Investment Manager (Analyst)

Ministry for the Environment

  • Full Time
  • Auckland

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role

As part of a broader government plan to reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand's landfills, the Government is launching a new Plastics Innovation Fund.  The purpose of the Plastics Innovation Fund is to support projects that reimagine how we make, use and dispose of plastics.  The fund will reinvest money raised through the national waste levy on projects that promote or achieve plastic waste minimisation.  This programme is an important part of how Aotearoa New Zealand will shift to a low-emissions and low-waste circular economy.

The Ministry is responsible for delivering a range of other waste minimisation and resource recovery investments and infrastructure funds and projects, and this role will sit amongst the Systems Change and Investment Directorate.   Our team's purpose: To empower people and organisations to transition towards a waste-free Aotearoa, one waste minimisation investment at a time.

We are looking for Analysts with programme, grant and/or contract management skills and an ability to work with a wide range of industry and community stakeholders to help them deliver their important work on the ground.

You will be supported by our Fund Lead and Senior Analysts and there will be lots of opportunity to develop. These roles are also being recruited and are advertised.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will offer:

  • the capability to conduct research that supports the assessment funding applications against strategic investment criteria
  • an ability to manage contracts, grant funding or procurement processes
  • knowledge of the waste industry or technical knowledge of plastics is not essential, but a plus
  • experience partnering with key stakeholders from the commercial sector, iwi groups, local government and the community sector
  • high level communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in writing reports, pieces of analysis or advice
  • a desire to influence and build relationships
  • knowledge or understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Maori
  • an understanding and exposure to central government processes
  • a fun and "can do" attitude within a team environment and a solution focused approach to problem solving.

Mō mātou | About Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry's strategic vision - A flourishing environment for every generation - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa.

Our people tell us the ‘top five' things they love about MfE are:

  • how friendly and supportive the people are
  • the shared passion for the environment
  • the variety of challenging, meaningful work
  • working with smart talented colleagues they can learn from, and
  • our flexible approach to work. 

We support flexible approaches to work to ensure that we have the best person for the role.  This is a great time to be part of an agency delivering on its commitment to flexible working as well as diversity and inclusion.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply online by completing the questionnaire and submit your CV and cover letter outlining how your experience relates to this role.

If you require further information about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Kazor at

Salary range for this role is $73,280 - $89,565.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

Note: If you are interested in an inter-agency secondment opportunity, this will also be considered. Before applying, please check with your manager to seek approval for potential release on an inter-agency secondment.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: midnight Wednesday 22nd September 2021.


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