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Adviser OIA

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Wellington City
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Job Description

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking an OIA Adviser for an established team with responsibility for MPI’s Official Information Act, Privacy Act and Ombudsman responses.


In this role you will be scoping and preparing responses to requests for information within the requirements of the relevant legislation and organisational policy. This includes drafting response letters, compiling information for release and coordinating contributions from across the organisation to ensure that responses are on-time, consistent and of high quality.


You will be an energetic self-starter with a reputation for working effectively across an organisation to get things done. Your good understanding of the machinery of Government, good written communication skills and sound judgement will ensure you can confidently provide advice to key decision-makers within the Ministry.


In return, working at the Ministry for Primary Industries puts you at the centre of government processes and you will have exposure to a broad range of activities that are key to growing and protecting New Zealand. MPI’s focus is to maximise export opportunities, improve primary sector productivity, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.


As a large organisation we encourage and support our people to be the best they can, this role provides the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance a wide range of skills and make a real difference!


About the Ministry for Primary Industries

Our purpose is “Growing and Protecting New Zealand”.  We are striving to help the primary sector double the value of its exports by enabling industries to grow, and to strengthen their environmental performance.


The Ministry for Primary Industries encourages and supports people to be the best they can be.  To see more of who MPI is and what we do, take a few minutes to watch this video on our Youtube Channel. 


In order to view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.  For any questions, please contact Koren Wilkinson –


Applications close Sunday 4 December 2016.