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Investment Manager, Climate Change Funds

NZ Ministry for Primary Industries | Posted 6-01-2021

Wellington City (Environment and Agriculture)


Investment Manager – Climate Change Funds


Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper)
  • Work in a high-profile area and make a significant impact for New Zealand
  • Play a lead role and be responsible for advice and support for an exciting piece of work
  • Permanent Full Time role to help grow NZ in a very real way
Agriculture & Investment Services works to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries, and rural communities. It also cares for the health and well-being of animals. We work across MPI and with other agencies to support innovative farm land use practices that deliver more value and improved environmental outcomes. The Investment Programmes Directorate works across the value chain from the farm-gate through to finished products and we have supported a number of initiatives and research programmes in New Zealand using our suite of funding products.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We are looking for an experienced Investment Managers to work with our Climate Change funding programmes on a permanent full time basis.
Your work will vary from overseeing multi-year, multi-million-dollar partnerships in our climate change portfolio, to leading funding rounds, stakeholder engagement and acting as a thought leader in the climate change and environmental science space.
Your ability to foster and maintain relationships with key senior stakeholders will be crucial to your success in this role. Our key stakeholders include (but are not limited to) Crown Research Institutes, universities, iwi, industry groups, regional councils and other central government agencies.
As an experienced Investment Manager, you will bring:
  • Phenomenal stakeholder relationship skills. Existing relationships with the key stakeholders listed above would be beneficial.
  • Have a strong understanding of and experience in management and governance processes to manage a successful investment programme.
  • Strong experience and confidence in contract negotiations.
  • In-depth understanding of climate change and/or environmental science issues, and how they relate to New Zealand's primary sectors.
  • Tikanga Māori, embedding this in your day-to-day work.
  • Experience and understanding of working with a cross section of stakeholders, often in politically sensitive environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in managing government funding programmes would be beneficial.
You will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of other interesting topics across the Investment Programmes Directorate. This is a great time to join MPI, if you want a career where you help to grow New Zealand in a very real way.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
The Investment Programmes Directorate is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a range of investment programmes that support economic growth, sustainable resource use, and productivity in the primary sector.
Through our programmes, we partner with industries, companies, landowners, hapu, iwi, growers, producers, regional bodies and researchers, to find better ways of using resources (human, financial and natural), to improve sustainability outcomes, and to develop profitable, desirable forestry, food and fibre products for local and overseas customers.
Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI
MPI is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat, and we have a team of hard working and passionate people in a variety of roles both on the ground and in the office supporting us to make this happen. MPI has a focus on career pathways and we will work with you to help you grow. To see the benefits of working at MPI, please click here
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do, please click here
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click on “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
This role is broad banded in salary bands D and C with an indicative salary range of $92,073 - $128,972 depending on skill set and experience.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Senior Recruitment Adviser Ruth.Greening@mpi.govt.nz
Closing date for applications is Monday 25 January 2021.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.