Design and Evaluation Manager at Department of Conservation, Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes
- managing threats and adverse impacts
- being a voice for conservation
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
This is your opportunity to lead a dynamic team in designing scalable monitoring programs that provide information for impactful decision-making. In this role, you'll collaborate closely with peers in the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, ensuring seamless project delivery. Your efforts will span the organisation, fostering a deep understanding of the evidence produced.
As the Design and Evaluation Manager, you will lead a geographically dispersed team of highly capable people to design and develop scalable monitoring programmes, tools and capability that make evidence available for evaluation and decision-making to support and influence conservation management across DOC and Aotearoa.
We seek an innovative, people-focused leader, coach, who can motivate teams to work to their full potential. Preferably, you'll possess experience leading geographically dispersed teams. Your familiarity with design and evaluation processes will be invaluable as will be your ability to disseminate scientific, evidenced based advice to a broad audience.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
As part of the Design and Evaluation leadership team, you'll apply a strategic, systems- lens to manage diverse workstreams, ensuring transparent and effective prioritisation. Expectations include forecasting demands on your team's time and fostering collaborations with various business groups. You'll also be a strong communicator, with the ability to translate complex scientific information to a broad audience.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- A relevant post-graduate qualification or substantial experience in ecology or related research.
- Demonstrated adeptness in inspiring and guiding passionate experts.
- Strong knowledge in biodiversity, ecology, or environmental science
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills- with the ability to convey complex scientific information into plain English.
- Proficiency in relationship-building and influencing stakeholders.
- A strategic thinker, with the ability to connect the dots across the system to support outcomes.
- Financial management acumen.
- Understanding of the organisation's mission and its contribution to New Zealand's future.
- Proficiency in statistical and evaluation methods.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- career development, secondment and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $110,400 - $156,950 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 8 October 2023.
Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Annie Colebrook at email@example.com
Taupānga | Job reference: 1000/42000
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Attachment:||Role Description - Design and Evaluation Manager.pdf (PDF, 982KB)
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