Kait&#257tari M&#257t&#257mua | Principal Analyst – Sustainable Land Use

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MFE/1509722/W
  • Job Title: Kait&#257tari M&#257t&#257mua | Principal Analyst – Sustainable Land Use
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  • Summary:
  • Opportunity to influence environmental outcomes
  • Newly created position
  • Supportive and dynamic environment

Our purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation – be part of this exciting journey. 

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role 

Our native freshwater species, habitats, and ecosystems are affected by the way we use our land, the species we have introduced, and the modifications we have made to natural waterways.  

We have introduced a strategy to tackle these issues (https://www.mfe.govt.nz/overview-our-freshwater-2020). 

To support this programme of work, we are looking for a strategic, innovative and experienced leader to work closely with our agency partners and regional councils to implement the Freshwater Strategy. 

You will be looked to for providing fresh, innovative thinking and the new ways of achieving positive outcomes. 

A key focus of the role will be providing technical and analytical leadership, as well as coaching and mentoring the team to build capability. 

The role is highly collaborative and you will need the confidence to develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Ministry, as well as those outside the organisation.  You will represent the Ministry’s viewpoint and be a key part in influencing decision-making. 

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will bring: 

  • experience in the freshwater space
  • demonstrated experience providing strategic and technical advice in a senior role
  • knowledge and understanding of agriculture, including resource management  is desirable
  • a track record  of successfully leading complex policy development and design
  • exceptional communication, influencing and relationship management skills across all levels
  • demonstrated coaching or mentoring experience, with an emphasis on building a positive and inclusive culture
  • the ability to work comfortably in an environment of ambiguity
  • the ability to apply Māori worldviews in a way that makes a meaningful difference to policy advice, partnerships, and relationships with others.

You will be passionate about viable ways of achieving environmental outcomes.    

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry’s purpose – He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.  

We offer: 

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.  

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  In your cover letter, please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role. 

If you require further information about this position, please contact Keita Kohere at Keita.Kohere@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary range: $148,206 pa to $186,317 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Thursday, 18 February 2021