Technical Advisor - Refugee and Protection | Auckland
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Technical Advisor Refugee and Protection - INZ - April 2021.pdf (PDF, 638KB)
|Application Close Date:||17-May-2021|
- Provide technical advice to support refugee and protection decision making
- Manage a caseload of complex or sensitive claims
- Be responsible for training and process improvements
The Refugee Status Unit is looking for a Technical Advisor to provide advice to refugee and protection officers, and others in the unit, on refugee law and the processing of refugee and protection matters. The role involves having an advanced knowledge of refugee and protection law and processes, undertaking second person checks on decisions, coaching and training, and managing a personal caseload. The Technical Advisor is responsible for ensuring quality decisions that uphold New Zealand's international commitments.
The Technical Advisor also coaches and trains others, including facilitating the identification, summary and decisions of relevant jurisprudence. Additionally, the Technical Advisor manages a personal caseload of complex or sensitive claims, whilst ensuring quality decisions that mitigate risk and contribute to immigration outcomes.
Are you an analytical thinker with a passion for quality? Do you have excellent analytical skills and a flair for coaching staff to enable them to do their best work? Is it time for a challenging career move? If you answered yes, then we would like to hear from you.
The ideal applicant will have a history of making quality refugee and protection decisions and:
- In depth knowledge of the Refugee Convention and New Zealand and international refugee and related law
- Advanced knowledge of status determination procedures
- Experience in deciding refugee and protection claims and making other refugee related determinations
- A demonstrated high standard of analytical skills and written work
- Excellent workflow management practices
- Proven experience and results with effective coaching, mentoring and training staff
Ideally you would have a tertiary qualification, preferably in law or the humanities, or extensive and comparable relevant experience.
All applicants must be a NZ citizen or hold a permanent residence class visa.
About MBIE & Immigration New Zealand
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.
Immigration New Zealand is part of MBIE and is the regulator for the Immigration Act, striking the balance between facilitating the migration New Zealand needs and managing risk.
How to apply
To apply for this role, click on the “Apply Now” button to be redirected to the MBIE Careers site, here you can read and download the job description. Please apply directly online, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.
Refer to the attached job description for further information on the role, if you have any further questions email Mel Holland at email@example.com referencing MBIE/1530912.
Applications close at 5.00pm, Monday 17 May 2021.