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Job Description

  • Play an integral role delivering the Ministry's Integrity Framework and targeted work programme.
  • Expertise in internal investigations is a must in this role.
  • Secondment or Fixed Term opportunity to 30 June 2019, primarily based in Wellington, although consideration may be given to some work being undertaken in another established MBIE location.


Why work for us?

Our aspiration is that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is a great place to work where great work gets done.  We believe in harnessing the potential of our people and the diverse skills and life experiences they bring to MBIE.  Our targets are challenging and require us to work with others, and across the Ministry (making the most of our size and scope). 


About MBIE

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive. 

MBIE comprises of around 3,200 staff operating in New Zealand with a further 400 staff in overseas locations.  We have seven business groups: Building, Resources & Markets; Corporate, Governance & Information; Finance & Performance; Immigration New Zealand; Labour, Science & Enterprise; Market Services; and the Office of the Chief Executive.

Within the Corporate, Governance & Information Group, we have nine functions: Human Resources; Engagement, Communications & Ministerial Services; Legal Services; ICT; CGI Operations; Enterprise Risk & Assurance; Entity Performance & Investment; Research, Evaluation & Analytics; and Organisational Governance & Strategy.


About the role

This secondment or fixed-term opportunity has arisen due to the need to backfill a member of the team who is temporarily seconded into another role.

You will report to the Head of Integrity within the Enterprise Risk & Assurance Branch and contribute strongly to the delivery and monitoring of the Ministry's Integrity Framework and annual Integrity Work Programme. 

You will lead investigations into alleged fraud or corruption, dishonesty, breaches of conflicts of interest, loss or misappropriation of information or data, and other insider threats.  You may also support protected disclosure investigations.  You will provide quality assurance and support for other investigators' integrity investigations throughout their lifecycle, and strong assurance to the Ministry's Integrity Assessment Panel – the Advisory Group and the Decision-making Group. 

You will play a key role contributing to the design of a new Integrity Framework for the Ministry and working with colleagues and senior managers to embed the critical aspects of the new framework to support a strong culture of integrity organisation-wide. 


Skills and experience required

To be successful in this role you will need the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Proven experience working as an internal investigator.
  • Proven understanding of prevent, detect and respond investigative techniques and methods.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, keeping your manager in the loop to ensure no surprises, and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • A team player, willingly sharing and receiving information, knowledge, insights and expertise within the team and with others across the organisation.
  • Wide ranging knowledge of how to help leaders to shape the integrity culture within a large organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand business systems and functions.
  • Proven ability to communicate information, both orally and written, in a manner and style appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Ability to comfortably discuss and identify the issues and problems arising from an allegation appropriately with business managers.
  • Empathetic, with active listening skills and good at probing the facts.
  • An understanding of the NZ judicial system and its processes.
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office suite.
  • A tertiary level qualification in a relevant discipline, ideally law or business-related is desirable, but not essential.
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ.


We're keen to hear from you if you have the knowledge, skills and experience outlined above.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo and achieve a satisfactory credit check.  A security clearance to Secret level is desirable.

Internal secondment applicants must seek their manager's approval before applying.


Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent residence class visa.


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 Jo Smith at quoting ref MBIE/1373762 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 21 January 2019.

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