Aquaculture Analyst & Senior Aquaculture Analyst

The World Aquaculture Society
Wellington, Colorado, US
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Wellington, New Zealand Full Time

Job Details Our Aquaculture Directorate has recently expanded to recognise the breadth of work required to grow sustainable aquaculture and its benefits to Māori, communities and our regional economies.

The Aquaculture Directorate consists of two newly formed teams. These teams work closely together to deliver our work programme:

  • The Aquaculture Strategy and Development team is responsible for implementing the Government's Aquaculture Strategy to build a Sustainable, Productive, Resilient and Inclusive industry; and delivering stewardship of sustainable aquaculture development.
  • The Aquaculture Settlement and Operational Policy team is responsible for partnering with iwi to maximise the benefits from the Crown's aquaculture settlement; and crafting and inputting into legislation (including resource management system reform), regulations and regional coastal plans to efficiently manage and improve the sector.

We are looking for up to four Aquaculture Analysts/Senior Aquaculture Analysts to join our directorate, with vacancies across both teams. If you're unsure which team would be the best fit for you, please apply anyway and we can work together to determine how you can contribute to our important mahi.

These teams are primarily based in Nelson or Wellington, but we will consider applicants based in key aquaculture growing regions where MPI has a regional office. Likewise, both full and part time applications will be considered. Please state in your application your preferences on these matters.

About the roles - Kōrero mō te tūranga

Both teams' work involves critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, effective communication, and relationship building. Those interested in the Strategy and Development team will in particular be able to think strategically and work well with people to advance their ideas. Those interested in the Settlement and Operational Policy team will have experience working with our Treaty Partners, and/or experience with regulatory frameworks and will excel at analytical thinking.

To find out more about our strategy and work, visit

This is a national position and can be based out of several locations across the country including: Bay of Plenty, Nelson, Northland, Southland and Wellington. Requirements Skills and Experience - Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

We will consider candidates with a range of backgrounds and qualifications, including but not limited to: resource management, planning, science, law, business administration and economics. Applicants should also have:
  • Proven ability to build relationships, find common ground and reach agreements, and engage effectively with a range of people, including our Treaty partners
  • Strong analytical skills and the capacity to quickly identify and clearly define an issue and how to respond appropriately
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects or pieces of work at the same time and respond to changing circumstances.

About MPI - Mō Te Manatū Ahu Matua

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way, then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a strong focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

We offer flexible hours and working arrangements based on your needs and commitments.

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How to Apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

Please reference in your cover letter if you are interested in a full time or part time position.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close Wednesday 7 July

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.
Contact Information Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Post Date: 6/25/2021 12:53:44 PM
Closing Date: 7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
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Now is an exciting time to join Fisheries New Zealand's Aquaculture Directorate. Aotearoa's aquaculture industry contributes to sustainable economic development and the wellbeing of our people. The industry has potential to grow quickly, and we are focussed on ensuring this growth is environmentally sustainable, meets the aspirations of our Treaty partners, and minimises its waste and emissions.