Team Leader Recovery (Fixed Term)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: 25648
  • Job Title: Team Leader Recovery (Fixed Term)
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Team Leader, Recovery (Fixed Term)

  • Are you interested in building a culture of resilience in New Zealand so that everyone can participate in and contribute to the nation’s resilience to emergencies?
  • Want to be part of a talented, dynamic team working at the system level planning to support communities through some of the most significant emergencies that could impact on New Zealand?

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides national leadership to New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. NEMA’s primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, across all hazards and all risks and the 4 Rs of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery.

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced recovery practitioner in the emergency management field to fulfil the role of Team Leader, Recovery. This leadership position is a full-time, fixed-term role for a period of 12 months, with responsibilities for leading the development and maintenance of New Zealand’s recovery framework and arrangements.

Emergencies affect individuals, communities, regions and nations depending on the scale and seriousness. How well we recover from events will depend on how well we have prepared. This role will provide an opportunity to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and make an impact at the national level. This is your chance to be part of a team that is influential and passionate when it comes to building New Zealand’s disaster risk management and resilience.

As the Team Leader, Recovery you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a small, passionate, highly influential and connected team to develop arrangements, guidance and doctrine at the national and regional levels to build recovery management arrangements and practice to support communities during and following emergencies.
  • Acting as a thought leader to provide expert advice and opinion on recovery management issues and opportunities, peer review of policy advice and strategies and continually improve his/her expert knowledge of recovery management policy and practice;
  • Developing and maintaining, implementing and reviewing New Zealand’s strategic framework and plans for recovery;
  • Developing and promulgating best practice including codes of practice, standards, structures, frameworks, doctrine, and guidelines which enhance the ability of NEMA, and emergency management stakeholders to develop and deliver recovery activities;
  • Growing national, regional and local recovery capacity, capability, collaboration and leadership;
  • Facilitating multi-agency forums to progress recovery planning, policy and practice by actively engaging with relevant stakeholders, especially at strategic or sector-wide levels.

You will also have a very hands-on role during emergencies as a member of the NEMA Duty Team and fulfilling an operational role during activations of the NEMA National Coordination Centre and/or National Crisis Management Centre.

If you are interested in being part of a team that is passionate and committed to building New Zealand’s disaster risk management and resilience, this is the role for you!

NEMA recognises the continuing partnership Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to doing our part to deliver on the Crown’s commitments to Māori under Te Tiriti. We strive to actively build te Ao Māori perspectives and capability into our day to day work, values and practices.

NEMA values diversity and inclusion. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our communities. We value and respect the contributions of our people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We support flexible ways of working that bring out the best in you.

Due to the security requirements of this role, applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

To view the job description please see below. For further information, please contact Jenna Rogers, Manager Analysis and Planning via

Applications close 11.55pm, 17 February 2021.