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OIA Advisor - Mycoplasma Bovis

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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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. This is a fixed term opportunity for 6 months.


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 OIA team resides within the Ministerials and Business Support team, as part of the Office of the Director-General (ODG) branch within MPI. The ODG provides direction-setting and supporting services across the Ministry, and direct support to MPI's Director-General.  The OIA team works across MPI to provide advice about relevant legislation and deliver statutory correspondence for MPI.


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.


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.


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, please contact Meredith Edwards's -


Applications for this role close on Sunday 28 October 2018

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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