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Senior Business Analyst / Business Analyst

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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Job Description

  • Interesting role supporting our international policy team
  • A role with real impact for New Zealand
  • Collegial and supportive team environment
  • Part time role 3 to 4 days per week

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 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. 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. 

About our team

The International Relations team is part of the International Policy directorate of our Policy and Trade branch. The team is responsible for the implementation of Free Trade Agreements and trade cooperation arrangements and for promoting New Zealand as a valuable partner to our markets. We work closely with other departments, in particular the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Our team supports and administers the Global Research Alliance and the associated working groups and funds.

About the role

The Senior/Business Analyst is responsible for supporting the International Policy Directorate in business process management both from a strategic and operational perspective. The primary focus will be that of business reporting processes, travel and budgets, proactive identification of process improvement opportunities, and supporting the implementation of identified initiatives including procurement processes. The work will generally range in scope and size.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in public sector finance and business processes; and in developing and implementing relevant business systems.
  • Knowledge of strategic and business planning processes.
  • Knowledge in budget accountability processes and reporting
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and contributing to business decisions with financial impact

You will also be a self-starter that can identify effective solutions, will work well with members across the International Policy Directorate and will be able to respond to requests that often appear unexpectedly with short time frames.

Find out more about policy at MPI

How / why to apply? 

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow. 

See the benefits of working at MPI

To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Matt Brown, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 894 0258 or

Applications close: Sunday 24 June


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