Intelligence Analyst Ministry for Primary Industries - Wellington

Closing Date: March 22, 2020

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

As the successful applicant you’ll be able to plan, lead and deliver intelligence products to target risk or develop insights into risks and opportunities for primary industries.

We keep track of issues domestically and worldwide that continually challenge New Zealand in the areas of food safety and fraud, animal welfare, trade and market access.

The role is a strategic intelligence role so an ability to look at complex problems from a broad perspective is essential.


Mōu – About You

You’ll have the ability to establish relationship networks across MPI, wider government and industry.

You will also be able to:

  • Plan, lead and deliver intelligence products with a strong intelligence methodology
  • Have the ability to think outside the box to target risk or develop insights into risks and opportunities for our Primary Industries.
  • Negotiate with stakeholders both internally and external across industry, including decision makers, to determine requirements and priorities for intelligence products.
  • Maintain appropriate standards and professionalism including seeking feedback from customers of quality and timeliness of intelligence.
  • Have the ability to establish networks across MPI, wider government and industry.
  • Proactively establish and maintain productive relationships with SANDA and clients.
  • Demonstrate integrity in handling sensitive information.
  • Have an NDIA or equivalent experience in intelligence
  • Background or experience in trade would be advantageous


The successful applicant will be based in Wellington City, as part of a team of 15 intelligence professionals working in close proximity to key partner agencies.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

The Intelligence, Planning and Coordination Services (IPCS) Directorate facilitates the coordination of information flows across MPI and improve situational awareness. The primary role of IPCS is to support the Chief Operations Officer and Operational Directorates with information, intelligence, planning, and operational coordination services.


To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Flexible working – we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $75,000 to $85,000 depending on skills and experience

See the benefits of working at MPI


Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru – Security checks

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Sunday 22nd March 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email .

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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