Senior Adviser
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
5d ago

Job Description

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

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! MPI also provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume.

MPI's services ensure that New Zealand's natural resources are sustainable while enabling the primary sector to innovate and grow the value of its exports.

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.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

Do you have experience in auditing of phytosanitary systems, manufacturing / processing / treatment facilities or laboratories?

We have an exciting role for two Senior Advisers, within the Pathway Assessment Team, in the Plants & Pathways Directorate.

The role is responsible for managing the biosecurity risk to New Zealand through the off-shore assessment and assurance audits of trading partner exporting systems.

Imagine waking each morning with the satisfaction of playing a pivotal role in growing our economy and protecting our unique biological diversity and the way of life Kiwi's treasure.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operates in an international context and gives employees the opportunity to be involved in deeply satisfying work.

We allow you to take your science experience and apply it to real-world decision-making that directly impacts and adds value to NZ's biosecurity and the economy.

Mōu - About You

In the Senior Adviser role you will use your lead auditor qualification and skills, experience operating in a regulatory environment, and your degree in plant pathology, entomology, plant biology (or related discipline).

You will also be able to demonstrate the practical application of :

  • Strong Lead-Auditing skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving and a can do' attitude
  • Managing competing priorities in the work plan
  • Assisting in bilateral discussions
  • Knowledge / understanding of horticultural / biological systems
  • This role is based in Wellington and some domestic and international travel will be required when possible.

    Ahurea - Culture

    We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all.

    We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

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

    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
  • Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

    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.

    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.

    If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Jolene.Ingram

    Applications close 14 August 2020

    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.

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