Risk Analyst

Date:  10-Mar-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • This is your opportunity to contribute to upholding New Zealand's international reputation and commitments to international security and human rights.
  • You will work with a small, dedicated, and engaged team in a Wellington based role where you will be supported in opportunities to learn and develop your analyst skills. 
  • Wellington based, permanent, full-time opportunity with flexible working options available. 
  • Salary Range $71,119-$84,187 depending on skills and experience

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:


The focus of your role is to undertake risk assessments on complex cases where the applicant may pose a risk to New Zealand's international reputation through an association with war crimes, crimes against humanity and/or gross human rights abuses.

You will also contribute to upholding New Zealand’s commitments to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other strategic goods and services. The development and refinement of risk tools is a key part of the role.

These risk assessments and tools will be used to provide advice to decision makers and contribute to New Zealand’s national security.

As a Risk Analyst, you will report to the Manager Risk Assessment Team in the Verification and Compliance branch within the Immigration New Zealand group. The Risk Assessment Team consists of analysts based in Wellington who work in a tight-knit supportive environment with a focus on quality and timeliness. 


MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


  • In-depth knowledge of and interest in geo-political climates and international affairs.
  • Highly developed research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Experience identifying and mitigating actual or potential risks.
  • A sound understanding of risk management principles and experience in developing risk tools.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


Applicants must hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency and be eligible to obtain and maintain a ‘Top Secret’ security clearance. Please check your eligibility here https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/managing-insider-risk/clearances/eligibility-tool/.    

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 Sarah Hutcheson at sarah.hutcheson@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/10509 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday 28 March 2023