Strategic Programme Facilitator (Fixed Term) | Auckland

Posted on 16-Jun-2022
Application close date: 07-Jul-2022
Project Management
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
  • An exciting opportunity has become available for a Strategic Programme Facilitator within DOC's Strategic Projects Team to facilitate successful Strategic Programme outcomes.
  • Fixed term or secondment (Two Years)


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 


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi. 


He angitūtanga | About the role 

This role will facilitate successful Strategic Programme outcomes by providing quality assurance, monitoring of projects and programmes, financial resourcing, control documentation, programme administration, reporting and supporting the Manager, across the entire portfolio of Strategic Programmes.

The programmes and projects within the Strategic Projects team are of national significance, have political imperatives via their funding support, have high stakeholder interest and are located in highly sensitive natural settings. The programmes and projects are complex on this basis, and each project has been broken down into multiple workstreams matching either key deliverables within the larger project or into specialty areas where unique expertise is required for successful delivery.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

You will be confident interacting with people from all walks of life with the natural ability to switch between tasks effortlessly. Your maturity and resilience to remain calm and focused when the workload is high means you can adapt to changing work priorities and deliver our work.


  • Working knowledge of programme facilitation and/or programme coordination and/or project management and/or contract management
  • Thorough knowledge of contract management practices and principles
  • Excellence at business analysis, prioritising work, financial planning, budgetary management and using resources efficiently and effectively to deliver desired outputs
  • Experience in programme and project controls, including quality, schedule, and budget
  • Ability to think strategically and understand interdependencies
  • Works independently, positively, and productively with a diverse group of stakeholders, colleagues and team members
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Disciplined approach to working under pressure with competing priorities
  • Able to identify risks and to implement effective risk management
  • Able to review and prepare written reports, agendas, minutes, and presentations and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Strong record of delivering results and innovation in a high public profile environment
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • Experience with MS Project and Visio
  • Foundation qualification in project methodology, e.g. PRINCE2 or PMI


Mō te tīma | About the team 

You will work amongst a national team of project managers, works officers and coordinators delivering projects within the Strategic Projects Team. Team members are based in district offices around the motu, within proximity to the projects they are delivering. You will be based in Auckland office where there's great local support and where the Manager Strategic Programmes is located. Working in a district office enables you to be part of the wider DOC whanau, a real benefit of working for Te Papa Atawhai.


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 kaimahi 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 
  • 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. 

The salary range for this position is $72,610 to $92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience 


Rā katinga | Applications close: Thursday 7th July 2022


Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Rodrigo Pizarro (Manager Strategic Programmes), 

Taupānga| Job Reference: TEMP 400-9970-1

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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