Senior Strategic Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 34393
  • Job Title: Senior Strategic Advisor
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  • Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity on offer to join our Border Strategy team here at Customs.

The work at Customs is fast paced and exciting, where we work to protect and promote New Zealand across borders. COVID-19 has brought a new risk to our borders, and we are actively contributing to New Zealand’s response to that risk and our recovery.

The Senior Strategic Advisor will enable and support the continued development and implementation of Customs’ strategy – Rautaki Mana Ārai. This includes generating strategic insights on medium and long term trends and risks and opportunities for Customs, to inform Customs’ strategic direction.

This is a senior position and we are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience in strategic thinking, developing and implementing strategies, and excellent relationship management skills. The Senior Strategic Advisor will lead and facilitate strategic discussions within the organisation. They will develop and provide high quality advice to the Customs Executive and work collaboratively across the organisation and with other agencies and stakeholders.

The ideal applicant will be skilled at understanding and analysing strategic information (both financial and non- financial), will have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex information to wide ranging audiences at all levels.

We are interested in hearing from you if you have relevant experience, are a self-starter and can hit the ground running.

A background in public policy, economics or a related discipline would be an advantage.

Working at the New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa protects and promotes Aotearoa New Zealand through world class border management.

We value diversity, and support flexible working arrangements where possible within our operational requirements.

Customs offers a dynamic and collaborative workplace with opportunities to develop and advance. Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles. We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. Our people enjoy discounted health insurance and free on-site gyms (in some locations).

Joining Customs

To join Customs in any role you must be a New Zealand citizen or NZ permanent resident*. 

(*) A New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided continuously in New Zealand for the last 5 years and resides in NZ at time of application;

OR a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident who has resided in New Zealand for the last 5 years and resides in NZ at time of application, but may have been absent from New Zealand for periods of six or more months within the past five years, preferably in one or more of the following countries: either Australia, Canada, UK or the USA. You will be required to provide overseas police certificates for these periods spent outside of New Zealand.

You must have a background history that is verifiable and can be, assessed as appropriate by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service towards a recommendation of suitability for security clearance at a higher level.

Due to the nature of Customs work, you must have a clear Police record.  Successful applicants are also required to pass a drug test.

To apply:

To express your interest, please apply on line by submitting a CV and Cover Letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the competencies required for the role as outlined in the position description. For further information about this role please view the position description attached. Any other information can be obtained by contacting Pauline Doherty by email: 

Applications close at 11pm, Wednesday 10 February 2021.

New Zealand Customs Service | Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role.