Programme Manager Animal Exports

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 months ago
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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1509015
  • Job Title: Programme Manager Animal Exports
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Programme Manager – Animal Exports  |  12 month fixed term position

  • Fixed term Programme Manager position for 12 months
  • Essential Programme of work for New Zealand export trade
  • Working within a dynamic team to create significant change

Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)

Mō te tūranga
About the role

The Animal Health and Exports Group is looking for an experienced and capable Programme Manager to prioritise and manage the delivery of the Livestock Exports By Sea Improvement Programme, working across the Animal Exports Team and the Animal Welfare group, as well as engage with other business units within MPI.

Live animal exports is a dynamic area undergoing significant change which will generate a substantial work programme following two significant reviews which the Programme Manager will scope, develop and operationalise.

The Programme Manager will  work closely with the Group Manager and the Animal Health & Welfare Leadership Team to develop and coordinate an ongoing work programme.

Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako
 - Skills and Experience

We are looking for an experienced and capable Programme Manager to help prioritise and manage the delivery of this work between the Animal Exports Team, the Animal Welfare group, other parts of MPI, and exporters within New Zealand and Australia.  You’ll need excellent project skills, be very comfortable working in a fluid high pressure environment, able to operationalise and implement solutions quickly, work across teams and engage with others to achieve results, and fully utilise your Animal Welfare experience and knowledge. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū– About our Team

The Animal Health and Welfare Directorate plays a significant and vital role in both animal health and welfare systems domestically and internationally. Situated in a growing farmer-facing Agriculture and Investment Services Business Unit within MPI, it is undergoing a period of significant growth. 

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

To see the benefits of working at MPI, 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.

For internal candidates looking for a secondment opportunity, please ensure you have your managers approval prior to submitting your application. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono
 - How to apply

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

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.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Senior Recruitment Adviser at

This role is in salary band C with an indicative salary range of $109,626 – $128,972 depending on skill set and experience.

Closing date for applications – Sunday 21 February 2021


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.