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Project Manager

Date: 22-Dec-2020

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


•    Auckland Pacific Peoples advocacy and partnership
•    Collaborative role where you can make a real impact
•    12-month FTC

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Unlimited – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business. As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, we deliver a co-ordinated, region-wide programme to maximise cultural, social and economic benefits for our residents and visitors. Driving investment and innovation, we support Auckland businesses to thrive.  

Reporting to the Head of Skills and Workforce, the Project Manager will deliver the Auckland Pacific Skills Shift Initiative (APSSI), a programme to work with employers to upskill Auckland Pacific workers that are exposed due to changes in the working environment. This programme, funded by MBIE, will run for four years in collaboration with Community & Social Innovation and The Cause Collective.  We have a key part to play in supporting Auckland Pacific peoples in precarious work to transition into more resilient roles.  

Our component of the initiative will benefit a significant number of Pacific workers in Auckland. This is a critical role that will see you lead the development and implementation of the project.

He kōrero mōu: About you


A seasoned programme/project manager, you will be qualified and bring extensive experience in programme scoping,planning, and reporting, as well as the management of significant procurement processes, including competitive tenders / RFPs. preferably in highly complex public or private sector organisation.  

You will bring a proven track record in working in partnership with external stakeholders, including using co-design or product development methodologies. Your strong financial acumen will see you monitor performance and benefits realisation. Knowledge of the New Zealand vocational education system, particularly workplace literacy and numeracy would also be desirable.

Naturally you will have excellent cultural competency – understanding of Pacific cultures will be essential. Politically savvy, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability influence cultural and behavioural change. Highly resilient and adaptable, you will be able to sustain a high level of energy and positivity.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

As part of a purpose driven organisation, you’ll work on exciting initiatives in a collaborative environment where you’ll share your skills and opinions. You’ll be part of an experienced, fun and supportive team who are proud of their impact in supporting businesses Tāmaki Makaurau.

If you feel you can contribute to this outcome through your experience, excitement, and ingenuity please take up our invitation to apply.

Applications close on Sunday 17th January 2021.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.