Can you think strategically and progress ambitious work programmes? Are you ready to hit the ground running and achieve results for the horticulture sector?
Join MPI's Horticulture Sector Policy team to help enable the sustainable growth of New Zealand's plant based industries including fruit, vegetables, wine and honey.
Refurbished offices close to the Railway Station and flexible work options. Develop your horticulture expertise at this exciting time of growth and opportunity for our plant based industries.
Work in a team of smart, confident and passionate people who like a challenge! About MPI The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for enhancing New Zealand's food and fibre sectors, safeguarding our resources and animal welfare, and securing market access for our products.
Our work is essential to building and maintaining New Zealand's reputation as a producer of safe and high quality food and other primary products.
Within the Agriculture, Marine and Plant Policy Directorate of Policy and Trade branch, the Horticulture Sector Policy team works on economic, consumer market, and cross-
sector strategic issues to support MPI's goal of sustainably growing the value of New Zealand's primary sector exports. About our team and the role The Horticulture Sector Policy team is growing and looking for a new Senior Policy Analyst and Policy Analyst.
The kinds of questions you might grapple with include : How can we use examples of best practice industry structures and on-
the-ground practices to encourage the sustainable growth of New Zealand's fruit, wine, vegetable, arable and honey industries?
How can we influence policy outcomes to achieve the right balance between protecting New Zealand and pursuing sustainable growth of the horticulture sector?
Are any changes needed to improve the efficiency and integrity of horticulture legislation? How can we ensure the continued supply of affordable fruit and vegetables for New Zealanders, while also growing exports?
What are the next billion dollar horticulture industries? Who we are looking for We are seeking two smart and enthusiastic people who : Can apply critical thinking and analytical skills to challenge the status quo Provide clear, concise, well-
reasoned, articulate and practical advice Can take a broad perspective and make connections between commercial, environmental and social issues Bring a can do' attitude and take ownership of their work to deliver the best results Has strong interpersonal skills and the desire to make a positive contribution to the team Has experience in either a policy / regulatory role or a commercial / business role Can organise themselves to deliver work and projects to a high standard on-
time, both independently and with others. Has knowledge or a strong interest in New Zealand's primary sectors and how they operate within environmental, economic, social and political decision-
making Horticulture experience is beneficial but not essential. Culture We encourage a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we are an employer of choice because of it.
We recruit, grow and retain talented, engaged and motivated employees who actively contribute towards an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued.
Benefits of working at MPI include Refurbished offices close to Railway Station Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days Options for flexible working Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation Parental leave ex-
gratia payment Wellness benefit for employees Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames An active social club and constant bake sales! See the benefits of working at MPI How to Apply To view the position description and / or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on APPLY NOW in order to be directed to our website.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on (04) 831 4908 or . Applications close Wednesday 23rd October 2019 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.