Senior Analyst -Waste Minimisation Fund

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 26-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/MFE/145091
  • Job Title: Senior Analyst -Waste Minimisation Fund
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  • Summary:
  • Drive and implement a new approach to funding
  • Mentoring opportunity
  • Flexible working approach

Join our amazing team and work on exciting and interesting projects that make a difference!


About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Analyst with excellent grant and/or contract management skills, with a proven ability to work with our community and business sector projects and help them deliver their important work on the ground. 

A key focus of the role will be coaching and mentoring staff, sharing your expert knowledge to build capability within the team.


Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will offer:

  • demonstrated experience managing grant funding or procurement processes
  • knowledge or understanding of the waste sector and/or infrastructure investment
  • a degree in either engineering, environmental science or a related field
  • ability to set priorities and to achieve deadlines and project and programme outputs
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), at all levels
  • previous experience in a coaching and mentoring role would be desirable
  • knowledge or understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and te ao Maori.


About the Waste Minimisation Fund 

Te Pūtea Whakamauru Para (the Waste Minimisation Fund) funds projects that promote or achieve waste minimisation.  We work with the community and business sector to support projects that are working to end our take, make, use and dispose culture and help move New Zealand to a circular economy. 

The circular economy is a global concept that represents a big change in thinking.  The idea is that products are designed from the start to last a long time and be easily repaired, or to be ‘unmade’ after use and the materials either made into something new or returned to nature – all without creating pollution or greenhouse gas emissions.


About Us 

The Ministry’s purpose – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata – is to make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world.

Our people tell us the ‘top five’ things they love about MfE are:

  • how friendly and supportive the people are
  • the shared passion for the environment
  • the variety of challenging, meaningful work
  • working with smart talented colleagues they can learn from, and
  • our flexible approach to work. 

We support flexible approaches to work to ensure that we have the best person for the role.  This is a great time to be part of an agency delivering on its commitment to flexible working as well as diversity and inclusion.


How to Apply

Apply online by completing the questionnaire and submit your CV and cover letter outlining how your experience relates to this role. 

Salary range for this role is $92,412 – $119,592  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience. 

Ideally, we are looking to appoint on a permanent basis.  However, we are open to a secondment opportunity.  If you are considering a secondment, please check with your Manager before applying to seek approval to be released. 

Applications close: 2 March 2020

If you require further information about the role please contact Stuart McKay by email at or by telephone at 022 014 2832.