Manager Risk Assessment

Date:  12 Feb 2024

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Challenging and rewarding career opportunity.
  • Engage with key stakeholders and manage the development of standards.
  • Permanent fulltime position based in Wellington.
  • Salary ranges from $118,390 - $143,639 with KiwiSaver and wellness benefits.

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

The Immigration Risk and Border branch within Immigration New Zealand provides up-to-date intelligence and information to advise to support sound strategic and operational decision making at all levels across the immigration system.

We are looking for a Manager Risk Assessment to join our Risk and Verification team.

The Manager Risk Assessment will:


  • Be responsible for the direct leadership of a team of Risk Profiling Analysts, for customer and stakeholder relationship management and the delivery of quality risk assessments that inform visa and refugee decisions.
  • Responsible for setting the strategic direction of the team and enhancing system performance.
  • Be responsible for the provision of robust advice on the potential risk of an applicant to New Zealand’s international reputation, in accordance with character policy, which deals with an applicant’s association with war crimes against humanity, and/or gross human rights abuses.
  • Counter-proliferation risk assessments.
  • Responsible for enhancing people and team performance and developing talent to ensure quality consistency of advice and team practices that deliver results for customers.


MBIE supports a wide range or flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what might work for both you and us. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required

To be successful in this role, 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:


  • Proven experience in leading, developing and managing a high performing team.
  • In-depth knowledge of and interest in geo-political climates and international affairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective service delivery models and service excellence principles.
  • Ability to understand the wider strategic picture, apply that understanding within the Risk Assessment Team and develop future strategic development.
  • Ability to understand team dynamics and to realise the potential of individual team members through effective coaching and mentoring.
  • Proven ability to develop trust, credibility and effective relationships with staff and a diverse range of colleagues, customers and stakeholders.
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills demonstrated through quality risk identification and management, risk profiling and associated outputs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the functions, philosophies, and operational practices of Immigration New Zealand (and in particular, the operating environment of the role) – or the ability to quickly acquire said knowledge.
  • The ability to gain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance. Check your eligibility here. (Getting a national security clearance | Protective Security Requirements

To apply for this position applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand Permanent resident visa.

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 Hayley Barlow at quoting ref MBIE/14655 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 26 February 2024.