Senior Policy Adviser

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    5 months ago
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1509500
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Adviser
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

Are you passionate about helping New Zealand recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19?

  • Are you interested in working to ensure the primary sector can attract, train and retain the skilled, qualified and talented workforce it needs to excel as a provider of high-value, sustainable products?
  • Do you enjoy working with industry stakeholders and engaging with a range of government departments?
  • Are you looking for a role with variety and a range of flexible working options?

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Our Skills and Workforce Policy team sits within the Policy and Trade branch and leads the development and delivery a work programme to build the size and skill of the primary sector workforce.

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the role

We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join our team. You will work alongside other team members to contribute the policy analysis required to progress MPI’s Primary Sector Workforce Programme, which aims to place at least 10,000 more New Zealanders from all walks of life into primary sector jobs over the next four years. This will be interesting and varied work and you will engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.

You will be an experienced policy practitioner who delivers high quality advice. You may have experience in education or employment policy and/or have worked in the primary sector skills area. You will have the ability to write clearly and an interest in growing your ability to analyse data and present it in engaging visual formats. You will be collaborative in style and be comfortable approaching people, building relationships and influencing policy design.

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout 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 passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tonoHow to apply

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If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop. 

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “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. 

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level. 

Applications close: 17th February 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or

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.