Senior Advisor : Fixed Term : Gisborne / Hawkes Bay

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Gisborne
  • Date Advertised: 09-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: MPI18/1354752
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor : Fixed Term : Gisborne / Hawkes Bay
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About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand’. 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! MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

About our team

The Regional Economic Development (RED) is an across-Government initiative aimed at helping achieve increased wellbeing for New Zealanders through productive, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.  The Government’s $3 billion Provincial Growth fund is major driver for these opportunities.

The Regional Economic Development directorate is looking for a Senior Adviser who can enable sustainable economic development opportunities in the primary sector. 

About the role

As a Senior Adviser you will be very good at working with others to identify, develop and assess opportunities for the sustainable development of the primary sector.   You will be skilled at developing networks and relationship with local businesses, regional and district councils, central government agencies, Maori and other relevant community groups.  You will be skilled at sizing up proposals from an economic, social and environmental perspective.  To do this you will draw on your knowledge of the primary sector and the trends that are driving its development and be skilled at accessing in depth expertise from within MPI and other organisations.

To be successful in this role you need to demonstrate;  

  • Significant experience in stakeholder management including managing internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders, success in building relationships and gaining the support and participation of key individuals and groups.
  • The ability to find common ground and solve problems for the good of all.
  • Proven negotiation and engagement skills.
  • Being comfortable and adaptable in dealing with ambiguity
  • Skilled at using project management disciplines to enable desired and measurable results  to be delivered
  • Proven ability to write reports and briefings for decision makers
  • The ability to work as part of a team to achieve results 

How / why to apply?

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 

If you have any questions about the role please contact Katrina Brook, Recruitment Adviser on 04 894 2461 or

Applications close: 23 November 2018



MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.