Assessment and Contract Monitoring Assistant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: PA/EA/Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1452283
  • Job Title: Assessment and Contract Monitoring Assistant
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  • Summary:
  • Fantastic opportunity for recent graduates with science qualifications
  • Gain first hand understanding of the science system and how it operates
  • Permanent position in Wellington

About the MBIE

The purpose of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all.  Our goal is to create a strong and high performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

MBIE works to better support connect and strengthen businesses. It backs New Zealand’s talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, better supporting businesses and streamlining regulation.  

About the role

As an Assessment and Contract Monitoring Assistant you will join the Science System Investment & Performance branch which is a part of the Labour, Science Enterprise Group (LSE). 

The Assessment and Contract Monitoring Assistant role assists the Assessor Manager to run the assessment processes for science research proposals, provides customer support for Assessors and assists in the performance monitoring of science investment contracts. 

The team reports to the Assessor Manager.  


  • Support the science proposals assessment process
  • Performance monitoring of science investments
  • Provide subject matter expert support to business process improvement projects

Skills and Experience

  • A good understanding of the New Zealand science sector
  • Experience in a science and/or research position in New Zealand
  • Familiarity with internet searches
  • Ability to use a range of software packages, and to learn new software packages quickly
  • Fast and accurate completion of administrative tasks
  • Great attention to detail with a methodical working style
  • Ethical in dealing with personal and sensitive information
  • Maintains composure while working under pressure
  • Collaborates with colleagues to ensure the successful and timely  completion of the work

About the team

The team is brought together to achieve common goals. In previous years graduates have enjoyed working in the team because of the interesting work, the knowledge gained and the supportive environment.  You will have good management support and a caring and supportive team environment.  

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below where a position description is also available. Your application must include your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position.

Email Steve Scannell steve.scannell@mbie.govtnz if you have any further questions. 

Applications close on Friday 6th March 2020