Adviser / Senior Biosecurity Engagement
Ministry for Primary Industries
National, NZ
2d ago

Job Description

Adviser / Senior Adviser Biosecurity Engagement

Role type : Permanent Full-time

This role can be based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Salary : $78,817 to $108,321

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper).

  • Do you like meeting people and building lasting relationships to achieve a common goal?
  • Are you creative and like to see those ideas come to life?
  • Are you keen to help improve New Zealand's biosecurity system?
  • Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

    In this role you will be

  • actively engaging with stakeholders
  • building internal and external relationships
  • creating / leading innovative pilot activities aimed at improving Biosecurity
  • supporting / developing the general surveillance engagement programme
  • Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the Team

    The Biosecurity Surveillance and Incursion Investigation Group is looking for an Adviser Biosecurity Engagement with experience in stakeholder engagement / outreach programmes and / or behaviour change initiatives to join our Aquatic and Environment Health team.

    General Surveillance is the eyes and ears' of New Zealand's biosecurity system and is critical for achieving early notification of suspected new to New Zealand pests and diseases.

    The earlier that pests and diseases are reported to MPI, the easier it is to do something about it.

    Mōu - About You

  • Someone with a passion to create and implement ideas
  • Someone with strong relationship building skills with various stakeholders and networks
  • Candidate who can maintain positive working relationships through face to face engagement
  • Someone who can support the General Surveillance Engagement Programme
  • Experience in collaborating with and influencing others, including tangata whenua, to achieve results
  • A high level of self-motivation and ability to proactively seek opportunities
  • Familiarity with New Zealand's Primary Industries and Biosecurity System
  • You will be a team player with excellent communication skills, motivation, initiative, and sound judgment with an ability to think outside of the square.

    You will also have the flexibility to work in an ever-changing environment.

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