Expressions of Interest: Te Tau Papa o Avarua – Phase 1 – Landscape Lead


The Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) is actively seeking expressions of interest for a Landscape Lead position within the TTPA project. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and dedicated gardener who has good knowledge of local and native plants, to lead our team in carrying out the projects beautification plans.  The work will involve implementing planting layouts, selecting suitable plant species, and overseeing day-to-day planting activities to ensure the successful establishment of vibrant gardens throughout the town.

Project Overview:  The project aims to enhance the beauty and utilisation of public areas in Avarua, the Punanga Nui Market and Panama Reserve by creating vibrant green recreational spaces.  Key areaswill be transformed into lush and vibrant spaces, contributing to the town’s aesthetic appeal and environmental health. 

Role Description:  A passionate local gardener is sought to lead planting design set-outs, assist in further planning and coordinate the work team across multiple gardens in the project area.  The landscape lead will be responsible for:

  • Implementing planting layouts and selecting suitable plant species based on project goals, site conditions, and environmental considerations.
  • Leading a planting team and assigning day-to-day tasks to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the planting plan.
  • Providing guidance and training to planting team members on planting techniques, maintenance practices, and safety protocols.
  • Monitoring plant health and growth, and implementing maintenance strategies as needed to support the long-term vitality of the planted areas.
  • Communicating regularly with project coordinators and providing updates on planting progress, challenges, and successes.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the landscape lead position will possess the following qualifications:

  • A background in landscape design, horticulture, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading planting projects, including developing planting plans and overseeing planting activities.
  • Strong knowledge of plant selection, propagation, and care techniques, with a focus on native and sustainable plant species.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively coordinate and motivate planting teams.
  • Flexibility to work part-time hours and availability to oversee planting activities during weekdays and possibly weekends as needed.
  • A passion for contributing to the beautification and sustainability of urban environments.

Information provided by Contractors will assist in shaping the procurement approach. Contractors who wish to protect commercially sensitive information should mark such information as “Commercial-in-Confidence”. 

Contractors must note that CIIC is subject to the Official Information Act 2008.  CIIC will treat all applications in confidence however, and dependent on the nature and depth of request, CIIC cannot guarantee that information can be protected if CIIC receives a request for information under the OIA.

To express interest, please submit a completed EOI application form and relevant information to CIIC.

Contractors who respond to this EOI will be informed within 30 working days from the deadline for submissions, on how CIIC proposes to progress further.

Deadline for submission of EOI:Wednesday 15th May, 4pm (CI Time)
Submissions to be sent by email
Questions in relation to this EOI to be directed to:(the above email)

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