Adviser – Fixed Term

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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 31-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MPI18/1351137
  • Job Title: Adviser – Fixed Term
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E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa!

  • Do you want to be part of a team helping Māori, iwi and hapu to sustainably develop their lands, forests and other primary sector interests?
  • Do you have excellent written and oral communication and relationship management skills?
  • 12 month fixed term role.

 About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen.  MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

About the Branch and the Team: 

The Māori Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Directorate of MPI provides information, intelligence and advice on issues specific to Māori primary sector asset development.  It ensures MPI is well connected and engaged with relevant Māori fora, initiatives and people, and provides advice on Māori-related issues and impacts in the primary sector.  A significant part of the role is helping Māori organisations and landowners to access a range of partnership and programme opportunities, which can assist them to develop their natural resource-based assets.

The Māori Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Directorate is located in the Sector Partnerships and Programmes (SPP) branch.  This branch works with land owners, industry organisations, farmers, fishers, growers, foresters and researchers to contribute to the growth of New Zealand’s primary industries. Our suite of partnerships and programmes intertwine to achieve the same overall goal of unlocking primary sector growth potential.

The role

We are looking for an Adviser to join MSPP.  Reporting through to the Director Māori Strategy Policy & Partnerships, you will be helping to develop strategies, policies and initiatives which support Māori to increase sustainable primary sector productivity.  While you would be working within a small and focussed team in Wellington, you would regularly be drawing on the expertise of our regionally based team members to connect to Māori in the primary sector.

You would also have an important role in providing advice to senior leaders in MPI on matters of strategic and operational importance for Māori in the primary sector.  This would require you to stay abreast of relevant organisational, industry or stakeholder issues that impact on MPIs ability to deliver for Māori. 

Knowledge and experience of tikanga Māori and the issues affecting Māori agribusiness and land utilisation would be beneficial in this role.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.   

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.  

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact

 Applications close 14 November 2018.



The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone’s differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice.