Project Coordinator

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    3 months ago
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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1503841
  • Job Title: Project Coordinator
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Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) 

  • Fixed Term Full Time – 15 months
  • Make a positive contribution to New Zealand’s sustainable future while honing your programme management skills in a new area.
  • Do you have experience in both Agile and Waterfall projects? 

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Coordinator to provide project, logistical, and general coordination support for two in-flight projects. You’ll prepare governance reports, project status reports, presentations, agendas and minutes, and maintain logs and registers to ensure the effective delivery of our farm monitoring and environmental benchmarking programme and Wood Availability Forecasting (WAF) project.

The first programme supports New Zealand’s productive and sustainable land use by providing environmental data across a range of primary sectors. It is part of the Government’s broader Productive and Sustainable Land Use initiative.

You’ll also work as a project coordinator for our WAF project where we are working with industry and our contract partner to deliver a picture of how much wood supply our mills and other processors could expect in future years.

You’ll use your skills in both agile and waterfall methodologies to support project delivery and implement processes relating to project schedules and risks. You’ll be liaising with key internal and external stakeholders including procurement specialists and industry experts.

To be successful in this role you’ll need the following proven attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and organisational skills
  • Ability to plan, set priorities and meet deadlines, and to see and understand the big picture, while still demonstrating careful attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work across multiple external suppliers delivering products for MPI
  • Ability to coordinate projects using the full range of project management techniques, and
  • Strong contract management skills
  • Experience in both Agile and Waterfall projects

This is a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to New Zealand’s sustainable future while honing your programme management skills in a new area. 

Mō tō mātou rōpūAbout our team

Our work programme covers economic data and information across all primary sectors, from land-use through to export. More recently we have received funding to develop a range of environmental performance benchmarks across our primary sectors, which links closely with our existing collation of physical and financial information. 

We aim to empower farmers to become more resilient and improve the sustainability of their land management practices in the face of current and future challenges and opportunities such as: Mycoplasma bovis and other biosecurity risks; environmental performance; emerging consumer trends; and climate change.

If you’re passionate about our primary industries and want to make sure our farmers and growers have access to the best information possible so they can sustainably grow their businesses this might be the opportunity you’ve been searching for!

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. Please note this is an opportunity to move into trade policy at your current level. 

Applications close: 9th February  2021

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.