Senior Wild Animals Programme Advisor | Auckland

Posted on 01-Aug-2022
Application close date: 14-Aug-2022
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Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


He angitūtanga | About the role

The Senior Wild Animals Programme Advisor sits within the Wild Animals Team, which forms part of the wider Operations Group. Our team is dispersed nationally and are responsible for oversight of the Department's Wild Animal Management operations and delivery of some specific management programmes such as for Himalayan Tahr.  The team works closely with key Iwi partners and stakeholders at a district level to support the delivery of our national programmes, while also engaging with stakeholders at a national level (e.g. hunting and conservation sector organisations).

In this role you will work closely with the Wild Animal Leads, providing oversight and management of all national level programme monitoring, scheduling, and development of programme reports to inform our work programme's success.

If you have the following skills and experience, we are keen to hear from you:

  • Track record of maintaining reporting, systems, and processes in a programme environment
  • Experience designing new reporting tools
  • Strong visual presentation skills
  • Experienced monitoring and developing analytical reportsExperience of drafting complex and sensitive work, responding to Ministerial requests and Parliamentary questions (desirable)
  • An understanding of, or background in, wild animal and/or conservation management (desirable)
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Strong team player


Note, we are flexible as to where this role is based. Please indicate in your covering letter where you would prefer to be located.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The position requires a confident, resilient, and skilled communicator, who is comfortable working across a broad range of stakeholders. You will work alongside others to ensure programme reporting and document management is consistent and timely to support operational planning and strategic initiatives.

You will also have an intuitive risk radar and use it to full effect to identify and escalate programme risks and develop mitigating strategies to support the right outcomes.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Flexible working options where applicable
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

We are looking to appoint this role between $84,908-108,493 (depending on skills and experience).

Rā katinga | Applications close: 14 August 2022

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Annie Colebrook at

Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1633121

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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