Principal Adviser Strategic Engagement

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 22-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1428611
  • Job Title: Principal Adviser Strategic Engagement
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Kei te tino whai whakaaro ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki ā rātau mahinga ika me te taiao moana.

Ko tā Te Tini a Tangaroa, he whakahaere i ngā rawa ika kia tino whai hua ai mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa.

Mā te mahi me mātau ka hoki koe ki te kāinga i runga i te mōhio i whai kiko ō mahi mō te whakahaere o ngā mahi whakahaere i ngā rawa ika o Aotearoa me te taiao moana whānui kia toitū ai.


New Zealanders care deeply about their fisheries and marine environment. 

Fisheries New Zealand works to ensure that fisheries resources are managed in a way that provides the greatest overall benefit to New Zealanders. 

Working with us means that every day you’ll go home knowing you’ve made a positive contribution to the sustainable management of New Zealand’s valuable fisheries resources and their wider marine environment.


Now is an exciting time to join Fisheries New Zealand, Tini a Tangaroa.  We’re delivering transformational change that will modernise commercial fishing practices and better support sustainable fisheries.


About the role Kōrero mō te tūranga

The Principal Adviser, Strategic Engagement is a brand new role that is part of te Tini a Tangaroa Leadership Team. We are looking for an experienced stakeholder engagement professional who can lead implementation of our strategic engagement plan to enable Fisheries New Zealand to lift the consistency and effectiveness of engagements with our partners and stakeholders as we drive transformational change.


Who are we looking for? Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga?

We need someone who is well versed in deploying strategic leadership to build and maintain successful relationships across groups and individuals with conflicting interests and values.  You will get to work with intelligent and passionate people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets within government – across Fisheries New Zealand and MPI, other New Zealand Government agencies, and with our diverse range of external partners and stakeholders, from Tangata Whenua, industry bodies, the recreational sector and environmental advocacy groups. 


If you have a proven track record of working with diverse groups and successfully navigating complex stakeholder relationships then this role is for you. We are looking for someone who is an experienced team player who can effectively contribute to our strategic context, through their sound understanding of the fisheries sector and the environment it operates within.


About Us – Mō Tātou

Fisheries New Zealand, Tini a Tangaroa is a new business unit established within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to drive a stronger focus on managing New Zealand’s valuable fisheries resources, and their place in the wider marine environment.  At Fisheries New Zealand, Tini a Tangaroa, we are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage flexible working arrangements.


To find out more about Tini a Tangaroa and what we do please click here.


How to Apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

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.


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


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact


Applications close 5 November 2019


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.