Senior Adviser/Analyst (Fixed-Term to July 2019) | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Adviser_Long-Term Programmes Team_Final_2016.doc (Word, 284KB)
|Application Close Date:||25-Sep-2017|
The Ministry for Primary Industries' purpose is growing and protecting New Zealand, with the aim of making New Zealand the most trusted source of high-value natural products in the world.
Protecting New Zealand from biological risk is a key part of MPI's role, and that includes working in partnership to deliver a diverse range of national pest and disease management programmes.
MPI's Recovery and Pest Management Group is looking for a fulltime Senior Adviser/Analyst for a fixed-term period to support the Wilding Conifer Control Programme, which MPI leads in conjunction with DOC and LINZ, and with support from other regional councils, the farming and forestry industries, landowners and communities.
Controlling the spread of wilding conifers is important if we're to protect New Zealand's unique landscape and farmland from invasion. Central to the control programme's success is maximising the impact of current funding and resources, and developing a business case for future funding.
The Senior Adviser/Analyst will be responsible for:
- Evaluating the way the programme has been delivered to date and developing a business case for investment in further phases of the programme. This will involve working closely with programme partners and key stakeholders to develop an agreed approach.
- Engaging with regulators and policy makers to support improved alignment of regulations relating to wilding conifer management and to support implementation of the programme.
- Ministerial servicing, including briefing Ministers, and responding to inquiries and correspondence.
We want to hear from you if you are a senior adviser or analyst who can demonstrate:
- A strong background in operational policy (central or local government).
- Experience developing business cases.
- Excellent consultation and negotiation skills.
- Experience working in cross-sector programme or partnership environments.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
You will also bring a high degree of enthusiasm and energy to the role. You will be detail conscious, self-directed and a team player.
In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and supportive team environment, contributing to the successful delivery of an important and high-profile programme.
Some domestic travel will be involved.
To view the position description and/or apply for the role, please click “APPLY NOW” to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kathryn Scrimgeour at Kathryn.Scrimgeour@mpi.govt.nz.
Applications close on Wednesday 25 September 2017.