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Programme Coordinator

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington City
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Job Description

  • Do you have excellent relationship management skills? 
  • Proven performance orientation and focused on results? 
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to work on Programmes which can make a difference?

Te Uru Rākau is a new branch and branded business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and is leading the Government's renewed focus on forestry. Comprising teams with diverse responsibilities spanning operational delivery through to strategic policy development we provide the focus and direction needed to strengthen and grow the forestry sector in New Zealand.

About the Role

We are looking for a programme coordinator or experienced project coordinator with a can do attitude to support the delivery of a number of strategic, policy and operational programmes, including the One Billion Trees Programme.

This role will also provide administrative support. Using their excellent relationship building skills to deal effectively with a range of administrative and operational matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keeping the basics solid – so plenty of scheduling, planning, reporting, managing risks and issues and support with month end financials
  • Leading on components of programme workstreams as agreed with managers.
  • Developing collateral for internal audiences and possibly other key stakeholders. 
  • Foster relationships between internal stakeholders, subject matter experts/project leads and where required external stakeholders.

About you

You're a motivated self-starter with a good breadth of experience working in either a multiple project or programme environment. You will be a confident presenter and comfortable working with groups, as well as being able to facilitate and maintain strong productive relationships. You've had experience working in change environments and have the ability to adapt.

You will also be able to evidence your ability to work with people to find solutions to complex issues and to deliver the best outcome.

If you thrive on being busy, multi tasking and making things happen in a super slick fashion we definitely want to hear from you!

How to apply?

To view the position descriptions and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” 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.

If you have any questions about the role, contact Haidee Wynands on email

Applications for this role close Sunday 25 November 2018.


The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone's differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice. 

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