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Jobs Listing Branding
Company Environment Southland
Location Invercargill, Southland
Listed Wed 6 Jun, 11:52 am
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Reference 4183117_1
Are you a recent graduate in the natural science field?

Do you have a passion for c ommunication and networking?

Grab hold of this amazing opportunity - become part of the significant Project AF8 and build your career.

Project AF8 is developing a coordinated response to an Alpine Fault rupture to assist and enhance community resilience across the South Island.

Project AF8 requires an energetic, effective communicator to coordinate the South Island-wide effort to prepare for the next major earthquake on the Alpine Fault.

This is a fixed term role 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Based at the University of Otago in Dunedin and travelling extensively, your professional skills will be put to the test working with scientists, emergency managers, lifelines utilities, emergency services, local and central government - all with the aim of motivating our communities to prepare for and cope with a rupture on the Alpine Fault.

Your target audience will be huge - nothing less than everyone residing, running a business and travelling in the South Island - and you'll have the satisfaction of seeing your work make a real difference.

Alongside your tertiary qualification in the natural sciences you will be an excellent communicator and networker and have exceptional organisational skills.

What is Project AF8?

A magnitude 8 earthquake caused by a rupture of the Alpine Fault is likely to happen in the lifetime of today's population. The impact on the South Island and the national economy will be significant and it will take strategic thinking and a coordinated effort to plan for this event.

Funded by the Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management's resilience fund, this is the third year of Project AF8. We have produced a South Island Alpine Fault Earthquake Response framework and now need to build on that work to coordinate scientific research, develop and improve our community outreach and plan for a national exercise in 2020.

This role is a 12-month fixed term position to take advantage of this funding. Development of a longer term ‘Programme AF8' will be worked on during this year.

The successful applicant will be employed by, and report to, the Manager of Emergency Management Southland as the Chair of the Project AF8 steering group. It is expected that the role will be based at the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. It will involve travel across the six South Island CDEM Groups to encourage networking, facilitate workshops and support effective communication and engagement with communities across the South Island.

Do you have the dedication and ability to coordinate a national project? We'd love to hear from you.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.