Grants Adviser - Forest Development, Grants & Partnerships at Ministry for Primary Industries, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Contract: Fixed term ending September 2023
Salary: $68,000 - $91,000 depending on skills and experience
Bring your analytical and stakeholder connection skills and support the management of Te Uru Rākau-New Zealand Forest Services' forest grant investments.
- Manage contracts to achieve the planting of one billion trees by 2028
- Join us at the forefront of the Government's renewed focus on forestry
- Flexible work opportunities considered whenever possible
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
As our new Advisor you will be supporting the management of a number of Government grant schemes and funding programmes, including the One Billion Trees (1BT) Grant Fund, Hill Country Erosion (HCE) Fund, Afforestation Grants Scheme (AGS), and the Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP).
In this busy role you will work to deliver on the aspirations of the individual funds by working in partnership with Grantees to manage budgets, timelines and risk within their projects.
Some key responsibilities of the role are:
- Overall management of risk within each contract/project
- Maintaining positive relationships with funding recipients and key stakeholders
- Ensuring projects are met on time and within the contracted budget
- Overcoming project challenges by leveraging your sound decision making skills
The option to work some 'flexible hours' from home maybe considered for this role for the right candidate. While this role is based in Gisborne candiates from Hawkes Bay maybe coinsidered if they are happy to travel.
Mōu - About You
Ideally you will bring a mix of analytical and problem-solving skills and your ability to assimilate, interpret and communicate information to key internal and external stakeholders.
You will also ideally have had experience in fund management and/or contract management. Strong interpersonal and communications skills are needed, with the ability to deliver technical information in a simple and helpful way. Experience in project management is also beneficial.
There is lots of variety in this role and you will work with people across New Zealand so there will be some travel required.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI │Te Uru Rākau-New Zealand Forest Service
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.
Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service, a branch within MPI, is the Government's principal forestry advisor, and plays a leadership role in the forestry sector. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental, and economic outcomes for New Zealand.
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here
Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Flexible working (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
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.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tamzyn Luafalealo, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on 04- 894 0718 or Tamzyn.Luafalealo@mpi.govt.nz , quoting job no: MPI22/1607228
The closing date is 22 May 2022.
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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Fixed Term FT|
|Attachment:||JD_Adviser_Forest_Grants.pdf (PDF, 180KB)
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