Senior National Adviser Recovery & Farmer Support | Fixed term until Dec 2020

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  • Job Type: Secondment
  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 10-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1441585B
  • Job Title: Senior National Adviser Recovery & Farmer Support | Fixed term until Dec 2020
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Senior National Adviser Recovery & Farmer Support | Fixed term until Dec 2020

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme has been operating since May 2018, and we’re working on a world-first effort to eradicate this cattle disease. The environment is dynamic with continual change, to thrive you will enjoy working at pace, and have a high attention to detail. We’re passionate about what we do and enjoy working with like-minded colleagues who are interested in making a difference. 


As Senior Adviser, Farmer Support (National) you will assist the Farmer Support team to develop the systems, frameworks and processes that support the delivery of welfare services to affected farmers (individuals, families/whānau, and communities). 


This is a pivotal role for the programme, we are looking for someone who has some or all of the following skills and experience:


  • Develop, monitor and update systems, frameworks and processes for the delivery of welfare support services. 
  • Monitor and report on the welfare status of farms, including trends and issues, monitoring of services, and national reporting of services. 
  • Have an understanding or worked with a trauma informed approach.
  • Have experience in an adverse event either in a response or a recovery environment.
  • Stakeholder and relationship development and management at both a national and regional level
  • The ability to work independently.


This role will require some weekend on call shifts and national travel. This could fluctuate from 1-10 days per month, and may include some overnight travel. 

Our environment can be challenging, but this role will offer a sense of satisfaction and challenge rarely found in other roles. Join us on our journey to a world-first – eradication of the Mycoplasma bovis disease.

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme is a joint partnership between MPI, DairyNZ, and Beef + Lamb New Zealand.


Mō Tātou – About MPI

At MPI we are 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’s services ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe for us to consume. 


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua – See the benefits of working at MPI

The salary for this role will be paid commensurate to skills and experience.
See the benefits of working at MPI 

At MPI we are open to requests for flexible working on hiring. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what’s possible for the role.


How to Apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it.  To view the position description and/or apply for the role 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.  


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact  


Applications close: Sunday, 16 February 2020

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.