Legal Advisor | Wellington
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| JD - Legal Advisor NZGP - April 21.pdf (PDF, 606KB)
|Application Close Date:||01-Oct-2021|
Bring your legal skills to the organisation that is resetting Government Procurement and the value it delivers to Aotearoa.
- Our Government Procurement system strives to deliver greater public value for New Zealanders through the approximately $51.5 billion spent on goods and services per year (~20% of GDP)
- New Zealand Government Procurement within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is leading a bold new programme of work that will fundamentally change the Government Procurement function
Working with us:
- Be part of the legal team at the heart of Government Procurement
- We're collaborative, we promote innovation, and we provide excellent legal advice!
- You'll be empowered to work autonomously on a broad range of matters and will receive support and coaching from our senior and experienced lawyers
- We are a small, tight-knit, high performing team that works flexibly
Key responsibilities of this role would include:
- Supporting our All-of-Government panels (relating to a wide range of products and services including air travel, banking, electric vehicles and consultancy services) by providing sound legal advice on high-profile, high-value tenders and commercial contracts
- Advising on strategic government procurement policy to deliver wider cultural, economic, environmental and social outcomes for New Zealanders
- Supporting contract automation and digital projects to modernise the government procurement system
Skills and experience required:
- Strong commercial legal background including experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.
- Some experience in one or more of the following areas (useful but not essential): public law, data collection and use, ICT contracting or procurement.
- Approximately 2 years PQE.
- Commercially astute with a strong stakeholder focus.
- Keen interest in technology, innovation and continuous improvement.
- Law degree and NZ practising certificate (or the ability to obtain one).
- If you are a self-starter, a team player and can quickly gain respect in your client relationships, we would love to hear from you!
Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE: - About MBIE:
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
Ko te whāinga matua a MBIE he whakatū i tētahi Ohanga e pakari ana, e toitū ana kia tino ora rawa atu ai a Aotearoa whānui.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
Ka tutuki tēnei i tā mātou mahi tahi me ētahi atu ki te whakatū kaupapa e tautoko marika ana i ngā pakihi ki te whakaora i ā rātou anō kia whai hua ai puta noa i te Ao, ā, e whai wāhi mai hoki a Aotearoa whānui ki ngā mahi ohanga mā roto mai i ngā toronga mahi, i ngā kaupapa whakatū kāinga hoki.
Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
Ko ā mātou mātāpono kei te ārahi i ā mātou mahi me ā mātou whanonga.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
Ko ā mātou tūmanako e titia ana ki tō mātou Māoritanga, ārā, kia “Hikina Whakatutuki”
Me pēhea te tono: - How to apply:
Click on the APPLY button below to view a position description and complete your application. All applications must be submitted via our online process.
Pēhia te pātene APPLY ō raro iho nei kia kite ai koe i ngā kōrero whakamahuki mō te tūranga nei, ka whakaoti ake i tō tono. Me mātua tukua mai ēnei tono mā tā mātou tukanga tuihono.
Email Paige at Paige.Haydock@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1558154 if you have any further questions.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 October 2021
Ka kati ngā tono hei te 5pm.