Manager, Climate Change On Farm and Inventory
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
3d ago

Job Description

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

  • Work in a high profile area and make a significant impact for New Zealand.
  • Join one of MPI's domestic Climate Change teams and help tackle one of the most urgent, important & challenging issues facing humanity.
  • Work closely with our International Environment team to manage the interface between domestic policy and our international obligations relating to climate change.
  • Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

    We are looking for a high performing leader who has experience in central government policy processes and in managing and developing staff.

    You will be working closely with the Director, Land Water & Climate policy and will be supporting and leading environmental and resource-use policies affecting the primary industries.

    As an experienced Manager, you will bring :

  • Experience within government or related organisations, including experience with government policy leadership and regulatory processes.
  • Experience in developing and implementing support systems within teams to manage administration, finances, personnel, planning and other basic functions.
  • Experience in understanding the environment, economic, social and cultural considerations within resource management.
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact.
  • Experience in managing relationships and consultation with an assortment of external stakeholders.
  • If you want a career where you are managing a team who are working on global issues that will affect all countries, then this is your opportunity to help New Zealand's economy which relies on our environment and the primary production it supports.

    Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

    Our work programme supports the delivery of some key milestones introduced by the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act that will equip farmers to reduce on-farm agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, to enable sustainable food and fibre production for future generations.

    Working with industry, we are designing frameworks, policy settings, extension services, and measurement and decision support tools to help New Zealand farmers meet the government's climate change goals.

    The role is also responsible for a small team led by team leader, which looks after the New Zealand's agricultural emissions Inventory.

    This team is responsible for providing accurate estimates of New Zealand's past, present and future GHG emissions from land use and agriculture.

    The team provides information and analysis to groups within and outside MPI, and helps to fulfil New Zealand's reporting commitments to the UNFCCC, and track progress towards our emission reduction targets.

    They also manage a small research budget which is used to improve the accuracy of New Zealand's estimated emissions from land use and agriculture

    We are a dedicated and focused team, and we work positively and collaboratively with each other in a collegial and supportive atmosphere.

    Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

    The 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 passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow .

    To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

    If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop.

    To view the position description and / or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on APPLY NOW or visit the MPI Careers site.

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

    To 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.

    For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application.

    Applications close : 15th July 2020

    If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or katrina.minx

    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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