Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
We are looking for a candidate for our Trade Policy team in our International Policy Directorate. This is fast-paced and interesting international-focused work supporting our primary sectors, including opportunities to :
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 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.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
The Trade Policy team at MPI supports New Zealand's primary industries by working hard to ensure excellent access for our primary products into as many international markets as possible.
Ensuring that trade policy delivers new opportunities for the primary sectors will be even more important following Covid-19.
The team's work involves engaging in negotiations in bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral contexts and providing the technical expertise required to address particular trade issues relevant to the primary sectors, for example, understanding tariff quota administration systems, addressing non-tariff barriers to trade, and engaging on the agricultural trade policies of other countries
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
Due to an internal movement we have a position available at a senior policy analyst level. The role will support MPI's contribution to international trade negotiations as well as our work in various international organisations. This could include :
Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako - Skills / Experience
We are looking for a candidate that is able to represent MPI (and New Zealand) on the international stage and provide high quality analysis on complex issues.
The successful candidate will have a strong interest in the success of the primary sectors. While previous experience in international work is ideal, these roles offer the opportunity for a motivated candidate to move into international policy work.
Specifically, we are looking for someone who has :
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply?
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If 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 description and / or apply for the role (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.
Applications close : Thursday 1st October 2020
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or katrina.minx 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.