18 Dec 2018

Full-Time Senior Advisor – Strategy, Planning and Reporting

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Job Description

Senior Advisor – Strategy, Planning and Reporting

Provide insight, strategic and tactical advice on a range of matters, additionally identifying and managing strategic and operational risk.

  • Previous senior policy advisor experience?
  • Skilled in risk identification from both an operational and strategic viewpoint.
  • Provide specialist advice and briefings to support decision making processes.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. Our purpose is Manaaki tangata, Manaaki whānau – we help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. Helping people, whānau, families and communities is at the centre of what we do, working with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.

We do this by delivering social services and assistance to working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities and through providing policy advice.

We serve over a million people, working out of centres all around the country.  It is likely that every New Zealander will come into contact with the Ministry at some point in their life.

Our focus is on:

  • Mana manaaki – building the mana of others and uplifting them in a way that honours their dignity.
  • Kotahitanga – partnering for greater impact; unity, togetherness, solidarity and collective action.
  • Kia takatū tātou- supporting long term social economic development, underpinning our intention to prepare ourselves and those we serve for future realities.

MSD is responsible for the Historic Claims process.  The Historic Claims team work with people who have been abused in State care, in particular the care of Child, Youth and Family and its predecessors, to address their concerns without them needing to resort to civil litigation.

MSD recently reviewed the way the historic claims process worked, undertaking a robust and far reaching consultation with current and previous claimants and key stakeholders which has resulted in a commitment to growing and adjusting the Historic Claims team with a focus on operating within the principles of Tikanga Māori; Mana, Aroha, Whakapapa, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga and Pono.

We are now recruiting the core members of the team.  This team will be made up of highly culturally responsive people who are specialists in their field.

The Advisor Strategy, Planning and Reporting, provides insight, strategic and tactical advice on a range of matters and identifying and managing potential risks across the Historic Claims Team.  The Advisor works closely with the Strategy, Planning and Reporting team in developing and implementing the work programme to deliver the new service model.

Drafting reports, memos, responding to requests from the Ministry, other government agencies, and external parties, you’ll support management and contribute to the provision of replies to all Ministerial Parliamentary questions, Official Information Act (OIA) requests and correspondence.

Skills competencies and experience for the position are to include:

  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional writing and diagnostic skills.
  • Skilled in identifying strategic and operational risk.
  • Experience in the social services or government sector is highly desirable.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills – able to analyse data and write reports based on this analysis with recommendations.
  • Experience with OIA’s and parliamentary responses.
  • Experience and knowledge of the public sector reporting processes, with an understanding of the processes and systems required.
  • Proven ability to connect with people at all levels and build trust and rapport.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and escalate when appropriate.
  • Experience in developing creative and resourceful solutions to meet business needs.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for continual improvement, developing recommendations and delivering high quality reports.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.
  • An understanding of the machinery of government and the workings of multi stakeholder partnerships.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Relevant tertiary or post graduate qualification – or extensive compensatory experience in lieu of qualification.

Project management experience would be highly desirable, as would experience working on information sharing related projects within a government context, applying theoretical, evidence-based knowledge to both planning and practices aimed at reducing risk.

To view the position description: CLICK HERE.

All applications should be directed to Mana Recruitment as we are partnering with them for these appointments.

Applications Close: Monday 14th January 2019 at midnight.

Mana full Sept 12

How to Apply

To view the position description: CLICK HERE. All applications should be directed to Mana Recruitment as we are partnering with them for these appointments. For a confidential chat and applications please call or email Heather Walker on (09) 632 1108 or to apply, send your updated CV and covering letter to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications Close: Monday 14th January 2019 at midnight.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time.

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