Adviser Response

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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 19-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1449119
  • Job Title: Adviser Response
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

This is a fixed term position for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The Biosecurity Response Team is accountable for delivery of effective responses aimed at reducing the impact of biosecurity threats to New Zealand’s primary industries, the environment, property and human health.  

We are looking for an Adviser to lead, manage and deliver biosecurity response activity. You’ll provide advice, lead biosecurity responses, and contribute to response readiness.  You will be actively involved in readiness work, providing high quality, and well-reasoned advice on a range of plans, activities, products and initiatives, to improve MPI’s response performance.

The response work programme involves engaging with other government agencies, key partners, the National Biosecurity Capability Network, and contracted providers of field services.  You’ll contribute to the realisation of the Readiness and Response strategy and team outcomes. You’ll fulfil roles as the Controller, Function Manager, or Expert in biosecurity responses.


Mōu – About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for Biosecurity
  • Tertiary degree in a relevant biological science discipline
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify and prioritise
  • Resilient, adaptable and effective under pressure


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.


Ahurea – Culture

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Flexible working – we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible
  • Workstation assessment

Salary range for this role is $65,000 to $77,000 depending on skills and experience

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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.


In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 virus some interviews may be held via Skype. MPI is keeping close watch on advice from the Ministry of Health, keeping our staff and candidate’s safe is our top priority. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the recruitment adviser if you have any questions.

The closing date is Sunday 22nd March 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email  



The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.