Principal Advisor, Aquaculture at Ministry for Primary Industries, Nelson
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Job Title: Principal Advisor, Aquaculture
Role type: Permanent Fulltime
Location: Nelson or Wellington
Salary range: $113,626 to $152,318 depending on skills and experience
Kōrero mō te Tūranga - About the Role
The Principal Advisor Aquaculture will lead, deliver and support the implementation of the critical foundations that underpin delivery of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004. This is Aotearoa/New Zealand's only prospective settlement and provides a unique opportunity to work on setting and evolving aquaculture settlement inputs to support Māori to become a key part of our future sustainable aquaculture growth.
This is a fantastic opportunity to step into a role where you will be providing high quality advice, leadership and delivery of the Government's 2019 Aquaculture Strategy, and in particular supporting iwi aspirations through delivery of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act.
This role will lead the critical inputs that enable settlement delivery. You will have responsibility for:
- critical analysis of options to improve delivery of the prospective aquaculture settlement in the context of a fast evolving sector
- updating forecasting and valuation models for aquaculture growth
- maintaining and updating the Crown's settlement approach through the New Space Plan
- Supporting regional aquaculture settlement negotiations and providing oversight to ensure the Crown is meeting its obligations.
A key part of this position is the development of strong, professional relationships with key internal stakeholders, treaty partners, industry and Te Ohu Kaimoana (as the settlement trustee) to support achievement of our objectives.
Mōu - About You
You may be an experienced senior advisor, existing principal advisor, or thought leader in your field looking for your next challenge. Critical for this role will be experience in translating, embedding and maintaining legislative requirements through operational deliverables. You'll be a strategic thinker with a strong analytical focus who can understand and maintain existing approaches to forecasting and valuation modelling. You can effectively plan and execute work to deadlines and manage competing priorities across a diverse work programme.
This position involves extensive relationship building with internal and external partners, so you'll need a natural ability to build and nurture key relationships. You'll have strong written and verbal communication skills and are able to effectively communicate to a broad range of partners in plain language.
You do not need to meet all the role requirements to apply. We offer a breadth of development and learning opportunities and will welcome an application if you think you bring transferable skills from your previous experience. While this role is ideally full-time, we will consider flexible arrangements for the right candidate.
Mō tō mātou Rōpū - About the Team
This position sits within the Aquaculture Directorate, part of the Fisheries New Zealand business unit within MPI. We are a diverse, fun and engaging group with a range of backgrounds including iwi development, industry, science, planning and government. We're passionate about growing prosperity in the aquaculture sector and regional communities, while ensuring we maintain our inclusive, sustainable, productive and resilient pillars of growth. We also work in a treaty-centric space, and our relationships with iwi/Māori and delivering the Crown responsibilities under the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 is a foundational part of our work.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
We're passionate about growing prosperity in the sector while ensuring respect for Kaitiaki – guardianship of our natural resources.
Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua - Benefits of working at MPI
- Additional MPI leave days
- Annual Wellness payment
- Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whānau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua Ministry for Primary Industries a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, 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.
Applications close at midnight on Monday 5th June 2023
If you have any questions about the role, please email email@example.com
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Primary Industries|
|Position type:||Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Principal_Advisor_Aquaculture _May 2023.pdf (PDF, 244KB)
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