Verification Officer (Pretoria)

Posted on 14-May-2018
Application Close Date: 24-May-2018
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Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Newly established position
  • Pretoria location
  • Permanent locally engaged opportunity
  • Salary range R272,902 - R419,853 depending on experience


The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

Visa Services 2020 is a customer excellence programme within Immigration New Zealand.  It is being implemented over the next 18 months. With digital technology and bringing work onshore the number of processing offices worldwide will reduce from 24 to five in New Zealand, three in the Pacific, one in India and one in China.   The outcome will be a more accurate, consistent and timely service.

The Verification Officer role forms part of a global network that supports immigration decisions within Immigration NZ.  We have an opportunity to work as a Verification officer in the Pretoria office.

Working closely with immigration officers you will act as an expert and provide advice for all internal clients, specifically as it relates to market geographical and defined product areas.

Utilising strong investigative techniques you will be responsible for determining the authenticity of information presented and advise on immigration related decisions accordingly. Strong analytical skills and the ability to make timely, informed communications will be essential to be successful in this role.

Working collaboratively with external agencies, as well as both on and offshore staff, you will develop strong professional relationships to leverage positive and timely immigration related outcomes.


Experience required for the position:

  • Previous verification experience
  • Strong interviewing techniques
  • Working knowledge of fraud trends and verification techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of concepts and profiling
  • Strong ability to write clear and concise reports


The ideal candidate will have strong compliance, verification skills gained from a government, banking, insurance or compliance environment.

To be considered for the role you will have a strong command of the English language, both written and verbal.   In addition, excellent interpersonal skills and an inbuilt radar and understanding for fairness and natural justice;  you will play a key role in defining informed, sound and just immigration decisions on behalf of Immigration NZ.

All applicants must have the ability to work or to obtain a visa to work in Pretoria. 


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a Cover Letter and CV. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.


Email Joanne Smith at quoting ref MBIE/1334308 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on 24 May 2018.