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Senior Advisor, Strategy and Governance

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Looking to use your skills to make a real difference for refugee communities across New Zealand?
  • Support the implementation of the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy, engage with the refugee sector and undertake special projects.
  • The position will be based in Wellington as part of the National Manager's team.
  • Fixed term opportunity through to 1st March 2019



About MBIE:


The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.

At MBIE, we look for people who are passionate about New Zealand and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy, our people and our safety.

The Refugee Unit is seeking a Senior Advisor (Strategy and Governance) to support the implementation of the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy through a whole of government approach and engage with the refugee sector on planned changes and future priorities.


About the role:

The role will also support the implementation of the Strategy through the relevant governance arrangementsand undertake special projects with a strategic focus.   

The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven ability to think strategically and an understanding of the change process including measuring success and sound governance
  • A high level of analytical skills with excellent judgement and ability to make quality decisions
  • Strong relationship management skills including the ability to engage across sectors and communicate effectively on complex issues
  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise and manage high workloads


This is a fixed term position to 1 March 2019.


How to apply:

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now' to register your details and submit your application for this vacancy. For further information please read the job description. For queries, contact Rosie Horsfall at

All applications must be submitted via the online advertisement.


Applications close: 1st of February 2018


Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

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