Planning Advisor
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
1d ago

Fixed term contract to mid-2023

On behalf of the Regional Public Service Commissioner and Regional Leadership Group, MSD is recruiting a Planning Advisor to support the Director of the Regional Covid-19 Coordination Centre.

The purpose of this team is to support a multi-agency approach to ensure wrap around services are provided to mitigate the impact of Covid in our community.

The successful applicant will be working collaboratively with all Covid-19 response agencies including the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office, three District Health Boards, Regional Public Health, Primary Health Organisations, the Regional Public Service Commissioner, Regional Leadership Group and MSD.

The team will also link into similar work happening in neighbouring regions.

Responsibilities will include :

  • Accessing and interpreting data to determine how to shape the regional response
  • Building effective working relationships with partner agencies and community representatives
  • Progressing collaborative response and recovery planning with partner agencies and community groups
  • Developing action and contingency plans for the region
  • Being the conduit for iwi / Māori and Pasifika health and welfare providers to identify and escalate issues
  • Supporting and standing in for the Director as required
  • Building a transition plan for return to BAU
  • This role needs very strong interpersonal skills and an ability to develop strong and effective relationships across diverse groups.

    Risk assessment and strong analytical skills are required along with flexibility, problem solving experience and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

    This role requires advanced planning skills and sound situational awareness along with the ability to make quality decisions which deliver appropriate responses.

    If you are client focused, passionate about our region and seek a challenging role which will require diplomacy, integrity and energy, this position will be of interest.

    Salary range to $84,520.

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