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Programme Manager - Irregular Migration

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Project managers
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Develop a programme of work to prevent, deter, and respond to irregular migration to New Zealand
  • Cross government initiative
  • Permanent position, Wellington CBD based


About the role:

The Programme Manager, Irregular Migration is responsible for developing and coordinating a programme of work to prevent, deter and respond to irregular migration to New Zealand.

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining relationships in cooperation with other official representatives and facilitating cooperation that supports New Zealand's capability to prevent, deter and respond to irregular migration.

As the Programme Manager you will also be tasked with advising and reporting on compliance with law, strategies, and international and legal obligations as it relates to irregular migration.


Skills and experience required:

  • Proven Programme Management experience
  • Experience working on cross-government initiatives
  • A demonstrated ability to professionally represent New Zealand and New Zealand government agencies at a range of levels
  • Experience working with Intelligence services
  • A demonstrated understanding of the national and international security environment relevant to New Zealand's interests (particularly with respect to irregular migration).
  • Experience managing risk, sensitive issues and confidentiality
  • Experience in delivering high quality reports within prescribed timeframes
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills

All applicants must possess New Zealand citizenship/hold an indefinite residence class visa with the ability to gain Top Secret clearance.


About MBIE/Immigration New Zealand:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand's economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. Immigration New Zealand has an active role in this by bringing the best people New Zealand needs to prosper.

The Programme Manager, Irregular Migration  role within the Compliance Risk and Intelligence Services (CRIS) group of Immigration New Zealand. CRIS is part of Immigration New Zealand and is responsible for preventing and responding to immigration related offending and non-compliance.


How to apply:

Click the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  Here you can view a position description, as well as complete the on-line application. Please upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via the online advertisement.

For further information on the position please refer the job description attached to the advertisement on the careers site. If you have any further questions please contact Rosie Horsfall at quoting ref MBIE/1374530


Applications close at 5pm, 21 January 2019.


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