Project Lead, Extension Services | Lower North Island

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Project Managers/Project Support
  • Location: North Island
  • Date Advertised: 23-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1428377
  • Job Title: Project Lead, Extension Services | Lower North Island
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Project Lead – Extension Services | Lower North Island


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. The Agriculture and Investment Services Business unit works with those on the land today and in the future. Supporting communities of farmers and growers to achieve their aspirations, and to meet the expectations of customers, government, and the public. And investing in tomorrow’s world, as partners to increase primary industries’ value and sustainability.

About our team

The Extension Services team is responsible for delivery of practical advice, information and tools for farmers and growers to improve their operations on the ground.  One of the ways we will achieve this is by pulling together clusters of farmers and growers in different regions across the country, to share information, insights and advice with like-minded people who understand local issues.  This initiative sits in the wider Productive and Sustainable Land Use Programme. 


About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Project Lead North Island (extension services). MPI has clear targets to achieve through the Extension Services Programme, this role has responsibility for delivering extension services projects in our regions.  The role focuses on establishing extension service projects with key regional partners and plays an on-going governance role to ensure effective delivery for intended outcomes.   To be successful in this role you will need to have experience in the governance and management of projects ideally in the primary industries.  You will need to have excellent relationship management skills to ensure the project is well connected to communities and the primary sectors to achieve the outcomes regions need to thrive in the future.



The location for this role is Wellington, or another Lower North Island location may be considered.


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 “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, you may contact Michelle Pearson for a confidential


Applications close Sunday 10 November


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.