Advisor – Kaipara Moana Remediation

Northland Regional Council - Whangārei Full-time

This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to environmental action across a catchment spanning 6,000 square kilometres.

Kaitohutohu – Advisor (Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation)

  • Exciting role in a small, collaborative, and supportive team
  • Flexible working arrangements and locations considered to suit your lifestyle
  • Training and development programmes to contribute to your professional development

The Kaipara Moana Remediation (KMR) programme works with landowners, community groups, iwi and hapū to restore the mauri of the Kaipara Moana, the largest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. The programme provides facilitation, advice and funding support for actions that reduce the sediment flowing into waterways and the Kaipara Moana.

KMR is nested within the Northland Regional Council, and the successful advisor can join our offices in either Whangarei or Dargaville. Remote working is also an option.

The role is 40 hours per week, though a shorter working week can be negotiated.

Toitū te whenua, toitū te moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

The opportunity awaits…

We are looking for a passionate Kaitohutohu/Advisor to join an agile, high-performing team in a growing, values-based programme. This person will have a can-do attitude to support the programme to effectively plan and innovate, and to monitor and evaluate our impact. As part of a small, collaborative team, this advisor will play a key role in the success of the organisation and be actively involved in a variety of other work streams.

Key work areas include:

  • Coordinating and contributing towards annual planning of the KMR work programme and development, and ongoing work to monitor and evaluate our impact across the catchment.
  • Supporting KMR to develop an outcomes framework spanning environmental, cultural, social and economic wellbeing, and a monitoring and evaluation plan that measures progress towards the Programme’s investment objectives.
  • Providing advice on opportunities to adopt innovative approaches to sediment reduction, water quality improvement and related catchment management.

This role requires sound quantitative skills, an effective and collaborative approach to getting work done, and a relevant degree-level qualification.  The opportunity could suit someone early in their career or a more experienced advisor, and KMR will support the .successful applicant to gain experience and access opportunities to grow their career.

Are you up for it?

We are looking for someone who can bring the following to our diverse talent pool:

  • A degree in relevant discipline
  • Ideally 3+ plus years in a related role, though recent graduates and career changers are also encouraged to apply
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinking with strong attention to detail
  • Displays cultural empathy and awareness
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative working style with a focus on outcomes

We don’t just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job; those and who share the values we stand for and who are passionate about the mahi we do for te taiao.

We understand that sometimes the right person doesn’t ‘tick all the boxes’. If you don’t fit the mould exactly, but believe you have the skills, experience and passion to be a valuable member of our KMR team, we want to hear from you!

What’s in it for you?

Just as you care about your community and environment, KMR cares about you and we are committed to the wellbeing of our people.

We are a small team that celebrates our efforts and recognises every individual for their contribution and dedication to their mahi.  We understand the importance of life balance, so we’re committed to supportive working arrangements for our people. We have a range of flexible work arrangements that we can consider to suit the varied lifestyles of our people.

We offer a supportive team environment, great opportunities to gain experience ‘on the job’, and access to training and professional development programmes.

What’s next?

Need more information? If so, contact our Amo-Rautaki Pākihi, Strategic Business Manager, Stephanie Versteeg ()

Applications close on Sunday 27th November 2022