Senior Adviser - Biosecurity Surveillance | Wellington - Upper Hutt
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Adviser Biosecurity Surviellance JD.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
|Application Close Date:||24-Mar-2019|
- Work for an organisation to grow and protect NZ's natural resources and primary industries
- Lead innovative behaviour change programmes that impact NZ's biosecurity system
- Be part of a diverse, passionate team
Join the Aquatic and Environment Health Team (Biosecurity Surveillance & Incursion Investigation), within the Operations Branch.
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 dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.
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About the team and role:
The Aquatic and Environment Health Team includes people with diverse skills and experience. We operate in a dynamic high trust environment in order to effectively contribute to New Zealand's biosecurity system. Our focus is on Surveillance and Incursion Investigation, essentially looking for and investigating biosecurity risks. Our aim is to reduce biological risk to our natural resources and protects the integrity and reputation of New Zealand's primary industries.
We are looking to complement our specialist technical skill sets with an expert in engagement, social science, or behaviour change. As a Senior Advisor you'll lead improvement in how we engage New Zealanders, tanagata whenua and New Zealand industries to enable them to participate effectively in New Zealand's biosecurity surveillance system.
You will design, develop, implement, and continually adapt, behaviour-based programmes and tools to improve general/passive surveillance for New Zealand's biosecurity system. An understanding of human behaviour and an ability to identify the drivers of human behaviour will help you succeed in this role. This role will use your relationship management skills as you'll engage with a wide range of stakeholders from environmental and science sectors to tangata whenua and the public to other government agencies.
Skills and Experience
- Ability to design and implement behavioural change initiatives, outreach or engagement programmes
- Experience developing and implementing innovative programmes of work
- Excellent engagement, collaboration and networking skills
- Ability to engage and work with tangata whenua to achieve successful programme outcomes
- Experience with information and data management and analysis
You'll be someone who can work effectively within a team as well as independently when required, is motivated, has excellent communication skills, and exercises good judgment when confronted with an important issue. This role will be based in Wellington - Upper Hutt.
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Benefits of working at MPI include:
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Career development and internal opportunities across the Operations branch and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Reduced premiums for Health Insurance
- Comprehension one-week MPI Induction Programme
Salary range for this role is $82k to $107k depending on skills and experience.
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How to Apply:
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Applications close on 24 March 2019
MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.