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Senior Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Opportunity to work within a dynamic and vibrant team dedicated to growing New Zealand's prosperity and facilitating Pacific Island Forum Countries participation in NZ's domestic labour mobility and quota programmes
  • National Office based role with opportunities to travel
  • Fixed Term until June 2022, Wellington


If you are passionate about New Zealand's business growth and enthusiastic about making a positive change to our economy and our people then read on.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and capable person to achieve positive outcomes by joining MBIE in Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Skills and Investment Unit. As Senior Advisor in the Pacifica Labour and Skills team you will work as part of a team of colleagues responsible for engaging with a range of stakeholders including industries nationally and the Pacific Island countries governments (PIC) to achieve our goal of Growing New Zealand for all. This position is Wellington based. 


We encourage excellence and proactively support individual development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments and study opportunities.


The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing advice in developing national and Pacific strategies that deliver quality results which contribute to the ministry outcomes. 
  • Working as part of the Pacifica Labour and Skills team to support the integrity of the RSE policy, Pacific Access Category Policy and SPP programme.
  • Assisting with maintaining sound and successful Pacific relationships and being a point of contact for Pacific RSE and PAC countries.
  • Coordination and preparation of subject matter briefings and programmes to host Pacific Officials in New Zealand and initiative activities in the Pacific RSE countries
  • Manage ministerial reporting and producing SPP newsletter.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A track record of being extremely organised and systematic in delivering your work
  • Ideally experienced in writing briefing papers, aide memoires
  • Experience in project planning and in the design and delivery of development of technical assistance activities.
  • Strong strategic problem solving skills
  • The ability to self-manage but also work collaboratively as part of a team
  •  A strong focus on delivering results
  •  Must be a NZ citizen or resident 
  • A full driver's licence and the ability to undertake regular travel are requirements of the position.


MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. 

The Advisor position reports to the Pacifica Labour and Skills Team situated in the Settlement Protection and Attraction branch in the Immigration New Zealand group.

The branches in this group are:

•             Compliance, Risk & Intelligence

•             Visa Services

•             Service Design & Performance

•             Settlement, Protection & Attraction

•             Business Management


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email Margaret Goldfinch at quoting ref MBIE/131471 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 10.00am  on Friday the 2nd of March 2018


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