Career Opportunity: Policy Analyst

Prime focus of position

  • Carries out a research function in support of the Authority’s programmes, policies and initiatives in a pro-active and timely manner.
  • Carries out analytical work in relation to identified policy areas and assesses the implications of new local and international developments on the Authority’s policies and strategy.
  • Participates in the compilation of the Authority’s business plan and in the maintenance of the corporate performance review programme.
  • Manages or participates in projects as may from time to time be the case.
  • Prepares consultation documents for public feedback, analyses responses and publishes responses/decisions as necessary.
  • Participates and/or contributes towards the achievement of the Authority’s objectives across all operational disciplines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Researches, collects and analyses information relevant to the Authority’s policy areas for onward dissemination in the Authority.
  • Surveys, gathers and develops information and statistics relevant to policy and regulatory issues under review.
  • Reviews international trends and developments in relevant European and international organisations and maintains the Authority appraised of such trends and developments.
  • Analyses and interprets regulatory proposals, legislation and other policy issues.
  • Prepares consultation documents and decisions with respect to designated policy areas.
  • Reviews consultation documents and submits feedback to the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief of Policy & Planning.
  • Participates in the compilation of the Authority’s business plan and the maintenance of the corporate performance review programme.
  • Participates in or manages projects and initiatives as assigned by the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief of Policy and Planning.
  • Participates in the Authority’s and other international working groups as directed by the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief of Policy and Planning.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief of Policy and Planning.

 

Management

  • Manages the engagement and productivity levels of external contractors consistent with sound project management practice.

 

Technical

  • Carries out research and recommends policy options to senior management with respect to policy areas assigned.
  • Prepares impact assessment reports as required by the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief of Policy & Planning.
  • Disseminates information and markets information services to the rest of the Authority.
  • Conducts research on local and international developments in the respective policy fields of the Authority and maintains a database of information and material accessible to all staff.
  • Contributes to the planning and monitoring of the Authority’s activities.
  • Contributes to the review and possible refinement of internal procedures and processes in particular those with a high content of customer interface.
  • Drafts consultation papers and deals with the related processes leading up to the decision phase.
  • Manages or participates in projects as assigned.

 

Consultation

  • Maintains constant communication with other units of the Authority to ensure that the Authority’s activities produce the required deliverables within the defined time lines and cost constraints.
  • Communicates as necessary with operators and other key stakeholders to raise greater awareness and understanding of the authority’s mission and mandate.
  • Communicates with stakeholders on specific issues.
  • Communicates with peers in other European National Regulatory Authorities either on a one-to-one basis on specific issues or via formal work-groups.
  • Communicates with other institutional players on specific issues or general business of the Authority.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with the Senior Management Team to facilitate a cohesive and integrated approach in the Authority’s operations and the ultimate fulfilment of the strategic objectives of the organisation.

 

Other
  • Works in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Undertakes other assignments as directed by the Senior Manager, Policy and Strategy and/or the Chief Policy and Planning.

Accountability

  • Research and analysis of relevant policy and regulatory matters
  • Consultation documents
  • Business planning and reporting
  • Project management, planning and support

 

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • A degree preferably in public policy, economics or management.
  • Solid analytical, report writing and presentation skills coupled with an excellent command of verbal and written English and Maltese.
  • Propensity to carry out analytical and research work and to evaluate, assimilate and report on findings.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of office automation tools, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to lead and/or participate as a member of a team.
MCA Reference: 
Jobsplus Ref: 516/2018
Vacancy Status: 
Public Call
Vacancy Closing Date: 
Friday 18th January 2019