10 Sep 2019

Fixed-term Senior Implementation Advisor – Kaitohutohu Ārahi Whakatau

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Job Description

Senior Implementation Advisor – Kaitohutohu Ārahi Whakatau

A skilled advisor with leadership agility and strong analytical and problem-solving skills has the extraordinary opportunity to support change at a senior government level.

  • Lead the implementation of the new historic claims service design.
  • Highly innovative and forward-thinking team.
  • Extensive NZ government or NGO skill set required.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. Supporting the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders. Furthermore, the Ministry provides policy advice and delivers social services and assistance to the broadest range of New Zealand’s across whānau and communities, serving over a million people, via 160 centers around the country. It is likely that every New Zealander will encounter the Ministry at some point in their life.

In response to the recognised deficiencies in the historic claims resolution process, the Ministry sought independent advice on how to resolve, upholding best practice and timely outcomes for all. Whilst the scope of the report conducted was limited to how this affected Māori, the learnings are applicable to all.

As such, a range of new positions have been created with a claimant centric approach.

The Senior Implementation Advisor works with the Programme Manager to lead the implementation of the new historic claims service design. Utilising programme management tools, a key aspect of the position is to develop a work plan to enable the implementation of all the elements of the service design that is prioritised according to strategic needs and sets realistic timeframes for delivery. Providing guidance and support to a small team of advisors and overseeing quality assurance, you will be accountable for providing regular reporting, identifying and addressing risks to implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress against the work plan.

Developing and presenting advice on complex issues, you will ensure the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi, Human Rights and privacy considerations are fully addressed across all programmes of work. Contributing to strategic level commentary on the historic claims-wide view of the projects and programmes, you will expertly articulate the Ministry’s position and strategy on issues with accuracy and persuasion.

Contributing to the establishment of consistent quality practices, and adhering to governance arrangements, you will be responsible for the provision of high-quality analysis and project, programme and portfolio level reports.

Skills and experience required for the position are to include;

  • A highly developed knowledge of the public sector reporting processes and systems requirements.
  • Self- identification as working and leading in an agile manner and be accustomed to transforming ways of work.
  • Experience working on information sharing related projects within a government context.
  • The proven ability to lead both people and processes in an agile manner within a government social sector or NGO setting.
  • Ability to effectively lead, motivate, develop and coach others towards the achievement of goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; able to analyse data and write high level, complex reports.
  • The demonstrated experience in the leadership of strategic relationships and partnerships.
  • Evidenced skills in people influencing and leadership skills.
  • Past skills in process improvement identification.
  • Sound planning and project management experience.
  • Skilled in the application of the Treaty of Waitangi and the development of a service that is culturally responsive and incorporates an understanding of a Māori world view.
  • Strong partnership building skills with an ability to connect with people at all levels and build rapport.

A relevant tertiary or post graduate qualification is highly desirable and experience in the social services or government sector is mandatory.  A strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and the courage to take an innovative approach will be rewarded with a values-based culture, outcomes focussed leadership, and a team of people who are as likeminded and committed as you are.

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications Close: Thursday 19th September 2019 at 5pm.

How to Apply

To apply, or to enquire further in confidence call or email please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications Close: Thursday 19th September 2019 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Coordinators and Advisors, Government / Local Government, Policy and Strategy, and Social Services. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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