Principal Advisor, NZFS Compliance & Response at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Role type: Full-Time Permanent
Salary band: $128,247 to $173,511 per annum, dependent on skills and experience of the successful applicant
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is a branded business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The work we do as NZFS, and through our leadership of the wider food safety system, strongly contributes to our country's public health, economic, and wellbeing outcomes. Historic and recent food incident responses and new and emerging food safety risks have highlighted the increase of risks and threats to the food safety system which continue to evolve in complexity, incidence, and severity.
This is a unique and exciting brand-new opportunity for an experienced Principal Advisor to join the NZFS Compliance & Response Directorate, working with a group of experienced specialists responsible for ensuring NZFS is able to prepare for, respond to and recover from food safety incidents and responses, and for ensuring optimal compliance across New Zealand Food Safety systems in collaboration with the wider MPI systems.
The Principal Adviser to the Director, NZFS Compliance & Response (Director) of the New Zealand Food Safety Compliance & Response directorate for the Ministry for Primary Industries is responsible for the provision of high quality, strategic advice to the Director and Managers of the directorate.
The Principal Adviser acts as a key connection point between directorate staff and the Director and will be required to stand in for the Director at key meetings. The Principal Adviser is a member of the directorate leadership team and is accountable for delivering on key strategic projects in collaboration by providing support in the form of counsel, advice and raising issues of currency with the Director and leading projects as required. The Principal Adviser will also facilitate efficient and effective information flow to and from the directorate.
The Principal Advisor has a key role in supporting the directorate to shape significant pieces of policy advice. Partnering with the Director in communicating the overall direction of the NZFS Compliance & Response directorate to support business planning and the delivery of quality advice and ensure the teams and their business plans support NZFS's overall strategic vision and organisational strategy.
Mōu - About You
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Significant experience in managing internal and external relationships with an assortment of stakeholders, with demonstrated management success in building relationships and gaining the support and participation of key individuals and groups
- Significant experience in gathering, organising, and communicating information. This includes being able to quickly understand the nature of problems, identifying a range of possible solutions (including their implications), forming conclusions and providing advice
- Significant experience developing strategies and plans to ensure services are delivered in accordance with legislative frameworks and on time (including implementation, monitoring and review)
- Experience working collaboratively across organisations and with people with different skills and experience working with Senior Managers and Chief Executives
- Understanding of government priorities and focus in emergency management
- Knowledge of ministerial processes and expectations
- Experience in leading change
- In-depth knowledge of the operations of the public sector and the Parliamentary process
- Experience in leading projects and in project management
- Sound knowledge and understanding of New Zealand's National Security System framework, including domestic and international dimensions of disciplines relevant to Ministry for Primary Industries' responsibilities
- Extensive experience of making operational decisions with incomplete information in a high pressure and complex environment.
- Awareness of business and political drivers.
Ahurea - Culture
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. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.
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Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks
Higher level Security Clearance
- most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
- is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
- click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-checktool.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - 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 career's 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.
The closing date is 28th January 2022
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|
|Attachment:||Principal Advisor NZFS Compliance Response.pdf (PDF, 191KB)
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