We are hiring! Manawhenua Projects Lead

We are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Manawhenua Projects Lead to join our tīma.

Te Manahuna Aoraki Project seeks to create a predator-free ‘mainland island’ over 310,000 hectares of the upper Mackenzie Basin. The project is a partnership between founding partners Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, Te Rūnanga o Waihao, Te Runanga o Moeraki, the Department of Conservation, and NEXT Foundation. There are additional partners in the project consisting of fourteen local landholders, and other government agencies including Toitū te Whenua – Land Information New Zealand, and the New Zealand Defence Force, and other funding partners.

Manawhenua have currently identified three projects that are a priority for them to lead and manage:

  1. The restoration of Motuariki.
  2. A project restoring freshwater mahinga kai values in Fork Stream.
  3. Investigating weka reintroduction.

The Manawhenua Projects Lead is responsible for coordinating the project work between manawhenua and Te Manahuna Aoraki Project. The Manawhenua Projects Lead will be the main operational link between the project and manawhenua, and is responsible for the successful delivery of rūnanga priority projects, as well as other eco-cultural outcomes.

This is a contract position of 20 hours per week, for 12 months, with the option to extend.

View a copy of the role description.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to chloe@tmap.org.nz by 5pm on 17 April 2023.