Senior Project Manager
NZ Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
6d ago

Wellington City, WellingtonPermanentAre you passionate about protecting New Zealand and reducing the impact biosecurity incursions and other threats have on our country?

Do you have a good understanding of how Government works?Are you an experienced project manager looking to make a difference?

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in and shape systems and programmes that makes a real difference to New Zealand!About the Role : This role sits within the Readiness Programmes team in the Readiness & Response Services Directorate.

It is the role of this Directorate to support all of the portfolio-based business units within MPI (Fisheries, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Forestry).

In this way readiness is key to MPI's management of all of the major regulatory systems that underpin and support the primary sector.

The Readiness Programmes team plays a key role to MPI's wider readiness function. The mission is to ensure MPI has the people, resources, processes and systems to manage all threats to the food, biosecurity and primary production systems.

The team oversees a programme of work which focuses on improving our overall readiness capability and developing and maintaining generic readiness to support and enable all readiness and response activities.

In this role you'll plan, lead, manage and deliver allocated projects and programmes and actively contribute to work across the team, MPI and other government agenciesSkills and experience : To be successful in this role you will have had 5-

10 years leading, managing and delivering complex projects and programmes, working to diverse and challenging governance groups.

You are communicative, have persuasive skills and you are an influencer and a coordinator. You will use your skills across a broad range of areas and work across the organisation, particularly the Readiness & Response Services Directorate.

You will have sound knowledge of the biosecurity system and how Government works, and have a Graduate qualification in a relevant discipline alongside a Project or programme management qualification.

You will have proven ability to lead and manage a project team in ambiguous work environments, including in a matrix management system, and will have excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills.

If you are curious, flexible, a team player and keen to make a contribution to improving MPI's readiness, we want to hear from you!About MPI : Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for Growing and Protecting New Zealand'.

It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen.

Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

About the Branch : Biosecurity New Zealand has a critical role in preventing harmful organisms crossing New Zealand's borders.

Along with preparing for and responding to biosecurity incursions, it also manages border and compliance activities, diagnostics and surveillance activities and MPI's centralised intelligence, planning and co-

ordination group.Benefits of working at MPI include : Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave daysCareer development and internal opportunities across the Operations branch and organisationWellness benefit for employeesReduced premiums for Health InsuranceComprehension one-

week MPI Induction ProgrammeSalary range for this role is $82k to $116k depending on skills and experience.How to Apply : To view the position description and / or apply for the role please click APPLY NOW or visit the MPI Careers Site.

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact amy.

hopkins mpi.govt.nzApplications closes on Sunday 30th June 2019To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.

Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally.

We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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