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Fund Administrator

Fund Administrator

Fund Administrator

Ministry for Primary Industries

Closing Date : 17 Nov 2019

  • Provide administrative and coordination support for Te Uru Rākau's landowner grants
  • Hands on role in a supportive environment with professional development
  • Optimise efficient and effective delivery of Funding

Friendly and professional team. Administrative and coordination support to the One Billion Trees Programme. Fixed term opportunity until June 2021.

About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

We are looking for an administrative guru to provide administrative and coordination support to the Te Uru Rākau One Billion Trees Funding Team.

You will support the effective and efficient delivery of our funding programmes by tracking and reporting on applications; coordinating financials; monitoring the various inboxes; and managing responses and communications. You will also assist with the smooth management of our funding programmes, including the processing of milestone reports and payments and support for fund advisory panels.

Some of the things you will be doing include:

  • Fund administrative support.
  • Assist with the management of funding programmes.
  • Support to the team, including managing queries and technical issues.
  • Development and formatting of documentation.
  • Co-ordination of workshops and meetings.

You will complete all of this and more, all while being able to respond to the changing needs of the business. Some fund performance, reporting and other analytical work will also be required. 

This is a fixed term role until 30 June 2021.

About You│Mōu

Working in our busy environment providing support to our passionate and hardworking team so they can do their best every day, requires a ‘can do' attitude and a real team player. You will be agile, adaptable and a fast learner.  You will work in close collaboration with the wider Te Uru Rākau team, as well as working outside of the directorate and with external customers so you will need to be comfortable building and maintaining relationships.

To deliver in this role you will also offer: 

  • Previous experience in an administration or coordination role.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with customers.
  • Excellent MS Office Skills, with a focus on formatting in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Given the regional spread of the wider team, some travel will be required.

About MPI │Te Uru Rākau

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We work at the heart of Aotearoa and are strongly connected to the primary industries we work with and for. We're working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do click here


We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua 

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Flexible working

Salary range for this role is $50,476 to midpoint $59,383 depending on skills and experience.

See the benefits of working at MPI

To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below! 

How to Apply │Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact 

Applications close Sunday 17 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.


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