Contract Administrator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 months ago
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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1494512
  • Job Title: Contract Administrator
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Are you interested in supporting a science programme that will deliver critical science to underpin the eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand?
  • Do you have excellent contract administration, planning and coordination skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel?
  • Are you interested in expanding your administrative skillset to include contract management?
  • Are you proactive, a great team player, and a good communicator, adept at maintaining effective relationships?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Contract Administrator – Mycoplasma bovis Science Programme

  • Full time
  • Fixed term (7 months – through to end September 2021)

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Contracts Administrator is responsible for providing the day-to-day administrative processes necessary to support effective and efficient procurement and management of contracts for the M. bovis Science Programme, including contract documentation and systems. The role supports the M. bovis Science Programme Manager.

You will be responsible for updating and maintaining a contract information for the M. bovis Science Programme, and have scope for improving processes where possible. You will occasionally be required to assist in monitoring contracts and deliverables, and to ensure that terms and conditions are being met. As an effective and responsive communicator, you will ensure the all queries and requests for information are managed in a timely manner.

You will also have the opportunity to gain some experience in contract management. This role will help build valuable skills in contract management and stakeholder engagement, and will benefit someone looking to make a career shift into contract management.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

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.

To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here

If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this could be it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so take this step in your career with us and we will help you develop. 

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “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 – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options. 

For internal candidates please make sure your current manager is aware of your application. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level. 

Applications close: 16th February 2021

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Adviser on 04 831 4908 or

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.