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Mouri Tūroa Programme Manager - Jobs for Nature


Mouri Tūroa is the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki approach to Jobs for Nature guided by Tupua te Kawa, the intrinsic values of Te Awa Tupua.  The approach works with the people to create nature-based employment benefiting the Taiao with a primary focus on the restoration and reclamation of tikanga associated with Mouri Awa, Mouri Tangata, Mouri Ora.

Mouri Tūroa is a 4-year programme of activity designed to mitigate soil erosion, improve water quality, and enhance biodiversity within Whanganui Iwi.

The Position

The Programme Manager (PM) is a full-time role to lead and implement the Mouri Tūroa programme of activity and the role will be responsible for the delivery of programme outcomes. The PM will oversee all aspects of the programme and along with a small team of technical advisors, implement and achieve agreed work plans.

As programme leader, the PM will perform the management function of planning the pathway forward, organising resources, leading the team, and controlling the programme.

The PM will work closely with hapū and landowners to achieve their aspirations as they pertain to the programme.  Excellent communication capability and experience working closely with people from diverse demographics and across socio-economic groups will help forge and maintain relationships with hapū and landowners.  This will be critical in crafting and negotiating funding contracts with them.

Demonstrated ability in high-level programme planning as well as specific project management planning will provide clear pathways to achieving outcomes and enable the PM to monitor and evaluate performance.  Strong critical analysis and robust assessment capability will enable the PM to manage risk and meet compliance requirements.

How to apply

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact the Kaihautū, Nancy Tuaine on 027 260 4821 or email your updated CV and covering letter to - or click here for more.

Applications close on: 30 September 2021 at 5.00pm.



Kaiarotahi - Te Whawhaki Trust 

Te Whawhaki Trust is the part of the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group that focuses on Iwi Development.  

The Kaiarotahi is responsible for operationalising the Trusts strategic and annual plans. 

The role is guided by Te Rautaki o Te Whawhaki, the strategic intent, focused on building and strengthening Te Mana o Te Iwi.  The Kaiarotahi will lead the Trusts commitment to iwi development, and the aspirations of the whānau, hapū and Iwi, by using the resources of the Trust and others to make things happen. 

This is a full time role.  The salary scale ranges from $80,000 to $100,000 per annum for a forty hour working week.    

The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • Strategy and project planning and implementation
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Project oversight and delivery
  • Effective Communication
  • Reporting  and leadership
  • Risk identification and mitigation

Click here to view the Job Description.

For further information please contact: 

Nancy Tuaine




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