Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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This is a pivotal role within the Freshwater team An excellent opportunity for an experienced conservationist to work on some complex and challenging conservation issues

Our united purpose is Papatuanuku Thrives. Our people live, breathe and feel connected to our kaupapa everyday.

Toitu te marae a Tane, toitu te marae a Tangaroa, toitu te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.

The biodiversity Groups has an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of work aimed at delivery significant conservation outcomes. This includes working in partnership with iwi and others to manage the impact of pests and protect biodiversity and provide science and technical advice.

He angitutanga: About the Role

The overarching focus of the role is to lead the science advice on the protection and recovery of aquatic species and ecosystems across freshwater domains.

In This Role You Will

Provide scientific and specialist advice Design Plan and undertake applied or strategic research Monitor the progress of work Analyse, interpret, write up and communicate findings and implications of the work Influence, build and sustain collaborative relationships Initiate and lead research projects

All the roles will be fast paced, often reactive and will require extensive engagement with stakeholders. Candidates must be strong influencers, negotiators, communicators, and collaborators, be confident presenters and have an aptitude for mentoring and training others. Project management skills are also important, as is the ability to think and plan at a strategic level. Experience of working in partnership with iwi, understanding of tikanga Maori and matauranga Maori would be an advantage.

The Science Advisor role will provide specialist advice across a range of functional areas with a focus on initiating and leading research projects aimed at understanding distributions and impacts on three migratory fish species streamed for management (inanga, kokopu and longfin eel). It is expected that this position has an ability to influence and work in partnership both internally and externally.

In Addition, You Will Have

Relevant knowledge/experience:

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Tikanga Maori and Te Ao Maori is also desirable.

It is essential that your application outlines the key skills and experience for this role and how you will meaningfully contribute to and add value to Te Papa Atawhai, our kaupapa and our people.

Along With Recently Being Awarded New Zealand’s Most Attractive Employer In The Public Service, People Like Working For Us Because We Offer

A supportive and collaborative work environment Respect, recognition, and opportunities for personal growth Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work

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. For any enquiry, please contact Tennile Toulson on 027 282 9671 or e********** quoting vacancy 400/03300.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 26 th July 2021.

Te Papa Atawhai 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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