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Senior Investment Portfolio Adviser

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Wellington City
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Job Description

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

As Senior Investment Portfolio Adviser you will support MPI's investment fund managers by giving the best advice around its investments, have a solutions focused approach to ensure funds are in line with MPI's strategic direction.  You will identify opportunities to implement robust best practice, actively manage and interpret the portfolio risk. 


Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the Team

Agriculture and Investment Services

We work with and for those on the land today and in the future. Supporting communities of farmers and growers to achieve their aspirations, and to meet the expectations of customers, government, and the public. And investing in tomorrow's world, as partners to increase primary industries' value and sustainability.

The Investment Portfolio team is responsible for providing MPI with the information it needs to assure itself that every programme dollar counts and that its investments are delivering the intended impacts in terms of protecting and growing NZ.


Mōu - About You

You will have:

  • Understanding of portfolio and/or programme management.
  • Previous experience of managing grants or investment funds.
  • Understanding of business planning, budgetary processes and systems relating to business performance, reporting and governance.
  • Understanding of performance, monitoring and impact frameworks.
  • Significant experience in business engagement and the provision of financial services.
  • Ability to influence others and encourage contributions from people over whom there is no management responsibility.
  • Experience in managing relationships and consultation with an assortment of internal and external stakeholders.


Ahurea - Culture

MPI is a place where there are diverse opportunities and where there is the ability to create a career in an organisation that supports growth and development. We encourage a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we're an employer of choice because of it.

We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI

  • 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


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

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, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or email


Applications for this role close on Sunday 26 January 2020



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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