Senior Advisor – Intelligence Coordination

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy & analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: 21362
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor – Intelligence Coordination
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Senior Advisor, Intelligence Coordination 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Advisor to join us working at the heart of the national security and intelligence sector in an important, cross-sector role.


In this role you’ll see your work having a real impact as you:

  • Manage the coordination of the government’s National Security and Intelligence Priorities across agencies
  • Build networks and routinely lead meetings with intelligence, operational and policy professionals across multiple government departments, including GCSB, NZSIS, MFAT, MBIE, Police, Customs, NZDF, and MOD
  • Help shape what intelligence and assessment is provided across the National Security System, to ensure senior leaders can make well-informed decisions
  • Frequently report to the National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC), and present papers to the Security and Intelligence Board (SIB) and Ministers 
  • Play a central role in the periodic refresh of the National Security and Intelligence Priorities, and make recommendations to the Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee
  • Form a key part of a small, inclusive and dynamic team.


We are looking for someone with:

  • Proven ability to think clearly and concisely to solve complex problems
  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Ability to operate confidently in situations where faced with new and/or difficult issues
  • Ability to lead and coach less experienced members of staff.


Previous work experience in the national security and intelligence sector would be an advantage.

 This role is available as a permanent full time position, but we would also welcome secondments or flexible work arrangements.

 The indicative starting remuneration for this position is $94,716-$111,431.

 The appointee must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who can successfully obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance.


Applications close 5pm on Friday 8 November. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Michael Hunt