Programme Coordinator – PSLU

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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 25-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1415146
  • Job Title: Programme Coordinator – PSLU
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Programme Coordinator | Productive and Sustainable Land Use


About MPI

MPI provides policy and regulatory advice, market access and trade services, and manages major regulatory systems of biosecurity, food safety, forestry, fisheries management, and animal welfare. MPI also has strong relationships with other government agencies, primarily within the economic, border, and natural resources sectors. With the New Zealand economy set to grow, MPI’s important role in leading, regulating, and enabling the primary sectors will only increase.


Regional Economic Development Directorate (RED)

As part of the Agriculture and Investment Services Business Unit, the Regional Economic Development Directorate works to improve the economic, environmental, and social bottom line for farmers, growers and their families.

We’re also working with regions to help them make the most of their competitive advantages – through growth opportunities in the primary sector. This means helping them to attract new investment, create jobs and skills and lift local incomes through agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, fisheries, horticulture and food and fibre processing.


About the Role        

The Programme Coordinator is a key member of the programme team that has been established to support MPI’s Productive and Sustainable Land Use (PSLU) initiative.  The Productive and Sustainable Land Use (PSLU) initiative will support the shift in on-farm behavioural changes that will lead to greater sustainability in our land-use practices.


The PSLU programme will support on-the-ground initiatives through an integrated programme approach to coordinate engagement and communications, and delivery.


This role will provide coordination, secretariat, and project administration and tracking, including information management, meetings and event management, and project reporting documentation for the PSLU programme.


Within this role, your responsibilities would include:

  • Providing secretariat for weekly meetings, minute taking and information management.
  • Development of reporting.
  • Assist and support the PSLU Programme Manager and Communications and Engagement Lead in scoping programme deliverables, logistics, programme planning, budget, stakeholder engagement, and event management.
  • Manage and maintain programme databases, tools and standards.


Skills and Experience


This is a really exciting role for some who is extremely organised, enthusiastic and energetic.  Along with this we are also looking for:

  • Strong written ability.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to produce written reports and presentation material.
  • Experience and willingness to work as Secretariat.
  • Experience in managing complex relationships to deliver outcomes.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • High degree of initiative and perseverance to follow through a project or issue to successful completion or resolution.


MPI is a place where there are diverse opportunities and where there is the ability to create a career in an organisation that supports growth and development. We encourage a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is championed and we’re an employer of choice because of it.

We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

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

Benefits include:

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
  • Comprehension one-week MPI Induction Programme


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How to Apply


To view the position description 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 – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

If you have any questions about the role, please email

Applications for this role close on 10 November 2019


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.