Senior Adviser | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Adviser Pest Management Strategy and Planning September 2022.doc (Word, 184KB)
|Application Close Date:||06-Oct-2022|
Role type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary range: $78,817 to $124,570 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Our work has real impact. We protect New Zealand's farms, natural landscapes and native species so we can maintain our unique lifestyle and tourism can continue to thrive. We support partners and stakeholders who can't solve these issues on their own. We also lead projects to deliver innovation and system improvements. We work in partnership with central and local government agencies, Māori, industry, NGO's and communities. Now, we're looking for two Senior Advisers to join our team.
- You will lead the design, development and review of management programmes for nationally significant pest issues.
- You will also lead projects to improve the pest management system, and take a lead on development of advice to Ministers and senior leaders.
- There are two permanent, fulltime roles that require strategic thinking and hands-on action, with an emphasis on proactive engagement.
- The roles will have a focus on delivering improved outcomes across all parts of the pest management system, from working on strategic improvement projects to working on operational aspects of pest management.
- You will be engaging with iwi, industry partners, and other central and local government agencies to ensure that we can successfully manage pests and diseases.
- In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and supportive team environment, contributing to the successful delivery of high-profile programmes.
- National engagement with stakeholders and partners may require domestic travel.
- The role is preferred to be Wellington-based, but other locations will be considered.
Mōu - About You
We are looking for a team player who will be able to forge strong working relationships across the public sector and beyond. We want to hear from you if you have:
- Strong influencing and relationship management skills and have a passion for brokering partnerships.
- Working knowledge of legislation and regulation that protects our environmental and economic resources.
- Relevant background, such as experience in marine or terrestrial conservation and environmental management, central or local government strategy, operational policy or regulatory roles, or work within a primary industry organisation.
- Strong demonstrated experience working in programme or partnership environments in central, local government or the NGO sectors.
- Understanding of the interface between strategy and policy development and on-ground programme and/or operational delivery, and experience turning strategy into action.
- A broad range of communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to write to a high standard and in ways that engage the audience and facilitate group discussions.
- Ability to participate as a member of a team and contribute to a positive team and organisational culture.
- A level of comfort working in an ambiguous environment.
- An appreciation of Te Ao Māori and mātauranga Māori, and experience working in partnership with whanua/hapu/iwi.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the Team
The Pest Management Strategy and Planning Team delivers an important programme of work aimed at transitioning issues from an acute response phase to a long-term management phase, as well as working on strategic opportunities to improve pest management in New Zealand. The team sits within the Pest Management Group that leads programmes to tackle the pest and disease challenges facing New Zealand. The issues we lead on include controlling Wilding Conifers (NZ's number one weed problem), eradicating some of the world's worst aquatic weeds that if left uncontrolled would smother our waterways, and stopping the spread of marine, freshwater and animal pests.
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
- Bi-annual paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements. If you're interested, we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” 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.
The closing date is Midnight, Thursday 6 October 2022
If you have any questions about the role, please email Conrad Cheung at Conrad.Cheung@mpi.govt.nz.
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.