Project Coordinator, Pacific Island Invasive Species Programme, (Fixed Term)

Department of Conservation

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

We are looking for a talented individual to join our team to co-ordinate the provision of the Departments technical advice and expertise to support the Pacific Regional Invasive Species Management Support Service (PRISMSS) multi-agency operation based in Apia, Samoa. 

He angitūtanga: About the Role

DOC has entered into an agreement with MFAT to support invasive species management for climate change adaptation in the Pacific under the New Zealand Aid Programme. This work will be delivered through PRISMSS, a partnership between six agencies where members coordinate their work related to Invasive Species and Biosecurity in the Pacific to avoid duplication and maximise cooperation and effectiveness.

This is a three-year fixed term position to cover the lifetime of the programme. During this time, the successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and leading the departments day to day inputs into the PRISMSS's programme development and management
  • Analysing the PRISMSS annual workplan and identifying technical expertise requirements
  • Identifying and assessing opportunities to prioritise DOCs investment in PRISMSS
  • Consulting with partners and subject matter experts as required
  • Coordinating and supporting technical experts and relevant resources
  • Representing DOC on the project technical advisory group
  • Administration and reporting

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

  • A relevant technical qualification and extensive track record of practical invasive species biosecurity work in New Zealand
  • A strategic thinker
  • Experience in invasive species biosecurity with up to date technical skills and knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of geo-political and social context of working in the Pacific
  • Extensive experience in running projects and using technical support
  • Outstanding people skills
  • An understanding of DOC policies and programmes particularly in relation to invasive species
  • Demonstrated wide professional networks within DOC
  • Relevant work experience in the Pacific or other Small Island Developing States would be an advantage.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer flexible working options, the ability to sometimes work from home or slightly adjust regular business hours as long as the work gets done.

The chance to join a large organisation that's still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For more information please contact Jonathan Rudge,

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 28 September 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.



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