Principal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1431174
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

  • Are you interested in working to ensure the primary sector can attract, train and retain the talented workforce it needs for the future?
  • Do you enjoy working with industry groups and engaging with other government agencies?
  • Are you looking for a role with variety and a range of flexible working options?

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Our Skills and Regulatory Stewardship team sits within the Policy and Trade branch of MPI to:

  • lead the development and delivery a work programme to build the capability and capacity of the primary sector workforce;
  • assist MPI to ensure its regulatory processes are of sound quality and meet government requirements and expectations; and
  • support the development of policy advisors within MPI and improve the quality of policy advice.

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the role

We are currently looking for a Principal Advisor to join our team to work on primary sector skills and workforce policy.

You will be an experienced thought-leader and will be required to provide expert advice and opinion on the capability and capacity of the primary sector workforce. You will have effective programme management skills and will work alongside other team members to assist industry skills groups to progress action plans to ensure the primary sector has the workforce it needs for the future. This will be interesting and varied work and you will engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.

You will provide support to policy staff through peer review, expert opinion advice and assistance with inter-agency and cross agency engagement. You will be collaborative in style and have the ability to approach people, build relationships and work through others to get to where you and the team need to quickly.

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply?

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

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.

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.  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.

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level.

Applications close: 21st November 2019

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or

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.