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Senior/Adviser Research & Evaluation

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

 Fixed Term or Secondment until January 2020


Are you enthusiastic about providing research and evaluation advice to internal clients and decision-makers that will assist the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as it works towards its goals?  Then this may well be the career opportunity that you have been looking for.


We are seeking an experienced Adviser or Senior Adviser to join our Research and Evaluation team for a one year fixed term/secondment.  This role offers you the opportunity to develop your skills within a large and dynamic organisation. 


About the Role

Working alongside staff and stakeholders, you'll help inform decision and provide assurance that our investments are delivering intended benefits, outcomes and value for money. You'll also provide guidance and advice on evaluation and market/social research. Part of the role will be to build evaluation and research culture and capabilities across MPI.


Skills and Experience

You will be skilled in the delivery of evaluation and ideally the delivery of end-to-end research, as well as contracting work to external providers. Other skills required include facilitation, scoping, writing briefs, design, project planning and management, reporting, and presentation.


An ability to manage multiple projects to agreed timelines is a must. Also essential to this role is the ability to coach staff in evaluation and research.


You'll be great at developing relationships with stakeholders, contractors and providers that contribute to building a culture of evaluation within the organisation.


About MPI

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 for us to consume. MPI's services ensure that New Zealand's natural resources are sustainable while enabling the primary sector to innovate and grow the value of its exports.


Salary Range and Benefits

Salary range for this role is $82k - $107k depending on skills and experience.


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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 close Monday 21 January 2019


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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