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Senior/Aquaculture Analyst

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

Now is an exciting time to join the Aquaculture team at Fisheries New Zealand.  We are looking for an aquaculture analyst or senior aquaculture analyst – which could be either part or full-time, from 28 hours per week to join our driven and experienced team. Ideally you will be based in Nelson but we are open to other locations for the right person.

New Zealand's sustainable aquaculture industry can be a bigger part our economy, growing in a way that prioritises positive environmental outcomes, working with people, and reducing waste and emissions. 

Globally, the potential for aquaculture to meet growing demand for sustainable seafood is being called a “blue revolution.” For New Zealand, ensuring growth is sustainable and recognises other values are bottom lines.

About the role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

In this role you will help implement the Government's Aquaculture Strategy to help guide sustainable growth of New Zealand's Aquaculture industry. Your work will centre on delivering these outcomes:

  • Sustainable: A primary industry leading in environmentally sustainable practises across the value chain.
  • Productive: Aquaculture growth supports regional prosperity.
  • Resilient: Aquaculture is protected from biological harm and supported in adapting to climate change.
  • Inclusive: Partnering with Māori and communities on opportunities to realise meaningful jobs, wellbeing and prosperity.

You will be engaged across a number of projects to test, apply and build your relationship and analysis skills. 

To find out more about our strategy and work, visit

 Skills and Experience - Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

We are interested in applicants with a tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant discipline such as resource management, planning, science, law, business administration or economics. 

We are also interested in applicants with a background in the RMA and/or project management 

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant discipline such as resource management, planning, science, law, business administration or economics
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and engage effectively
  • Strong analytical skills and the capacity to quickly identify and clearly define an issue
  • Proven ability to manage a number of projects or pieces of work at the same time 

About MPI - Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way, then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

We offer flexible hours and working arrangements based on your needs and commitments. 

See the benefits of working at MPI 

How to Apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” 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. 

Please reference in your cover letter if you are interested in a full time or part time position and which location is your preference.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact 

Applications close 28 September 2020

 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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