Manager Investment Monitoring
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development NZ
Wellington, Wellington, NZ
21h ago
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development NZ Wellington Central, North Island

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads Aotearoa - New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga reflects the intention of the foundation for a treasured home'. The name comes from the Māori whakatauki (proverb) he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia', - a treasured home will endure, not so a treasured person'.

It carries with it a strong connection to our purpose : he kāinga ora, he hapori ora - thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home.

The importance of ensuring the wellbeing of people within the home, and our connection with the land - acknowledges the generations of people who have always called this place home' - and affirms our commitment to delivering for future generations of New Zealanders.

This role reports to the Head of Crown Entity Performance and Monitoring as part of the Organisational Performance group, which supports HUD to progress the outcomes we are trying to achieve.

About the role Mō te tūnga

With the right attitude, experience and commitment to both long and short term goals, this role is an opportunity to work across the organisation and public sector, to help address one of the most pressing issues facing New Zealand society today.

HUD plays an important role in this as a Crown entity monitoring agency by assisting Ministers to manage the Crown's interests in, and relationships with, the Crown Entities they oversee.

Since the inception of HUD in October 2018, significant investment into the housing system has been secured through Government Budget processes, with a large portion allocated to the Crown entities that we monitor.

Billions of dollars of new investments have been introduced such as the Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, and substantial growth in the Government's build programme.

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities in particular, is responsible for significant delivery of this and HUD works closely with them in our role supporting Ministers to oversee the Crown's investments and interests.

This is a unique opportunity to establish and lead a team to provide high quality investment programme oversight, particularly for Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities.

This role requires a focus on value-for-money assessments, and assessment of debt governance and balance sheet sustainability.

In addition, given the complexity of the significant investment programmes our Crown entities are responsible for delivering, systemic challenges within the housing sector and other risks, the requirement for robust advice and insights to Ministers on investments is amplified - this role will provide leadership to achieve this, and ultimately support the Government to achieve its outcomes.

The Manager Investment Monitoring role will be responsible for :

establishing, managing and leading the investment monitoring function, including capability building, identifying necessary processes and approaches, setting direction and embedding HUD's core values within the team

increasing capability in business case analysis in alignment with public sector investment management system guidance, monitoring and reporting of significant investments, and assessment of financial sustainability including balance sheet and debt analysis.

taking a broad perspective by working across HUD with your colleagues, with our Crown entities, and with our public sector stakeholders, to ensure the large investments made to improve the housing system are used well and have the intended impact over time

developing relationships at senior levels with key stakeholders and agencies (including Kāinga Ora, The Treasury and Ministers offices)

Ō wheako, ō pukenga About you

We are looking for an exceptional people leader who has operated in establishment roles where the environment is continuously evolving, busy and challenging.

You will need to be adaptable, flexible and resilient.

The role requires a high degree of political awareness, tailoring and positioning advice for key stakeholders in a pragmatic way while navigating differing perspectives from interested parties.

This requires the ability to think strategically and utilise the team to unpick complex programmes of work.

Experience in investment analysis is preferred, but not essential as there is an expectation that the team will undertake the detailed analysis, with the Manager role having a strong focus on connecting across a range of stakeholders.

This requires the ability develop trust and credibility at a senior level and your stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills are second to none.

Ideally your skills and experience will include :

Proven people and operational leadership experience including establishing capability, systems and processes and creating a safe, positive, and thriving workplace environment, preferably in Central or Local Government

Proven ability to develop key relationships at senior levels with key stakeholders and agencies

A track record of providing quality advice in an ambiguous, challenging environment

We know we won't achieve change by focusing simply on what we do without taking a system-wide view. Instead, we are shaping a platform that will enable change to happen across the system.

If you would like to be part of the mahi we are undertaking, please apply today.

Me pēhea te tuku tono How to apply

Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter.

Please note, while applications close Thursday 26 May 2022, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of its people and of the diverse communities we work with.

Our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy requires that all new employees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a pre-requisite of employment.

As such we will ask you to confirm your vaccination status and to provide evidence of this during our recruitment process.

For further inquiries please contact Angela Lewis : hud.govt.nz.

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