Korehāhā Whakahau is the first Iwi led Predator Free Aotearoa 2050 eradication project in Aotearoa. Led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Korehāhā Whakahau is a significant mauri-enhancement project that aims to eradicate possums from a 4,700 hectare territory spanning from Ōhiwa to Whakatāne.

This role is a real opportunity to support and connect with the taiao in a large-scale project while employed.

You will be supported by the Operations Manager and your Field Team Members to achieve the outcomes of Korehāhā Whakahau, and the wider social, cultural and environmental outcomes of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa.

This is a great opportunity for someone knowledgeable and qualified in taiao, biodiversity and biosecurity work and with supervisory experience to join our team. You will assist the Manager Taiao and the Operations Manager to deliver outputs within the Korehāhā Whakahau project and support the Taiao portfolio for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa with a focus on advocating for Ngāti Awa and their values and kaitiakitanga principles.

Representing Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, you will have exceptional operational and supervisory skills and ability to work with whānau and various stakeholders.

Key attributes of the successful applicant:

  • Kaiarahi – Ability to motivate and lead a team to achieve outcomes and outputs
  • Mahia te mahi – Motivated and committed to getting the work completed
  • Kaitiakitanga – passionate about the taiao and all aspects of kaitiakitanga
  • Mātauranga – committed to learning new skills and mātauranga ā Iwi
  • Hapahāpai – champion Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa taiao plans and strategies
  • Pono me te tika – Enact our values, tikanga and kawa in your mahi
  • He tinana pakari –able to work outdoors in all types of landscapes and environments
  • Mahi tahi – skills and ability to work with your team and stakeholders.
  • Auaha – Innovative, courageous and a drive for excellence in everything you do
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience relating to taiao, biodiversity/biosecurity operations with supervisory experience. A tertiary qualification would be helpful, but it is not necessary. Or an equivalent combination of both experience and education.

Email your CV to mahi@ngatiawa.iwi.nz
Applications close Friday 2 October, 5.00pm
Shortlisted applicants must be available to be interviewed in a practical group session on Thursday 8 October, 9 am – 12.30 pm (Venue to be confirmed)

Job Category: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Whakatāne

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