Portfolio Planner
New Zealand Army (NZ Army
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
1d ago
source : WHATJOBS

You are welcome to apply for as many civilian vacancies with NZDF as you wish. However, you must formally apply for each individual role.

NZDF will not accept one application from you with an expression of interest in multiple roles.

Vacancy Number NZDF-2011045

Region - Location Wellington - Petone

Category ICT

Total Remuneration $80023 - $98852 (including superannuation)

Applications Close Tuesday 8 December 2020

Description This is a full time permanent (civ) position

What you will do

We have one permanent and one 1 twelve month fixed term contract Portfolio Planner role available to start in 2021.

As a Portfolio Planner reporting to the Portfolio Manager within our Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Branch, you’ll be responsible for supporting CIS Branch to prioritise and size proposed work (programmes, projects and work-requests) as inputs into planning activities, business cases, resource planning, and budget development.

  • In this role you’ll work with appropriate governance committees to ensure there is alignment between the projects initiated and the strategy and priorities of NZDF;
  • and you’ll provide rigour to the prioritisation process by defining work resource requirements.

    Working closely with the portfolio and projects team you’ll plan for project delivery and ensure that projects are appropriately prioritised and planned for.

    You’ll also contributes to solution development and project scheduling across CIS Branch.

    What we need

    This is a relationship focussed role requiring highly developed communication and stakeholder management skills. We’re keen to hear from you if you are a results-driven and customer focused project professional with knowledge and technical expertise in project management and / or project delivery.

    In particular you will have :

  • Experience evaluating and sizing a range of ICT projects, ranging from work requests to large scale projects and programmes;
  • Knowledge and experience using project sizing and estimation techniques, including modelling and financial forecasting (including whole-of-life costing);
  • Demonstrable experience using data analysis tools and technologies;
  • The ability to build sound working relationships; and

    Experience in applying multi criteria decision-making frameworks to the evaluation process of projects and programmes.

    A relevant qualification containing estimating and forecasting disciplines, or equivalent experience is desirable.

    Please note : You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

    Who we are

    Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

    As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

    CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We enable the interaction between our people, our partners and the broader defence community, at home and abroad.

    Why Us

    NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs / opinions, or family circumstances.

    In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with :

  • Great benefits for you and your family ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture

  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

    How to Apply

    The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Hays Recruitment, who will consider your application in the first instance.

    To apply you must follow this link : Portfolio Planner

    For further information, contact Catherine van der Merwe at Hays Recruitment via email catherine.vandermerwe hays.co.nz

    Please note : If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

    Applications close on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

    Please note : Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.

    The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows :

    Higher level Security Clearance

    most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR

  • is a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA;
  • and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

    If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

    Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process :

    http : / / www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz / eligibility-tool

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