Kaiwhakahaere Haumi Pūtea | Investment Manager (Analyst) - Waste Investments at Ministry for the Environment, Flexible
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Do you have knowledge & expertise in Te Ao Māori and/or established relationships with tangata whenua & Māori businesses?
- Are you eager to support NZ's shift to a circular economy & more sustainable use of resources?
- Be part of our exciting journey as we aspire to build he taiao tonui mo nga reanga katoa (a flourishing environment for every generation)
We have an exciting opportunity to support our Waste Investments rōpū by lifting our engagement and collaboration with tangata whenua as we identify investment opportunities for Aotearoa and te taiao.
Utilise your relationship management and contract management skills to identify, inform, guide, and facilitate projects that contribute towards the purpose of our rōpū: Investing in Aotearoa to create a circular economy, by empowering people to reinvent our use of resources.
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.
Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role
As part of a broader plan to reduce waste at its source, minimise its disposal, and decrease greenhouse emissions from waste, the Government is expanding the national levy on waste to landfill, developing a new national waste strategy and legislation, and increasing its investment in waste minimisation.
Revenue raised through the waste levy, and other non-levy sources will be reinvested in reducing waste and its associated emissions. This work is enabled through the Waste Minimisation Fund and the Plastics Innovation Fund.
This role will sit in the Waste Investments Directorate. We work with iwi, industry, local government, and the community sector to identify, assess and support projects that seek to end our take, make, use and dispose culture and help move New Zealand to a circular, low-waste and low-emissions economy.
We are committed to accurately reflecting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work. We are actively building capacity and capability to support us to deliver our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy. With that in mind we are looking for a ‘Investment Manager.'
In this role you will manage a portfolio of grant funded projects with an ability to work with our business and community stakeholders to facilitate the successful delivery of their projects and work programmes. If you have a strong background in engaging with Māori entities, including supporting or facilitating Māori business activities, we'd love to hear from you. Ideally, you will also have some programme, grant and/or contract management experience, and some exposure to the waste, resource recovery or sustainability sector.
Applying a tikanga approach, a core focus of the role is the development, assessment, and management of effective waste minimisation projects and managing key internal and external relationships. Helping our rōpū to advance Māori priorities for te taiao in line with our commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner and shifting NZ towards a circular economy. This may include:
- Engaging and communicating with Waste Funding applicants, enabling them to develop and deliver impactful funding applications
- Supporting our funding round process, by helping us integrate Te Ao Māori principles as we seek ways to improve processes for potential and existing recipients
- Enhancing our data and reporting activities both for our projects and internal processes
- Supporting our rōpū to build capability in mātauranga Māori and our understanding of Te Ao Maōri.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
We understand that our ideal candidate may not tick every box, but they will be a great team player and fast learner who brings value to the work we do. They will have a mix of skills which include:
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori. Intermediate to fluent level of Te Reo will be a plus.
- Confidence, credibility and experience engaging and communicating with a range of organisations particularly Iwi, Hapū and other Māori-led organisations and local government.
- Commercial and non-commercial contract negotiation and management skills.
- Ability and technical knowledge to critically assess and help applicants develop successful grant applications.
- Demonstrated experience managing grant funding and procurement processes for projects.
- Knowledge or understanding of the waste sector and a circular economy.
- Knowledge or experience of legislative requirements and compliance.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), at all levels including providing advice.
- Ability to set priorities and to achieve deadlines and project and programme outputs.
- Desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results.
- Positive attitude within a team environment and a solution focused approach to problem solving.
Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary range
Salary range for this role is $73,280 to $89,565 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki MfE | Benefits of working at MfE
- a flexible by default approach to create a healthy work-life blend
- agile ways of working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
- generous leave entitlements
- active employee networks including Māori Rōpū, Asian Network, Neurodivergent and Disability Networks, Women's Network, Tagata Moana (Pacific Peoples' Network), and Rainbow Network
- opportunities for development and education.
Mō mātou | About us
The Ministry's purpose is He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.
A key priority for the Ministry is building Te Ao Māori capability. This means we work with our Treaty partners 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. We accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by delivering on Te Ao Hurihuri, our Māori capability strategy.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
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 would like to understand more about this Investment Manager role, or our rōpū, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs and click through to view the advertisement and position description.
The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home. As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities and actively strive to be a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick certified organisation and are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
We want to ensure any accessibility needs you may have are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there are any adjustments or support we can offer to make the recruitment process more accessible to you. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: end of Sunday 29 January 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for the Environment|
|Position type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachment:||Analyst (Waste) - PD July 2022 .pdf (PDF, 532KB)
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