Programme Coordinator

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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1452023A
  • Job Title: Programme Coordinator
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Programme Coordinator – Climate Change Information System Replacement Programme

3 Year Fixed term


  • Programme support for the replacement of the Climate Change Information System
  • High profile Programme with implications for NZ’s international commitments  

About the Role │Kōrero mō te tūranga

New legislation needs to be introduced and our Climate Change Information System is undergoing an exciting upgrade and to help deliver this significant Programme we need an experienced Programme Coordinator to join our Programme team. 

You will provide Programme support and be the ‘go-to’ person for the delivery of the Climate Change Programme. 

The core responsibilities for the role will include:

  • 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 work streams as agreed with the Programme Director.
  • Administering the distribution of developed communications collateral for internal and external audiences including Ministers, Our Treaty Partner and other key stakeholders.

 About You │Mōu

This is an exciting and vital Programme that has major implications for New Zealand’s commitment to our international Emissions Agreement and response to Climate Change. We need a motivated superstar to help us deliver this Programme. 

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Exposure to large scale IT projects and programmes.  Experience of working on multi-million dollar initiative is key.  Total team size for the programme will exceed 50 staff across 3 projects on the programme. 
  • Intermediate to Expert skills in Microsoft project, visio and excel needed. Minimum 4 years current experience in programme/project co-ordination (not administration).
  • Strong exposure and experience with programme/project reporting, risk and issue management, dependency management.
  • It’s essential that you can demonstrate that you have recently had more than 4 years continuous experience as a programme / project co-ordinator on large scale initiatives.
  • Confident presenter, facilitator and comfortable working with groups of all sizes.
  • It is essential that you have a Prince2 or PMP certification.

Along with the above you will be a motivated self-starter with the ability to facilitate and maintain strong productive relationships with stakeholders.  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 across multiple work streams. 

About Te Uru Rākau

Te Uru Rākau is a 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.

Benefits of working at MPI: Refurbished offices close to Railway Station 

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Flexible working 

See the benefits of working at MPI

If you thrive on being busy, multi-tasking and getting positive stuff done in a super slick fashion we want to hear from you!

How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

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.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Jane Ransfield, Senior Recruitment Advisor,

Applications close 30  March 2020

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand. 

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.