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Fisheries Analyst or Senior Fisheries Analyst.

Fisheries Analyst or Senior Fisheries Analyst.

Fisheries Analyst or Senior Fisheries Analyst.

Ministry of Primary Industries

Closing Date : 17 Feb 2020

Kei te tino whai whakaaro ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki ā rātau mahinga ika me te taiao moana.
Ko tā Te Tini a Tangaroa, he whakahaere i ngā rawa ika kia tino whai hua ai mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa.
Mā te mahi me mātau ka hoki koe ki te kāinga i runga i te mōhio i whai kiko ō mahi mō te whakahaere o ngā mahi whakahaere i ngā rawa ika o Aotearoa me te taiao moana whānui kia toitū ai.

New Zealanders care deeply about their fisheries and marine environment. 
Fisheries New Zealand works to ensure that fisheries resources are managed in a way that provides the greatest overall benefit to New Zealanders. 
Working with us means that every day you’ll go home knowing you’ve made a positive contribution to the sustainable management of New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources and their wider marine environment.

We are looking for the right person to join the Northern Inshore Fisheries Management Team as a Fisheries Analyst or Senior Fisheries Analyst.

About the role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

As a Fisheries Analyst/Senior Fisheries Analyst, you will be working with a diverse range of stakeholders and technical experts to monitor and advance regional and national fisheries management initiatives. These may include reviewing catch limits for key species within the quota management system, developing and implementing improvements to fishing rules and progressing strategies to manage the environmental impacts of fishing.

You will be working within a small and agile team of passionate individuals who are primarily responsible for managing fisheries in the northern region (Fisheries Management Areas 1 and 9). However, from time to time you will also contribute to the national work programme, providing a rich range of professional experience. You will get opportunities to lead projects and pieces of work as well as working alongside your team, all with the aim of ensuring sustainable fisheries resources for future generations.

Skills and Experience - Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako 

We are interested in applicants with a qualification in marine science, resource management, law, economics, or a related discipline and, preferably experience in working with tangata whenua and stakeholders, and developing policy advice (at least four years for Senior Fisheries Analyst).

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Knowledge of fisheries management and regulatory frameworks
  • Experience as an analyst or advisor
  • Strong analytical skills and the capacity to quickly identify and clearly define an issue
  • Understanding of Government processes including Parliamentary processes
  • Previous experience establishing and effectively maintaining collaborative relationships with tangata whenua, stakeholders and Government agencies.

About the Branch - Mō te peka

Fisheries New Zealand, is an innovative new business unit established within the Ministry for Primary Industries to enhance the focus on managing New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources and their place in the wider marine environment.

To find out more about Fisheries New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries and what we do please click here.

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 follow the link to apply for this role!

The successful applicant must be able to obtain a confidential security clearance. Please visit for more information.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Melissa Heaney for a confidential discussion on 

Applications close 17 February 2020

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