Team Manager Evaluation and Tasking team – M. bovis

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    5 months ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 04-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1429895
  • Job Title: Team Manager Evaluation and Tasking team – M. bovis
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Fixed Term to December 2020 

About the role – Kōrero mō te tūranga 

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme has been operating since July 2018, and we’re working toward a world first eradication of M. bovis. Our environment is dynamic, and continually changing. We’re passionate about what we do and enjoy working with like-minded colleagues who are making a difference. To thrive you will enjoy working at pace, and have a high attention to detail.  

The Evaluation and Tasking team leads the investigation of farms under surveillance and is part of the Disease Control management group.  We assess farms based on risk, interpret Lab results, and produce evidence which underpins the Ministry for Primary Industries’ commitment to the eradication of M. bovis.  

Key to your success will be your ability to support the team to access and utilise the information available to them in order to determine the disease state of farms, and in turn communicate sound guidance as to whether further evaluation & tasking is required.  This will ultimately make sure that farms who are under evaluation flow through the process, with minimum disruption and ample communication. 

Skills and Experience – Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako 

To succeed in this role 

You will:

  • Be a strong leader with a proven background in fostering culture and building relationships in changing environments
  • Have an eye for improvement and the ability to drive improvement in processes and approaches
  • Be analytical and be experienced in solving problems using a variety of techniques and tools
  • Be a clear and concise communicator and able to manage relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Be Tertiary qualified in a discipline that supports sound disease management practice
  • Have a clear understanding of the farming sector particularly dairy farming in NZ 

About MPI  Mō Tātou 

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.  

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

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

The salary for this role is approximately $113 to $120k + commensurate to skills and experience. 

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 11 November 2019 

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.