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Senior Intelligence Analyst / Intelligence Analyst

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

The Ministry for Primary Industries is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Intelligence Analyst / Intelligence Analyst for the Intelligence and Targeting Team. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the sustainability and growth of New Zealand's primary industries and to protect them from biological risk through the delivery of intelligence.

This role supports an intelligence function that is growing to meet the operational demands of business units across MPI.  You will be responsible for collecting, processing and analysing information to produce and disseminate high quality intelligence products to inform decision makers.


To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in an intelligence environment
  • Existing knowledge and experience in developing and analysing intelligence
  • High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written form with a wide range of people
  • Working knowledge of collecting and interpreting information
  • Commitment to highest standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Time management and planning skills
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Computer literacy
  • A working knowledge of the border sector environment would be an advantage


About MPI

MPI's purpose is to grow and protect New Zealand. MPI is helping maximise export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk. We employ over 2,200 staff in 70 locations both here and overseas.


The Operations Branch has a critical role in preventing harmful organisms crossing New Zealand's borders. It manages border and compliance activities as well as preparing for and responding to biosecurity threats within New Zealand.


The branch also manages MPI's centralised intelligence, planning and co-ordination services directorate which was established to manage food, biosecurity and animal welfare responses consistently and effectively. It facilitates the coordination of information flows across MPI and improve situational awareness.


MPI encourages and supports people to reach their full potential. To see more information about MPI and what we do click here.



The successful applicant will be based in Christchurch, as part of a regionally based team of intelligence professionals.


Security Clearance

This position requires individuals to operate within multi-agency and collaborative environments, and the appointee will be required to attain and uphold a TOP SECRET national security clearance. More information about security clearances can be found here.


How to Apply

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


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tim Funaki for a confidential discussion at


Applications close 27 April 2018.

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