Advisor International

Date:  20-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Contribute to an international strategy for Immigration New Zealand
  • Be part of a committed team who plans, coordinates and supports a range of international activities
  • Wellington-based position with options for flexible working
  • Two positions available 
  • Salary range $71,119 - $84,187

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

This role provides support to the Manager International Strategy by producing advice and assistance across the range of INZ’s international engagements, ensuring a cohesive organisational-wide position on all relevant issues.  

International Advisors work as part of a team to support managers and INZ teams in their international engagements and strengthen the overall capability of Immigration New Zealand in the international arena.


In this role you will:

•    work in a small team of Senior Advisors and Advisors in the wider Customery, Engagement & Education Branch.
•    contribute to the development and delivery of an International Strategy for INZ to bring together diverse responsibilities into a coherent international approach.
•    engage with our counterpart agencies overseas (including Australia, Canada, US and the UK) and key agencies in New Zealand (including MFAT and NZ Customs), developing strong and collaborative relationships.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:

•    Strong analytical, critical thinking and writing skills
•    Experience in providing advice in a government environment
•    Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships
•    Experience in working with external agencies to achieve internal objectives and delivering outstanding quality service
•    Ability to gain and maintain a Secret a security clearance preferred
•    For your application to be considered you must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency - Check your eligibility here.

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:

For your application to be considered you must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Fi at quoting ref MBIE/8477 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Sunday 2 October 2022.