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Senior Advisor Auckland


MBIEPROD Auckland New Zealand

3 months ago

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE
• Bring your expert relationship management skills and provide high quality advice to the Manager, Senior Officials and Ministers.
• You will be receiving and assessing applications to the Major Events Fund and making recommendations on investment.
• 12 months fixed term role from your preferred work location across New Zealand
• Salary range from $103,290 to $132,417 per annum

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:

The Senior Advisor is a vital team member position reporting to the Manager Major Events who will focus primarily on our Major Events Fund programme. This will include working closely with event delivery agencies, host cities partners, and other Crown agencies to support successful event delivery and maximise the benefits for New Zealand; receiving and assessing applications to the Major Events Fund and making recommendations on investment; undertaking project work as required, preparing briefings and advice for Ministers, and providing... support and input into the wider team’s work.

This Senior Advisor will bring expert relationship management skills and provide high quality advice to the Manager, Senior Officials and Ministers.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:
• In-depth knowledge of processes at the centre of government as well as wider governmental processes and protocols.
• Experience and knowledge of the events industry through identifying, attracting and/or developing major events.
• Strong project management/coordination and experience working with multiple stakeholders and moving parts.
• Experience in contributing or preparing Ministerial briefings. Ability to conduct sound peer review to ensure quality, validity, accuracy and consistency.
• Good analytical, general problem identification and solution skills and an eye for detail.
• Excellent relationship skills and the ability to establish productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• Superior written and oral communication skills with ability to present complex issues in a way that innovatively engages the audience.
• Great self-organisation and work management skills. Flexibility in responding to changes in priorities and demands for work.
• Understands and applies relevant policy frameworks and analytical tools to issues.
• Must have legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

About Labour, Science and Enterprise Group

We support New Zealand-Aotearoa’s people, businesses and regions to innovate, grow and prosper.

LSE helps boost the New Zealand economy by developing New Zealand’s skill system, science and innovation systems, and labour market policy. We advise on labour market, immigration, health and safety at work and accident compensation policy, including managing related international obligations. LSE leads industry, investment and business development policy and programmes, including for tourism and major events. We lead science and innovation system policy and invest significant public funds. International partnerships and engagement are integral to LSE’s trade remedies, innovation and space regulation functions. LSE also leads MBIE’s monitoring arrangements for its Crown entities.

Our Branches
• Economic Development and Transitions
• Tourism
• Science System Investment and Performance
• Science Innovation and International
• Future Research Systems
• Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy
• Workplace Relations and Safety Policy
• Entity Performance and Investment
• Office of the Deputy Secretary

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
• Mahi Tahi – Better Together
• Māia – Bold and brave
• Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
• Pono Me Te Tika – Own It

Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role.

Email Dheeraj Deshmukh at [email protected] quoting ref MBIE/9906 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 16th March 2023
Auckland New Zealand

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