Senior Adviser – Bay of Plenty

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  • Category: Agriculture
  • Location: Rotorua
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1431976
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser – Bay of Plenty
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E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga iwi o te motu, tena koutou katoa!

We have an exciting opportunity within our Māori Agribusiness Directorate for a Senior Adviser to lead and manage the delivery of initiatives enabling Māori to maximise the benefits from the sustainable use of their primary sector assets in order to increase the sustainable productivity of Māori primary sector assets.

The Māori Agribusiness Directorate sits within Agriculture & Investment Services Business Unit, which works to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries, and rural communities. It also cares for the health and well-being of animals. 

This is a key role, where your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic analysis and advice to the Ministry on emerging and future issues, opportunities and risks, concerning Māori economic development.
  • Contributing to the success of the government’s work programme on Māori economic development by identifying new initiatives and leveraging off the range of MPI funding programmes.
  • Designing and developing initiatives that have the ability to scale up and replicate across communities.
  • Ensure effective partnerships with staff at all levels throughout MPI, with government agencies, sectoral stakeholders and Māori by implementing engagement strategies that build and sustain effective relationships, building Māori capability to maximise economic benefits.

 We are looking for people who have the following background and experience: 

  • Experience working in the primary sector or related industry or science based organisation.
  • Ability to initiate and complete a number of tasks in an organised, logical and timely manner in order to deliver on organisational outcomes
  • A good understanding of the practical implications of Māori land legislation, and the realities of Māori land management and development.
  • A strong track record of working with iwi/hapu/Māori and delivering results.
  • Proven ability to manage complex relationships.
  • A well-developed understanding of nga tikanga me nga kaupapa Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi, and how these affect landowners’ aspirations.
  • Ability to quickly grasp and communicate complex issues and find innovative solutions.
  • Fluency in Te Reo Māori would be highly advantageous.

To find out more about the Ministry 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 please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site to submit your Cover Letter and CV. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

 For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact  Applications close 22 November 2019.


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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.