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Senior Programme & Investment Analyst

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Accounting & finance
Wellington City
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Programme and Investment Analyst in our Investment Analysis team within the Sector Partnerships & Programmes.


The Senior Programmes and Investment Analyst supports the directorate to make quality investment funding and management decisions by providing expert analysis, reporting and advice. This includes the identification of risks, challenges, opportunities, benefits and outcomes, as well as processes supporting pipeline management and investment review and evaluation. You will work with an existing team member on month end reporting (accruals, variance analysis, forecasting) and database reporting.


The Sector Partnerships and Programmes (SPP) Investment Analysis team supports the wider directorate with finance, reporting, coordination and support services, and manages the directorate's programmatic pipeline and benefits tracking processes. The team also supports the Regional Economic Development directorate with specialist assessment of large or complex Provincial Growth Fund applications.


Key skill / experience requirements:


  • Experience in extracting key business information from data
  • Professional experience in the management and/or oversight of funds.
  • Understanding of All of Government best practices.
  • Knowledge of analysis and reporting tools and techniques
  • Knowledge and skills for Microsoft project and Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of Portfolio management approaches, systems and tools and their practical implementation.
  • Expert relationship management.
  • High degree of initiative and perseverance to follow through a project or issue to successful completion or resolution.
  • Able to work on multiple projects in a matrix or line management system
  • Experience/knowledge of management accounting and financial reporting


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.


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


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. 


In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype. 


If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or email 


Applications for this role close on Monday 22nd of April 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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