm on Sunday 20th of September 2020 but will be reviewed as received.

Please note – With the New Zealand border being closed and new visa applications not being considered until after November 2020 we are only able to consider candidates who are currently residing in NZ or who already have NZ Citizen / Perm Residency status.