Advisor Operational Readiness and Response

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 25627
  • Job Title: Advisor Operational Readiness and Response
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Advisor, Operational Readiness & Response

  • Start the new year as part of a team ensuring operational readiness of the National Crisis Management Centre facility is maintained
  • Use your strong stakeholder skills to highlight NEMA’s role in readiness and response.
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a cohesive and collaborative team that is continuing to grow.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides national leadership to New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. NEMA’s primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, across all hazards and all risks and the 4 Rs of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. We are going through an exciting phase of growth and there will be more opportunities with NEMA over the coming months.

NEMA values diversity and inclusion. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our communities. We value and respect the contributions of our people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We support flexible ways of working that bring out the best in you.

NEMA recognises the continuing partnership Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to doing our part to deliver on the Crown’s commitments to Māori under Te Tiriti. We strive to actively build te Ao Māori perspectives and capability into our day to day work, values and practices.

The Advisor, Operational Readiness and Response role sits within the National Operations team of NEMA in Wellington. This team are responsible for leading the operational systems, facilities and infrastructure required to respond effectively to emergencies within New Zealand. 

The purpose of an Advisor, Operational Readiness and Response is to:

  • Build and maintain operational capability within NEMA
  • Coordinate readiness of the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC)
  • Support the development of operational capability with the range of CDEM stakeholders within the context of the National CDEM Plan.

As the Advisor, Operational Readiness and Response you will bring the following attributes:

  • An ability to facilitate and coordinate people
  • Actively seeks to further develop own knowledge, skills and competencies through a range of experiences and contributes to the improvement of the quality of operational processes
  • Flexible and adaptive to complex, high pressure and changing environments
  • Able to manoeuvre through complex organisational and political situations with political nous
  • Operates effectively in high stress environments and delivers high quality work output under pressure
  • Applies the highest standards of personal conduct, honesty and integrity
  • Possesses discretion and tact to handle confidential and private information

Due to the security requirements of this role, applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

To download a position description or submit an application please visit   If you have any questions, contact Gemma Odams on 04 4999471 or email  referring to vacancy number 26807.

Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 14 February.