Project Coordination – Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 11-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1454787
  • Job Title: Project Coordination – Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement
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  • Influence change for our environment
  • Project coordination
  • Development opportunities

Are you are passionate about resource efficiency, waste minimisation and management and progressing Aotearoa New Zealand to ōhanga āmiomio – a circular economy?

Do you have strong project coordination skills and administration experience? If so, then this role is for you.

About The Role

Tackling waste is a growing challenge in Aotearoa New Zealand, with major implications for our environment, economy and how we live our lives. We can solve our waste problem by becoming more efficient with the resources we use.

Working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, you will take a lead role in coordinating the programme of work for the compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) team of the Waste and Resource Efficiency Directorate. You will be a pro-active member of the CME team – ensuring that relationships with them and other internal stakeholders are conducive to an efficient environment for keeping key planning, monitoring and reporting tools up-to-date.

You will provide administrative support to the CME team and the projects we deliver. You may also be responsible for a project work stream for the successful delivery of our compliance assurance programmes under the Waste Minimisation Act.

About the Waste Minimisation Act and our compliance assurance programme – see more details in the links below

Our Ideal Candidate Will Offer

Skills and Experience

  • Have a solid understanding of project management methodology and terminology
  • Experience relevant to project coordination across large projects or programmes of work
  • Experience in scheduling and helping to plan activities; familiarity with tools such as MS Project and MS Teams would be useful      
  • A high degree of motivation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • A high level of computer literacy and experience of using MS Word,PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and document management systems
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to cope with pressure and meet multiple deadlines
  • The ability to work autonomously

The following will be highly regarded:

  • Experience servicing programme boards and governance groups
  • Understanding of the machinery of government
  • Experience working on projects or programmes spanning multi-agencies
  • Understanding of government financial and procurement processes
  • Project management qualifications and experience
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance management, policies, strategies, systems and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues related to waste and resource efficiency.

Most importantly you will be passionate about looking for different ways of achieving environmental outcomes.


As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you:

  • 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
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and Te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • an active social club and employee networks
  • opportunities for development and education

How To Apply

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.

If you require further information about the role please contact Scott Priestley by email at or by telephone at +64 22 083 3594.

Applications close: 19 March 2020

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.