Principal Advisor Ministerial Services
Ministry of Justice
Wellington City, NZ
2d ago

Principal Advisor Ministerials - Joint Venture, Family Violence and Sexual Violence

Kāhore tētahi o tātou, taea te mahi, ngā mahi e taea o tātou katoa

Not one of us alone can do the job as well as all of us working together

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga / About the Role

The Principal Advisor Ministerial Services is responsible for providing timely, comprehensive, and tailored Ministerial services, including the release of information to the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence and responses to parliamentary, customer, and public requests for information.

The Principal Advisor Ministerial Services also supports the wider JVBU team to deliver responses within required timeframes and to a high-quality standard.

This requires working collaboratively with the JVBU, the Ministry of Justice and the other Joint Venture agencies to ensure that responses meet statutory requirements, align to publicly available information, and are issued within relevant timeframes.

The Principal Advisor Ministerial Services also plays a key role in managing the relationship and liaising between the JVBU and the office of the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence.

This role will lead the delivery of complex and sensitive requests and be responsible for providing quality assurance, coaching and mentoring to junior staff, peer support, and technical advice to the JVBU.

This a position where relationship management plays a key role and one that is expected to support and guide other members of the team.

Crown - Māori partnerships, Joint Venture relationships and collaboration, systems thinking and incorporating the voices of New Zealanders are critical to the success of the Joint Venture.

It is expected the Principal Advisor Ministerial Services will ensure these are proactively considered and included in everyday work.

He pūkenga tou / Skills and Experience

To be successful in the role the ideal candidate will :

  • Be able to provide leadership in the delivery of ministerial support to the Director of the JVBU and the Deputy Director Operations
  • Be skilled at anticipating and planning for the requirements of the office of the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence to ensure that advice that provided is relevant and meets the needs of the office
  • Lead responses to OIA requests, ensuring responses meet statutory requirements, align to publicly available information and are issued to required timeframes
  • Demonstrate expertise and assist others to work within the requirements of Official Information Act, Privacy Act, and any other relevant legislation.
  • Provide advice and guidance to employees across the JVBU, responding to OIA requests, with particular regard to correct process and requirements under relevant legislation
  • Support the JVBU Leadership Team in the effective development of ministerial processes and advice
  • Act as coordinator between the JVBU and other Joint Venture agencies to ensure cooperation on responses to official correspondence
  • Identify and implement improvements to official correspondence processes and systems
  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience; and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Good research and information management skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy of written communication skills and numeracy with excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to build credibility and strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Flexible and responsive to client and stakeholder needs
  • Proven ability to prioritise work, work under pressure, and to tight timeframes and makes timely decisions that stand up to scrutiny
  • A high level of personal integrity is essential given access to highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Mō te tīma / About the Joint Venture Business Unit

    In September 2018, a Joint Venture of government agencies was established to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand.

    The Joint Venture Business Unit supports the Joint Venture to operate, including by being the Government's lead advisor on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective.

    We lead with influence and collaboration to provide space, focus and momentum for government, Māori, communities, NGOs and private organisations to work together.

    We work with our partners to provide strategic policy advice and recommendations to the Joint Venture and to Government, including on the strategic direction and actions to take.

    We ensure our advice is based on best practice, evidence and includes the voice of lived experience. We establish and maintain relationships with our partners, designing and developing better solutions that bring about transformative change and establishing effective governance.

    We monitor and report on the performance of the family violence and sexual violence system. We role model the change we wish to see and are a facilitator for Māori - Crown partnerships.

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