Job vacancy: Resource Management Policy Advisor

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will be shortly embarking on a major project to review New Zealand’s entire resource management system and identify options for fundamental reform. This will include canvassing emerging resource management challenges, reviewing innovative approaches internationally and tapping into the collective knowledge and experience in New Zealand. We are seeking to employ a Resource Management Policy Advisor for 18 months to assist with this challenging project, based in our Auckland office and working with our Policy Director, Raewyn Peart.

Responsibilities will include:

  •  Undertaking national and international literature and legislative reviews
  •  Synthesising and analysing material
  •  Organising interviews and workshops
  •  Managing peer review processes
  •  Writing reports
  •  Giving presentations at workshops and conferences
  •  Using social media

Candidates should have relevant professional and/or post graduate degree or degrees relevant to resource management. Ideally they should be admitted to the High Court and have resource management litigation experience. Recent graduates with high grades will also be considered. We are looking for someone with sharp intellect, proven research analysis and writing skills, high self-motivation and the ability to work effectively in a small team. The position will involve some overseas travel.

The contract will initially be for an 18 month period preferably commencing on 1 July 2017, with extensions subject to funding availability.

Please apply in confidence by sending your curriculum vitae and academic transcript to manager@eds.org.nz before 5pm on Friday 28 April 2017. 

Environmental Defence Society