Kaitatari Matua | Senior Analysts - Nutrient Management Tool Team
Ministry for the Environment NZ
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
6d ago
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Ministry for the Environment NZ Wellington Central, North Island

Do you have a strong interest in the environment and nutrient management? Read on..

Three full-time fixed-term roles within MfE's Nutrient Management Tools team

We offer flexible working by default to support your work-life balance

He taiao tonui mo nga reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation - be part of this exciting journey.

Our recently established Policy Implementation and Delivery (PID) Group within MfE is to enable policy into action on the ground.

Our key focus is on working with Māori / Iwi, Local government, industry partners and others to identify outcomes, bring together diversity of thinking and different perspectives to find solutions.

We're calling out for Senior Analysts to join our Nutrient Management Tools Team and support its ambitious work programme, stemming from the Government's response to the Overseer Review.

Overseer is a software programme that assists farmers with nutrient decisions. In late 2018 the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment outlined steps that should be taken for the Overseer nutrient management model to be used confidently in regulation.

As part of the Government's response, MfE agreed to put in place a new tool to measure N-loss on farms, investigate greater use of controls on practices and inputs to manage nitrogen leaching, and explore new approaches to managing diffuse nutrient loss risk.

We have multiple fixed-term opportunities that play integral parts in the development and roll-out of the Risk Index Tool (RIT), and investigation of nitrogen leaching practices and new approaches to managing nutrient loss.

Fixed-term Wellington-based role through to 31 Jan 2024 :

Your core focus areas in this role will be to manage the RIT workstream as Phase One goes into the final design stage and production.

This role calls for particular skills and experience in project management to successfully deliver Phase Two of the RIT, as well as excellent stakeholder relationship skills and the ability to confidently discuss the RIT with iwi / hapū, regional councils and other key stakeholders.

Your science background will enable you to understand and draw on Science Working Group concepts and requirements during final stages of Phase One development and implementation, and carry lessons learned into Phase Two.

Fixed-term opening (covering leave) through to June 2024 - location flexible :

Your core focus area will be to foster and strengthen ongoing stakeholder engagement and collaboration with tangata whenua, acting as their key point of contact throughout this project.

You'll have a lead role in coordinating engagement hui, managing contracts, and bringing to life your superior writing skills to capture and summarise the outcomes of all engagements for briefings to executive Ministry leaders.

Your knowledge and capability in te ao Māori, and ability to navigate between the two worlds' whilst ensuring the mana of our engagement partners is upheld, will be integral to the projects success.

Fixed-term opening (covering parental leave) through to July 2023 - location flexible :

Your core focus area will be in leading literature research and strategic policy advisory on the effectiveness and use of the tool, applying your strong critical thinking capability to understand on the ground' aspects and look for new approaches and better ways to manage soil nutrients on farms.

You'll bring superior writing skills to this role to write and review high-quality policy advice that will contribute to building the tool.

Regional council experience and / or experience with Overseer is highly desirable and will enable you to hit the ground running.

If you are curious, courageous and motivated to contribute to the betterment of te taiao in Aotearoa New Zealand then we want to hear from you.

Please highlight within your application which of the below mix of skills and experience you can bring to the team :

  • An understanding of te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi with experience of engaging and collaborating with tangata whenua;
  • Well-developed policy analysis, policy advisory and / or policy implementation skills and experience at a regional or national level;
  • Successful experience in navigating and building relationship across a range of external partners and stakeholders, including facilitating and leading engagements;
  • Superior writing skills with experience leading or contributing to the development of strategic plans, policy documents and / or ministerial or senior leadership briefings;
  • Project management skills with experience leading and / or contributing to complex, fast-paced projects or programmes;
  • A relevant academic qualification in for e.g. policy, science, economics or social sciences;
  • Salary Range

    Salary range for this role is from $101,802 up to $124,424 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

    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

    training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses

    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.

    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 role please contact hiring manager Rosalynn Anderson-Lederer at mfe.govt.nz.

    If you require a copy of the position description, please email mfe.govt.nz

    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 mfe.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

    MfE's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees who come to our offices, work at non-MfE offices (this does not include remote workers working from home) or interact with the public in the course of their work must be fully vaccinated.

    During the application process you will be asked to provide details of your vaccination status, and depending on the nature of your work, you may be asked to provide evidence of your Vaccine Pass prior to an offer being made.

    Rā Katinga Applications close : end of Tuesday 24 May 2022. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may shortlist applications and progress interviews ahead of the close date.

    A written exercise may be included as part of the interview process.

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