Project Lead, K&#257k&#257po Expansion, (Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Operational Planning
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/400/85002
  • Job Title: Project Lead, K&#257k&#257po Expansion, (Fixed Term)
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  • Summary:
  • Very special opportunity to lead the expansion project for the recovery program of our treasured Kākāpo
  • With an increasing number of birds and monitoring sites, we need your help to create a sustainable solution to deliver ongoing success
  • Join us as we plan the next chapter of Kākāpō Recovery, get involved in this highly challenging yet extremely rewarding portfolio of work


He angitūtanga: About the Role

The Kākāpō Expansion Project has three objectives: To develop strategy and tools for the long term sustainability of the programme, To establish Kākāpō (and required infrastructure) at new sites and to guard the population against disease threats.  As the Kākāpō Expansion Project Lead, you will be responsible for leading the coordination of the project team including supervision of additional roles.  You will be a trusted source of information to provide regular updates to our partners, donors, stakeholders and the general public. You will refer to the department’s project management framework to create regular project plans and reporting. Please note, this is a full-time fixed term position with an expected completion of June 2024.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • A passion for kākāpō conservation
  • Relevant qualification and/or equivalent experience in managing conservation projects
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills, including experience in achieving successful outcomes across a geographically dispersed team
  • Good data management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in written and spoken communication to differing audiences
  • Demonstrated skill in communicating technical information clearly
  • Willingness to travel regionally and nationally, as and when required


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent training opportunities. If successful, part of your welcoming into the organisation will include invitation to attend our exciting nationwide induction and ongoing training programs to learn more about the department and make valuable connections with new colleagues throughout the country. 


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 15 February 2021.

For any enquiry, please contact Deidre Vercoe at

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