Assurance Advisor

Date:  19-Jan-2023

Auckland, NZ, 2022

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • A newly established role within Immigration Border Operations focused on internal assurance and risk management 
  • Location Immigration New Zealand - Auckland International Airport 
  • Salary range – $71,119 - $84,187 

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

We are looking for a passionate Assurance Advisor who will be able to confidently test, monitor and provide assurance on multiple risk aspects on office operations for Immigration Border Operations based at Auckland International Airport. 


As an Assurance Advisor you will be responsible for the integrity and compliance environment within Immigration Border Operations. This will include management of the declaration of interest register, integrity issues, policy related issues, risk registers and office audit processes.


  • You will be someone who is able to be self-directed, motivated and proactive as well as able to adapt to a changing environment.
  • You will have sound knowledge of a wide range of risk frameworks, reporting tools and techniques and the ability to think critically.
  • You will build and maintain relationships across offices and use these relationships to ensure risks are managed appropriately.
  • You will have the opportunity to take advantage of MBIE’s flexible working arrangements

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


To be successful in the role you will have prior knowledge and understanding of risk frameworks, methodologies, reporting tools and techniques, coupled with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, preferably gained in complex operational environments. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have experience in, or have the qualities that would enable you to successfully perform, the following tasks:


  • Developing, in conjunction with the relevant INZ resources, an Assurance Plan for the offices and Health, Safety and Security (HSS) controls.
  • Provide internal assurance (code of conduct, collusion, fraud compliance) and reporting to relevant parties.
  • Coordinate the testing of the office business continuity plan (BCP).
  • Monitoring completion of compulsory learning and development modules and training across the offices.
  • Conducting targeted checks and reviews to support continuous improvement activities. 
  • Quickly establish and build strong working relationships, developing trust and credibility with managers and staff, including the ability to work with managers on contentious, difficult, and urgent issues.
  • Undertaking reviews and sharing feedback regarding trends and areas for continuous improvement.


To work for Immigration New Zealand applicants MUST hold New Zealand Citizenship or have New Zealand permanent residency.

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.  Email Emily Boyd at quoting ref MBIE/9901 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Thursday 2 February 2023.