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Programme Lead, National Monitoring Information Systems, Biodiversity Group

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

The Department of conservation is an exciting and rewarding organisation to work for. Our vision, shared with others, is that New Zealand is ‘the greatest living space on earth'. We work together each day to increase the value of conservation, contributing to the economic, social and cultural success of Aotearoa.

Our Planning and Support Unit is tasked with enabling the Department to effectively measure the difference we make for conservation. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our unit to lead the development and maintenance of DOC's monitoring and reporting information management systems for the biodiversity group.


The Role

As the Programme Lead, National Monitoring Information Systems, you will be responsible for establishing the relevant processes required for DOC's monitoring and reporting programmes across the Biodiversity Group with a focus on the area of natural heritage initially. You will be expected to lead organisational improvement in data quality through the progressive development of standardised data management systems. In coordination with relevant managers, you will develop and  oversee implementation of a multi-year work programme. To enable successful technology developments, you will develop effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Please refer to the role description attached for a full list of responsibilities for this position.


About You

This appointment requires a highly skilled people leader with the ability to take a strategic view, particularly as this pertains to natural heritage information management. You will have a graduate qualification and a minimum of 8 years of experience in information management systems in the area of natural heritage. You will have proven experience in the improvement of data quality ideally for field-based monitoring programmes. Success in this position requires an exceptional communicator with the agility to build effective working relationships across different areas of the organisation. Your leadership style facilitates collaboration within and across teams to support development.  You will have significant successful project and/or programme management experience and an ability to document and communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner. We are looking for a systems thinker with in-depth knowledge of systems analysis and process design as well as business analysis experience


Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter and CV. If you have a current police check or security clearance, please attach this to your application.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020

For any queries, please contact Meredith Mckay,, or telephone (027) 2876820 quoting vacancy 500/40240.  

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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