Towards Thriving Kaimai-Mamaku Forests, Hapū Engagement and Animal Pest Control, Project Management
As a result of the recently agreed partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Waikato Regional Council and Department of Conservation (DOC); we are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with great relationships among iwi and hapū around the Kaimai Mamaku Ranges to help lead, plan, develop and manage the delivery of a five-year programme, as the start of a much longer programme life. This kaupapa, “Towards Thriving Kaimai Mamaku Forests,” will involve identifying and engaging / resourcing / supporting hapū and local communities to establish or grow social licence for biodiversity work including animal pest control. It will be supported by an immediate doubling of agency-funded animal pest control and a ramping up of monitoring and communication efforts.
Specific deliverables of the role include:
- Leading and delivering the project on behalf of the Project Governance Group and DOC Operations Manager.
- Working with iwi/hapū and local communities around the Kaimai Ranges at a flaxroots level, to identify and engage / resource / support individuals or groups who can grow or establish social licence for biodiversity work, including animal pest control.
- Collaborating with key agency staff in the planning, implementation and reporting associated with the doubling of agency-funded animal pest control.
- Providing effective and clear communication of the project status and direction to the project governance group, iwi/hapū, community groups and other key stakeholders, and ensure strong communications links between parties.
- Supporting the Project Governance Group to enable timely decision making for the project.
- Undertaking the core project management components of planning, reporting, coordinating, scheduling and resourcing activities for the project with key stakeholders and partners within time and budget.
- Creating, maintaining and reporting against an appropriate range of programme and project management documents, indicators and registers;
The work is supported through funding and governance from a Project Governance Group made up of; DOC, Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC), Waikato Regional Council (WRC) and the Manaaki Kaimai-Mamaku Trust (MKMT), while recognising that a co-decision making relationship between the Crown and Mana Whenua underpins the future management of public conservation land.
For more information on the role and the wider programme go to https://www.gets.govt.nz/DOC/ExternalTenderDetails.htm?id=22756983