Senior Investment Manager (Senior 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 an experienced Senior Analyst with excellent programme, grant and/or contract management skills, and a proven ability to support a broad range of stakeholders in delivering their important work on the ground.

A key focus of the role is coaching and mentoring Analysts in our team, sharing your expert knowledge to build capability in relation to the assessment, development and management of effective waste minimisation projects.

You will contribute to the workstreams that support the management of the Plastics Innovation Fund and funded projects, or other Waste Funds. This may include: 

  • Supporting our funding round process, seeking ongoing ways to improve processes for recipients and achieve greater impact from the fund
  • Engaging and communicating with Waste Funding applicants and recipients to enabling them to develop great funding applications
  • Building and leading relationships with other agencies and stakeholders that have an interest or involvement in the Plastics Innovation Fund outcomes, including work with and as part of an assessment advisory group
  • Enhancing our data and reporting activities both for our projects and internal processes
  • Supporting due diligence and regulatory reporting activities, thus ensuring that funding of projects is compliant with the requirements of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will offer a mix of skills that will include: 

  • commercial and non-commercial contract negotiation and management skills
  • the ability and technical knowledge to critically assess and develop successful fund applications
  • demonstrated experience managing grant funding, infrastructure funding or procurement processes
  • knowledge or understanding of the waste sector and the plastics sector in particular is a plus
  • experience engaging and communicating with a range of organisations including businesses, community organisations, hapū and other Māori-led organisations and local government
  • knowledge or experience of legislative requirements and compliance
  • ability to set priorities and to achieve deadlines and project and programme outputs
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal), at all levels including providing advice
  • previous experience in a coaching and mentoring role would be desirable
  • knowledge or understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori
  • a positive 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.  We actively want to encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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 the role, please contact Michelle Kazor at

Salary range for this role is $101,802 - $124,424. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

We are open to interagency secondments so please seek approval from your manager if you wish to consider this option and stipulate if that is your preference within your application.

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


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