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Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated adviser to join the team. You will support the team with information, analysis and advice that enables the team to build processes and partnerships for better biosecurity.


About Biosecurity New Zealand

Biosecurity New Zealand's focus is on stopping pests and diseases at the border, before they get to New Zealand, and eradicating or managing the impact of those already here. With the help of New Zealanders, we ensure our unique environments and the value of our primary industries are maintained.


About our team

The GIA is a developing partnership between Government and primary industries delivering better biosecurity outcomes for New Zealand. The GIA Partnerships and Readiness Delivery Team are MPI's custodians of partnerships with over 20 primary sectors. We work in the Readiness & Response Services Directorate and with industry partners to bring together the critical capability to effectively prepare for and manage responses, and to co-ordinate recovery and long term management activities.


About the role

This is an opportunity to be part of a significant and highly regarded national partnership programme. You will work closely with partners across New Zealand's primary industries to better protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.


The role will be full of variety to keep you on your toes and you will be self-motivated and own your work. The advisor will support the team with information, analysis and advice and will be responsible for managing publication of regular stakeholder newsletters, delivering presentations, and helping to develop readiness plans.


You may also be asked to work in responses if required.


You will be comfortable working in a changing, ambiguous environment and have:

  • Tertiary science qualification
  • 2-5 years in a relevant technical or professional role
  • Understanding of the primary sectors
  • Successful experience as a participant in a team and with internal and external stakeholders.



  • A proven ability to deliver quality advice, guidance and material on time.
  • Experience in working in a New Zealand Government agency (central, regional or other).
  • Working knowledge of the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)


At MPI we are open to requests for flexible working on hiring. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.


How to Apply:

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.


To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact 


Applications for this role close on 22 November 2018


MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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