Kaiwhakahere Kaupapa Matua | Senior Project Managers - Implementation Partnerships
Ministry for the Environment
Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

  • Use your cultural capability & project experience to enable a real difference in environmental outcomes for Aotearoa
  • Flexible working to support your work-life balance flexible by default location
  • Two newly created fixed-term roles through to 31 July 2024
  • Our purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation be part of this exciting journey.

    Implementation Partnerships sits within Policy Implementation and Delivery (PID). Ministry for Environment / Manatū Mō Te Taio established PID in 2020 to accelerate delivery on the ground.

    Since 2020 we've established the business group, developed our Operating Model, and established the functions and services needed with Implementation Partnerships being one of the remaining pieces of the puzzle.

    PID is responsible for the Jobs for Nature Programme and wider impact investment, Essential Freshwater Implementation, Resource Management Reform Implementation, Fast-Track Consenting and includes other enabling functions such as System Change and Capability and the PMO where this role sits alongside other delivery programme and project managers.

    There are significant changes in freshwater, resource management, indigenous biodiversity, and climate change at various stages in the pipeline which all need implementation at place in partnership with Iwi and hapū and Regional Councils to be successful.

    Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi About this role

    We are looking for two experienced Kaiwhakahere Kaupapa Matua Senior Project Managers to join our Implementation Partnerships directorate within the PID rōpū.

    One of the positions will play a leading role with building and establishing regional partnerships with iwi and hapu around the motu, and the other will play a leading role with supporting the successful management of national partnerships with pan Māori Groups.

    These role provides project management services to the Director Implementation Partnerships and wider programme teams focused on our partnerships with tangata whenua.

    You will work across the directorate and with key partners to support regular hui, manage deeds of agreement that support capability and capacity within regions, hui working alongside the project coordinator.

    The national focussed role also ensures professional secretariat support for various governance forums alongside the project coordinator.

    We need highly skilled, committed project practitioners with the cultural capability, confidence, communication, and people skills to develop and manage relationships at all levels of the Ministry and with our partners so that we can collectively implement policy reforms to achieve good environmental outcomes.

    We're looking for pragmatic, people-based leaders who can get alongside others easily and can help create clarity and momentum for the programme while building team member capability for project managers, coordinators and administrators who will also form part of this team.

    It's an exciting time for us and these roles will play a big part in the transformation of how we operate. This is your opportunity to contribute to a once in a generation reform of our environment which will have lasting impacts for Aotearoa.

    You'll work alongside a dedicated team of people who are passionate about our environment.

    Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

    Our ideal candidates will bring :

  • culturally capability in te ao Māori with significant experience in partnering with and for tangata whenua
  • an understanding of how local government works alongside their iwi partners and central government to progress policy
  • a project management qualification (for e.g., MSP, PMP or PRINCE2) and demonstrable experience in leading, planning and managing successful projects
  • ability to work effectively with a diverse team and stakeholders at all levels
  • highly developed negotiating, influencing and communication skills
  • delivery expertise from working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage competing deadlines
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.
  • Salary Range

    Salary range for this role is from $132,139 up to $161,502 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

    Mō mātou About us

    The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation. We offer :

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.
  • A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success.

    We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua.

    We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

    Tono ināianei Apply Now

    Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note : your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.

    If you require further information about the implementation partnership function, contact Eugene Berryman-Kamp eugene.berryman-kamp mfe.

    govt.nz. For information on the PMO hub team where the role sits contact Kathleen Mackie at Kathleen.Mackie mfe.govt.nz

    If you require a copy of the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz / jobs and click through to view the advertisment and position description.

    We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is he rau kotahi tangata' embracing our multiple talents by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

    We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.

    You can contact us at vacancy mfe.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

    From 18 May 2022 we have suspended our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice. A My Vaccine Pass is no longer required by employees, visitors, suppliers and contractors.

    However, the policy may be reinstated if new public health advice comes to hand or a new variant emerges.

    Rā Katinga Applications close : end of Sunday 14 August 2022.

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