Programme Manager

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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 30-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1445029
  • Job Title: Programme Manager
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Work in a high profile area and make a significant impact for New Zealand.
  • Join MPI’s Land, Water and Climate Directorate and help tackle some of the most urgent, important & challenging issues facing New Zealand.
  • 24 month Fixed Term Full Time opportunity

Kōrero mō te tūrangaAbout the role

We are looking for a high performing Programme Manager to help us ensure the effective delivery of the policy aspects of the ambitious programmes relating to climate change and sustainable land use that the Government has committed to.  Reporting to the director, Land, Water and Climate policy, you will be leading the effort of project managers and supporting the policy managers working across the directorate and beyond. The role also liaises with and supports communications between key internal and external stakeholders.

As an experienced Programme Manager, you will bring:

  • Strong Project/Programme planning and management skills
  • Good understanding of environmental policy and primary industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in information and data management and information recall
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and meet deadlines, and to see and understand the big picture while still demonstrating careful attention to detail
  • Facilitation and liaison skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

If you want a career where you are working on global issues that will affect all countries, then this is your opportunity to help New Zealand’s economy which relies on our environment and the primary production it supports.

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Our work programme covers the primary sector perspective on New Zealand’s overall policy choices to mitigate climate change emissions, forestry as a key sector to offset emissions, sustainable land use support tools and advice on how to support the primary sector to adapt to a changing climate. All our advice is informed by policy research, economic analysis, and system design with a strong focus on implementation.  

We work across government and in partnership with iwi, regions, sectors and communities to empower the primary sector and rural communities to reduce risks and realise opportunities associated with a changing climate (both biophysical and regulatory) and improve kaitiakitanga. 

We are a dedicated and focused team, and we work collaboratively with each other in a collegial and supportive atmosphere.

Mō te Manatū Ahu MatuaAbout 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 tonoHow 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. 

Applications close: 13th February 2020

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.