Principal Advisor – Biosecurity & Animal Welfare

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1445434
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor – Biosecurity & Animal Welfare
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  • Summary:
  • Are you an accomplished policy leader who is looking for a new challenge in a diverse and dynamic policy area?
  • Or, are you an experienced senior policy analyst who is ready to step up?
  • Do you have a record of success in delivering complex policy projects?
  • Are you seen as a consummate policy professional by colleagues and stakeholders alike?
  • Are you passionate about growing and protecting New Zealand?
  • Would you like to be part of a fun and high performing team?

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

Our teams in the Policy and Trade Branch provide strategic policy advice and analysis on biosecurity matters. We help ensure that our world-leading biosecurity system protects New Zealand’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being from pests and diseases. We regulate the border and help ensure that domestic biosecurity responses have the tools they need. We work closely with industry to preserve and grow our productive and successful primary sector. Our teams include analysts with backgrounds in science, arts and humanities, veterinary medicine, and the law.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the roles

We have multiple roles for principal advisors who are looking to join one of our teams. We are after accomplished policy professionals with extensive experience in public policy. The focus of these roles in on policy and functional leadership rather than deep technical knowledge.

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

  • Tertiary qualification
  • Extensive public policy experience
  • Expert knowledge of government systems and processes
  • Significant record of exercising functional and intellectual leadership
  • Record of successful delivery of complex and risky policy projects, with a leading role played by the candidate
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Highly-developed analytical skills
  • Collaborative working style; and
  • Ability to network and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders, decision-makers and Ministers.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for growing and protecting New Zealand. We are a large government agency that offers many opportunities for learning, development and career progression. We work flexibly by default and invite applications from diverse candidates.

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

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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

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

Internal candidates should ensure their current manager is aware of their application.

Applications close on Monday 17th February 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Advisor 04 831 4908.

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.