Advisor/Senior Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 15-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1424978
  • Job Title: Advisor/Senior Advisor
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Senior Adviser (Animals and Aquatic) flexible work options

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

The Senior Advisor/Adviser is responsible for animal health risk assessment and technical advice in support of risk management decisions made by the Animal Health and Welfare branch and across the wider Ministry for Primary Industries.

You will be required to have the capability to provide the scientific analysis underpinning risk management decisions. You will also be:

  • Project scoping
  • Planning and reporting
  • Conducting risk analyses
    • Hazard identification
    • Risk assessment
    • Developing options for risk mitigation – including the scientific evaluation of the efficacy of those options against the identified risk.
    • Provide scientific expertise across MPI in the relevant fields


Mōu – About You

Our ideal candidate would be a strong written and verbal communicator with proven presentation skills. They will have the ability to plan, set priorities and meet deadlines. They will also need:

  • Strong relevant experience in a similar field
  • Experience in risk prioritisation, risk analysis or risk management
  • Experience in managing projects
  • Experience, knowledge and interest in animal disease
  • Experience in gathering, presenting and managing scientific information
  • Peer review scientific documents


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 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. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of our comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challenges.


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:

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
  • Study assistance may be available

Salary range for this role is $75,000 to $91,000 depending on skills and experience

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Wā Mahi Ngāwari – Flexible Working

If you’re interested we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.  This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, compressed hours or term-time work.  Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

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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.

The closing date is Sunday 27th October 2019.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Jessica Bradley at  




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.