Regional Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1453538
  • Job Title: Regional Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • A rare vacancy in the Regional advisor team within the Provincial Development Unit (PDU)
  • Provide day to day support to critical projects
  • Fixed-term to July 2021, based in central Wellington


About the role

Reporting to the Manager Regional Development, this is a pivotal role which provides day to day support across a busy regional team to enable programme delivery of New Zealand’s largest investment fund for the regions. You will support Principal Regional Advisors and Senior Regional Advisors’ engagement with key stakeholders, contribute and develop practical options to help achieve outcomes and provide clear, accurate and well-written briefings which target specific audiences.  Developing relationships within and outside the Branch is of critical importance, as is the ability to work with ambiguity and remain focused on achieving customer outcomes in a timely manner. 


Skills and experience

We are looking for experienced, collaborative, customer focused individuals who have a passion for learning, who can apply their experience and knowledge of policy project management processes to achieve great outcomes.  To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Demonstrable experience of delivery within work programmes and within Agencies
  • The ability to establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels of an organisation, developing trust and credibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • A good understanding of how government functions
  • To show how you build knowledge for different issues quickly and use information from multiple sources to draw conclusions
  • To be a team player, working collaboratively with and through others
  • Tertiary qualification preferred
  • The legal right to live and work in New Zealand
  • This is a fast moving environment and a unique opportunity for those wishing to have ongoing career in the public sector


About the Unit

The PDU has been established to be the focal point within Government for regional economic development, and to design and implement the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF).

Through the PGF central government has committed to investing $1billion per annum over 3 years in regional economic development with the aim of lifting productivity potential in the provinces. Its priorities are to enhance economic development opportunities, create sustainable jobs, enable Māori to reach their full potential, boost social inclusion and participation, build resilient communities, and help meet New Zealand’s climate change targets.


Why work for us?

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad range of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


About MBIE:

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. 

Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours. 

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Maia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Jo Smith quoting ref MBIE/1453538 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 15th March 2020.