Specialist Adviser, Counsellor and Senior Counsellor Market Access
Wellington City, Wellington, NZ
5d ago

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) Are you looking for career growth & a role with international focus?

Do you want to make a difference in trade opportunities for our primary sector exports?We have several exiting recruitment opportunities in our Market Access Directorate.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team The Market Access Directorate's role is to maximise trade opportunities for New Zealand's primary product and food sectors.

We utilise our network of roles in Aotearoa and offshore to negotiate the technical access requirements imposed on New Zealand's $47 billion market in primary industry exports.

The work is dynamic and requires people who like a challenge, have strong communication skills and work well as part of a team.

If you are interested in utilising your technical skills to grow and develop a career with an international flavour this role could be for you.

If you are an internal applicant you can check out our Market Access Kotahi page for more information about what we do. Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role You will take a role in the scoping, assessing and prioritising high potential' market access initiatives and other opportunities to grow New Zealand's primary product and food exports.

You will help address technical market access issues, manage domestic stakeholder and foreign trading partner relationships, and support technical negotiations to set the market access conditions for New Zealand primary product and food exports.

To be successful you should have :

  • A level of technical knowledge of primary product and food export and related issues
  • knowledge and experience related to primary product or food production and export; food or biosecurity regulatory systems
  • Enjoy building trusted relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience analysing information; and providing high quality and timely reports.
  • A degree relevant to veterinary science, food safety, biosecurity or trade policy You will also need to be able to obtain a New Zealand government security clearance (a minimum of Confidential) check out your eligibility online 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.To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to applyTo find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click hereIf you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it.

    Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.

    To view the position descriptions and / or apply for one of the roles (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on APPLY NOW 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 sarary ranges for these roles are based on expereince, skills and capabilitySpecialist Advisor $91,162 - $123,336Market Access Councellor $108,541 - $146,849Senior Market Access Councellor $126,977 - $171,793For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application.

    Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level. Applications close at 5pm 18th October 2021 If you have any questions about the role, please contact, Claire Hogan Senior Recruitment Adviser on 021 0545744 or Claire.

    hogan 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.

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