Profession policy officer

    policy officer

Policy advisers develop and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programmes.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional

Tasks policy officer

  • Review existing policies and legislation, e.g. to identify anomalies and out-of-date provisions.
  • Identify issues to research and analyze.
  • Research relevant issues, e.g. social, economic and industrial trends, client expectations of programmes and services provided, etc.
  • Develop, analyze and evaluate policy options.
  • Make recommendations for new policy.
  • Assess the financial implications and fairness of existing policies.
  • Liaise and consult with interested parties (e.g. programme administrators), e.g. to identify policy needs or to discuss policy options.
  • Write reports, prepare briefing papers and recommendations for policy changes.
  • Prepare speeches and presentations.
  • Prepare and maintain policy and procedure manuals.

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  • Diplomat
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  • Senior government official
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  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.


  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse goal progress advise on government policy compliance transportation sector policies carry out strategic research develop media strategy advise on foreign affairs policies develop cultural policies coordinate events inspect government policy compliance foster dialogue in society trade sector policies pollution prevention promote environmental awareness enable access to services supervise advocacy work prepare government funding dossiers politics build community relations environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry advise on economic development liaise with event sponsors observe new developments in foreign countries apply conflict management foreign affairs mining sector policies analyse economic trends promote agricultural policies cultural projects develop immigration policies evaluate cultural venue programmes immigration law present a cause ecological principles ensure information transparency asylum systems promote human rights implementation business strategy concepts market analysis monitor company policy develop educational resources analyse irregular migration develop competition policies keep task records promote cultural venue events create cultural venue outreach policies attend parliament plenaries conduct educational activities investigate competition restrictions liaise with cultural partners develop organisational policies liaise with politicians agronomy establish collaborative relations fix meetings perform market research build international relations show intercultural awareness legislation in agriculture assess risk factors analyse market financial trends develop agricultural policies present reports project management principles analyse education system oversee quality control quality standards perform resource planning corporate law promote inclusion in organisations establish relationship with the media pollution legislation promote free trade business processes develop promotional tools international law business analysis manage government-funded programmes analyse community needs tourism sector policies work within communities analyse foreign affairs policies communications sector policies perform project management social justice manage cultural facility strategic planning conduct public presentations consumer law scientific research methodology company policies develop professional network develop cultural activities provide improvement strategies work with cultural venue specialists international commercial transactions rules competition law energy sector policies