Project Manager, Conservation Accord Implementation, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Hamilton

  • Fixed Term
  • Hamilton
  • 04/03/2019

Website Department of Conservation

This is a fixed term role for 3 years

Is this you?

Do you have a special interest in working with iwi and applying your project management skills to make a real difference?

This is a unique opportunity to lead the restoration of the Waikato river and its catchment in a progressive co-management model between Waikato-Tainui (W-T) and the Department of Conservation (DOC). We are seeking a skilled, experienced project manager who has a passion for the environment and an open mind to deliver outcomes in innovative ways.

The opportunity

We need a highly collaborative and strategic person to manage the delivery of the Conservation Accord Implementation Strategy (CAIS). Specifically, the role will coordinate the implementation of conservation-related projects in a co-management framework between DOC and W-T.  You will ensure projects are resourced, stay on track, deliver key output, milestones and reporting requirements. You will work collaboratively with others, ensuring principles of Maatauranga Maaori and kaitiakitanga are implemented within projects. Your strategic approach will ensure that projects are integrated and aligned, and resources are augmented through collaboration to deliver environmental, cultural and social outcomes.

About you

As an experienced project manager, you will hold a high level of skill in leading diverse project team members, have sound financial management skills and currency in project management software. You are a dynamic operator, being able to think strategically and deliver operationally. You will be active in Te Ao Maaori and importantly carry an ability to manage the people interface. You will have deep experience in working with tangata whenua, and excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills.

Want to know more?

If this role sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we would love to hear from you!

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online at the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and examples of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact Ray Scrimgeour, or 0272929032

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 4 March 2019

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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