Team Manager – Joint Border Analytics

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1431317
  • Job Title: Team Manager – Joint Border Analytics
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role


This role is available in Wellington or Auckland 

The Joint Border Analytics team uses big data tools and techniques to support intelligence development, protecting New Zealand’s border from bugs, drugs and thugs.

Data science is an emerging field and features in to embed elements of analytics across the organisation to increase border protection. Joint Border Analytics is MBIE, MPI and Customs working together to protect the border through the development of predictive modelling.

As one of three Team Managers, you will lead cross-agency staff to deliver these outputs and work across the agencies to build customer relationships and partnerships, promote data science and represent JBA at national and international forums.


Your core duties will include:

  • Provide leadership to Joint Border Analytics (MBIE, MPI, NZCS) team members via effective communication and management of staff performance and development
  • Coordinate, facilitate and ensure delivery of analytics projects while contributing to the continuous development of an agile border sector data analytics capability
  • Support the MPI leadership team and engage in relevant MPI business/forums to provide direction to the IPCS group
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders to improve inter and intra agency coordination across operational activity
  • Be responsive to the changing border environment and manage team members via effective implementation of, and adherence to, organisational policies and procedures


Mōu – About You

The successful candidate will need:

  • Understanding of data analytics principles, methodology and project delivery via qualification or experience
  • Experience in the leadership and management of staff
  • Experience in managing relationships and processes with border sector stakeholders
  • Knowledge of intelligence and targeting processes and their utilisation in the NZ border sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 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. We are a large organisation with massive scope from the frontline to policy development and beyond.  The complexity and scope of work is incredibly invigorating and rewarding.  


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
  • Flexible working – We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $108,000 to $127,000 depending on skills and experience

See the benefits of working at MPI


Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru – Security checks

Security clearance to the level of TOP SECRET is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at]

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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

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

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.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Monday 25th November 2019

If you have any questions about the role, please email








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.