Are you our next Challenge Manager?

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We’re on the lookout for a new Challenge Manager! This is an exciting opportunity to apply your scientific background and management abilities to a critical challenge facing our nation.

The Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative initiative which aims to enable New Zealanders to anticipate, adapt, manage risk and thrive in a changing climate. The Challenge weaves together new research and engagement approaches – including physical science, climate modelling, social science and mātauranga Māori – to achieve meaningful outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand’s key climate-affected sectors and communities. After a successful first five years, we’re now entering our second research phase (2019–24). The Challenge Manager will play a key role ensuring a smooth transition.Based at NIWA on Wellington’s waterfront, this is a 0.8 FTE, 5 year fixed-term role. You’ll be working alongside key players in New Zealand’s climate change and adaptation arena, as well as internationally renowned climate scientists. For more information, contact the Challenge Director, Dr Mike Williams. Check out the job ad on Seek here, and for the full Job Description and to apply for the job, visit NIWA’s online applications: