Principal Adviser at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Role: Principal Adviser, Water Availability & Security
Role type: Adviser
Location: Wellington preferred
Salary band C: $109,626 - $148,318 depending on skills and experience
Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Come and join our newly established Water Availability and Security (WAS) team. The work that this team does is impactful and meaningful, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the people of Aotearoa.
This will involve working closely with other teams across MPI and connecting and developing enduring relationships with potential partners and key stakeholders. These will include other central and local government agencies, iwi/Māori, food and fibre industry groups, science organisations, environmental NGOs and community groups.
Mōu - About You
You will have a tertiary qualification and experience in hydrology, water management, engineering, or another water related discipline. You will have knowledge and experience related to climate change and/or sustainable land use issues facing the food and fibre sector, and rural communities. You will have experience in developing partnerships across a diversity of organisations, groups, and communities, and understand the importance of co-design. You will have extensive experience in programme management and delivery of multiple projects to meet time/quality/cost objectives.
Mō te peka - About the Business Unit
The WAS team sits within the Agriculture and Investment Services (AIS) Business Unit of MPI. AIS works to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries and rural communities, and cares for the health and wellbeing of animals.
We have staff who work regionally, and with farmers and growers. We help people access a range of information, expertise and funds that can build sustainability and value in their business. We also support community resilience, including response and recovery after significant adverse events.
Our teams have expertise in regional and community support and development, Māori agribusiness, disaster recovery, and animal health and welfare. We also fund innovation and research – through sector, business, and community partnerships across our food and fibre industries.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries works to safeguard New Zealanders' way of life well in the future. To ensure this, we have a vision where New Zealand is the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. Our organisational strategy sets the direction we need to take to achieve this vision and ensure the success of the food and primary industries for the benefit of all New Zealanders. For more information on our current strategy, see Our Strategy.
Our roadmap, Fit for a Better World – accelerating our economic potential (released July 2020) (FFBW) sets out actions to bring together opportunities the Government considers will accelerate the productivity, sustainability, and inclusiveness of the primary sector, to deliver more value for all New Zealanders. The Water Availability and Security work is a key enabler for many other FFBW actions.
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
If you're interested we are open to discussing flexible working options with you. This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, compressed hours or term-time work. Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.
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.
The closing date is 14th August 2022
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claire Hogan at Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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