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Team Leader National Intelligence

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

  • Are you a leader or an aspiring leader in the field of intelligence?
  • Are you looking to make a difference to things that matter for New Zealand?


The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for a Team Leader to be part of the National Intelligence Team (NIT) based in Wellington City. The NIT has a national and strategic focus across the breadth of what MPI is responsible for including biosecurity, fisheries, food safety, animal welfare, forestry and trade. 


About the role

  • This is a new role that will work alongside another team Leader and with the manager to lead the NIT in the delivery of timely intelligence products to identify risk or develop insights into risks or opportunities for primary industries.
  • Leading a team of six intelligence analysts, you will be responsible for managing their development and performance and working closely with the other team leader to ensure the NIT is operating effectively across a range of cross-cutting areas. 
  • As part of the leadership team you will play a role in guiding the development of MPIs' intelligence function as it supports Biosecurity New Zealand, Fisheries New Zealand, New Zealand Food Safety and Te Uru Rakau. 
  • When required the Team Leader National Intelligence will be involved in supporting major food, trade and biosecurity Responses.
  • A critical part of your role will be to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and raising the profile of intelligence in MPI and across government.
  • If you like variety and complexity and are looking for the opportunity to lead a highly motivated team of intelligence professionals this could be for you!


Security Clearance

Security clearance to the level of TOP SECRET SPECIAL is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at here


Benefits of Working at MPI include:

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Comprehension one-week MPI Induction Programme


About the Organisation:

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize 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 are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.


The salary band for this role is $82k to $107k depending on skills and experience of the preferred candidate.


How to Apply:

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” 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 29th July 2019


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.



The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.


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