Team Manager Biosecurity Intelligence Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua - Wellington

Closing Date: August 1, 2021

Ministry for Primary Industries – Manatū Ahu Matua
Team Manager Biosecurity Intelligence 
(Ref: MPI21/1537064)
Permanent, Full-Time


  • Are you a leader looking to make a difference to things that matter for New Zealand?
  • New Zealand’s economy, environment and way of life rely on effectively protecting the border from pests and diseases.
  • Keeping track of changes worldwide that continually challenge these protections is the job of the Biosecurity Intelligence Team.

Biosecurity intelligence is a specialised field focused on integrating science with the analysis of human behaviour – economic, political, and environmental – that impacts the spread of pests and diseases to better target biosecurity risk at the border.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

  • We are looking for a creative and resilient manager to lead the team. You’ll use your experience to lead a dedicated science based biosecurity intelligence capacity within MPI’s intelligence function.
  • You’ll need to build and maintain momentum and be comfortable in an ambiguous environment. An essential part of your role will be to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The team will have access to new analytical tools, and the opportunity to influence key decisions.

Mōu – About You

Ideally you will have a background in intelligence, biological sciences, environmental science, economics or sociology, but you will have the support and capability of technical experts in science and intelligence.

If you have any questions about the role, please

Applications close on Sunday 1st August 2021