Senior Advisor

Date:  17-Nov-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Do you have an interest in digital initiatives to support businesses?
  • Are you an experienced senior advisor who enjoys working with stakeholders across the public and private sectors?
  • Do you enjoy the challenge of thinking through issues and navigating a way forward?
  • Wellington based permanent opportunity
  • Salary Range: $95,103 - $115,585

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a digital enabler with enormous potential to be integrated into services that support small businesses to thrive. The combination of a globally unique business identifier, core business information and open access to the data set is intended to create an NZBN eco-system that makes it easier for businesses to connect with each other and with government.


We are a small enthusiastic team with a big vision for NZBN to be embedded in every digital business transaction in New Zealand. We work in partnership with the Companies Office and across other parts of MBIE as well as with businesses, trusted advisors, software providers and the public sector. Recent initiatives that the NZBN system supports include E-invoicing, the NZ COVID-19 tracer and the Māori Identifier where businesses can self-identify as a Māori business.


We’re currently looking for a passionate and experienced individual to join us as a Senior Advisor.  This is a varied role, giving you the opportunity to provide support to the NZBN manager through analysing a range of issues to further the adoption and implementation of NZBN. You’ll have the opportunity to write briefing papers, provide advice and lead projects.


In addition, you will also support implementation of new strategic initiatives and co-ordinate monitoring and reporting of the NZBN programme.


For more information about NZBN visit

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:

We need an experienced public sector Advisor/Senior Advisor, ideally with a background in programme delivery or operational policy.

The successful candidate should demonstrate experience in:


  • Experience writing briefing papers for senior management, analysing complex issues and presenting information clearly and succinctly.
  • The ability to understand and advise on technical concepts and processes including legislative and policy frameworks.
  • Experience solving problems, and an ability to navigate through and be responsive to changes in requirements.
  • Experience working collaboratively with and across teams.
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic and a tactical level and to take the lead on delivering projects.
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ.


Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early should a suitable candidate be found.

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 [[Apurva Raval]] at quoting ref MBIE/9138 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Friday 9 December 2022.