The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides national leadership to New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. NEMA’s primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, across all hazards and all risks and the 4 Rs of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. We are going through an exciting phase of growth and there will be more opportunities with NEMA over the coming months.

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This page will be updated with information on new roles and opportunities to work at the NEMA.

New Opportunities at the NEMA

Principal Advisor, COVID19  (18 Months Fixed Term)

(Posted 27 November 2020)

  • Do you want a thought leadership and relationship role at a national level?
  • Are you interested in supporting the connections between central and local government emergency management partners?
  • Do you want to work at the heart of ongoing resurgence and response activity for this global event?

The Principal Advisor, COVID-19 role sits within the National Operations team of NEMA in Wellington. This team are responsible for leading the operational systems, facilities and infrastructure required to respond effectively to emergencies within New Zealand.

  • What makes this position unique and exciting is that you’ll be leading NEMA’s engagement with national agencies and groups in relation to COVID-19 response and recovery.
  • You’ll also be responsible for translating national COVID-19 direction to CDEM Groups and represent CDEM Group interests with regards to COVID-19 at the national level.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to use thought leadership principles and approaches in relation to NEMA’s role within the COVID-19 response.

As the Principal Advisor, COVID-19 you will bring the following attributes:

  • Ability to quickly assimilate new and complex information and provide advice accordingly
  • Ability to multitask, reprioritise and react to issues that arise during the day whilst keeping calm and professional in demanding situations
  • Comfortable facilitating a collaborative work environment, with a constant eye on completing the objectives and goals of the team
  • A high level of integrity, discretion and tact to handle confidential, sensitive and private information
  • Anticipates and proactively works to circumvent roadblocks and unintended consequences
  • Role models organisational values in a genuine and effective way
  • Anticipates complex problems and watches for tell-tale indicators that warrant intervention

Due to the security requirements of this role, applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

Download position description: Principal Advisor COVID-19 JD

Click here to apply for Principal Advisor COVID-19

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsty Brown on 04 4999 471 or email referring to vacancy number 26614.

Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 13th December 2020. Please submit your application prior to the closing date if possible as we are operating to a tight timeframe for shortlisting.