Senior Adviser Strategic Events

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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Category: Communications/Marketing
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 14-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1443084
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser Strategic Events
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Mō tō mātou rōpū (About our team):

Public Affairs brings together the functions that assist MPI’s Director-General to meet the expectations of the general public, ministers and key industry stakeholders. The Communications, Engagement and Channels directorate provides strategic communications advice and leadership to the organisation and shares MPI’s story with New Zealand and internationally.

Kōrero mō te tūranga (About the role):

The Senior Adviser – Strategic Events will create, develop, coordinate, manage and deliver a suite of Strategic Events to raise the profile of MPI and its programmes to audiences within New Zealand and internationally.

In these roles there are complexity and challenge, so no two days are the same. You will need to be energetic and adaptable to thrive in this environment. This role requires strategic nous and tactical know how. We think it’s one of the most stimulating and important roles in town.

In this role you will:

  • Create, develop, manage and deliver significant and/or strategically important events.
  • Provide timely and relevant communication to management, team members, key participants and other stakeholders on programme management.
  • Establish, build and maintain highly effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Complete post-implementation reviews and analysis of events in conjunction with key stakeholders.

Mōu – About You:

We’re looking for an individual with a proven track record in event management with excellent planning, organisation, logistics and budget management experience. You will have the ability to think strategically and have a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate will show initiative and be a self-starter whilst also being a creative problem-solver who can deliver on work programmes and work as part of a high performing team.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in events and at least three years’ experience at a senior event advisor level. This is a fixed term role through to end of June 2021

If you want to be part of an organisation that is all about growing and protecting New Zealand please apply!

See the benefits of working at MPI

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do 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 “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.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nick Goddard at

The closing date is Sunday 16 February

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.