Senior Regional Adviser
Ministry for Primary Industries
Palmerston North, NZ
4d ago

Job Description

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

Senior Regional Advisor role based in Palmerston North

Permanent full-time position

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting team that supports the primary sector and rural communities to be thriving, sustainable and resilient.

The role will be part of the Rural Communities and Farming Support group, and will have the chance to lead and participate in some key pieces of work, including :

  • Supporting rural communities, farmers, growers, and their families through changing times and challenging situations. We have a key role in responses and recovery following adverse events affecting the primary sector and rural communities.
  • Providing regional intelligence on issues and opportunities affecting the primary sector and rural communities, and sharing on the ground perspective into policies, programmes and services.
  • Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako Skills & Experience

    To be successful, we are looking for someone who has the following attributes :

  • Experienced analyst, ability to think critically and provide intellectual leadership
  • Relevant technical experience and qualifications, such as a background in economics, applied sciences (e.g. agriculture), public policy or resource management, and able to apply this expertise across the primary sector and rural communities
  • Experience / knowledge of the Machinery of Government'
  • Excellent relationship management skills, able to relate to a range of key regional and sector stakeholders, and front and resolve complex issues
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to prepare high quality advice (written and verbal) and credibly represent interests
  • Ability to apply a high degree of independent initiative within MPI frameworks.
  • Local and primary sector knowledge and networks relevant to this role.
  • Project / programme management skills
  • If this sounds like you and you have the motivation and desire to be successful within a strong team of professionals, then we want to hear from you!

    Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

    The 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 passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.

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