Specialist Adviser - Market Access at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
- Are you looking for a role with growth opportunities and an international focus?
- Would you like to utilise your technical background and strong communication skills to engage with foreign governments and open trade opportunities for our primary sector exports?
- Salary range is between $92,073 and $124,570 dependant on skills and experience
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
The Market Access Directorate's role is to maximise trade opportunities for New Zealand's primary product and food sectors. We utilise our network of Wellington and offshore roles to negotiate the technical market access requirements imposed on New Zealand's $47 billion in primary industry exports.
The work is dynamic and requires people who like a challenge, have strong technical and communication skills and work well as part of a team. If you are interested in utilising your technical skills to grow and develop a career with an international flavour this role could be for you.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We are looking for someone to join MPI's Market Access Directorate.
You will take a role in the scoping, assessing and prioritising ‘high potential' technical market access initiatives and other opportunities to grow New Zealand's primary product and food exports. You will help address technical market access issues, manage domestic stakeholder and foreign trading partner relationships, and support technical negotiations to set the market access conditions for New Zealand primary product and food exports.
The role requires technical knowledge and experience related to primary product or food production and export; food or biosecurity regulatory systems; maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders; analysing technical market access information; and provide high quality and timely reports. You will also need to be able to obtain a New Zealand government security clearance.
To be successful in this role, you should have:
- A degree relevant to veterinary science, food safety, biosecurity or trade policy
- A level of technical knowledge of primary product and food export and related issues
- A level of experience with food safety and/or biosecurity regulation
- Good analytical skills
- Sound relationship management, communication and presentational skills
- A level of understanding of market access
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
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 passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.
MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow.
To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here
If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.
To view the position descriptions and/or apply for one of the roles (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
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.
For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level.
Applications close: Thursday 2 December 2021
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Melissa.Heaney@mpi.govt.nz
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Specialist Adviser Market Access.pdf (PDF, 182KB)
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