Senior Advisor
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
2d ago
  • Are you passionate about helping New Zealand’s most vulnerable?
  • Join a dynamic and inclusive working environment!
  • Two positions - National Office, Wellington based
  • About our Team

    MSD is a member of the Joint Venture Business Unit, which has recently released Te Aorerekura; The National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence’.

    As a result of this strategy, there is an increased focus on improving support for people who have experienced family violence and sexual violence, including people who use violence.

    The Safe, Strong Families and Communities (SSFC) team sits within the Māori, Community and Partnerships business unit at MSD.

    The current focus of the SSFC team is MSD’s response to family violence, sexual violence and building financial capability across New Zealand.

    We make a real and positive difference for communities, through the services we invest in and the support we give.

    About the Role

    As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for a number of contributions to the programme of work for people who use violence.

    This includes design, procurement, machinery of government and family violence expertise. This role involves working directly with non-government organisations, while also navigating government.

    We are looking for a broad set of skills within the Senior Advisor role. You will be expected to provide insight and analysis of systems and services at a national level and work closely with other government agencies.

    This will include developing and implementing services and system supports and promoting continuous improvement.

    Skills and Experience

    We are seeking positive individuals, with relevant prior experience in community and social services, or government. You will need excellent relationship management skills and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to making your working environments great places to work.

    You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop practical solutions for complex problems with a focus on getting the job done!

    To be successful in the role, you will :

  • Be comfortable with ambiguity
  • Be able to bring a fresh perspective into service design
  • Have a demonstrated ability of working collaboratively
  • Be able to deliver and work to competing deadlines
  • Be an innovative thinker that can provide practical solutions for complex issues
  • This is a new challenge for a highly capable Senior Advisor. An understanding of family violence or experience within the sector is desirable because you will provide important support systems to our New Zealand communities.

    If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to either take a step up, or take on the next set of challenges in your career, then we want to hear from you!

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