Department of Internal Affairs NZ
Wellington, New Zealand
1h ago
source : Jobg8

Strategic Privacy Consultant

6 months secondment / fixed term

  • A range of flexible working options to meet your whānau and life commitments!
  • Flexibility, trust and the ability to truly make your mark on a role!
  • Help shape positive outcomes for all New Zealanders by contributing to Digital Public Service Strategy
  • About us :

    Our public service is being called upon to deliver a unified, seamless and effective digital experience for all New Zealanders.

    As a member of Digital Public Service / Te Kōtui Whitiwhiti branch you will help champion this change. We are seeking experienced professionals with vision and influence to help drive a strong, successful and connected digital public sector.

    The Digital Public Service Branch works across the public service to connect, influence and support the system to take advantage of new digital opportunities.

    It also supports the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) to drive the government's digital transformation and position government to succeed in a changing and evolving digital age.

    The Branch has recently redefined its purpose and reorganised itself to deliver on the expectations of the government's Strategy for a Digital Public Service.

    About the role :

    Due to an internal secondment we have opportunity for a strategic privacy consultant to join a team who form part of a group that develop, drive and implement change to enable agencies to meet their privacy obligations.

    The team brings together an advisory function that support and enable agencies to form part of the vision to meet the Strategy for a Digital Public Service.

    The position supports the functions and mandate of the Government Chief Privacy Officer, especially in working through and with agencies to lift privacy practice maturity and capability.

    This enables stakeholders to make informed decision and develop strong central positions on complex and emerging topics.

    You will be strongly supported in an environment that values continuous improvement and fosters a culture of encouraging "big picture" thinking to help our people connect and strive towards excellence.

    More information on our group can be found here #dps

    What will you bring to the role?

    You will bring an inclusive style to your work with the confidence to build strategic partnerships with agencies to deliver tailored solutions to achieve common goals.

    You will use your expertise to navigate complex situations with ease and facilitate the provision of strategic and high-quality privacy advice.

    As a SME you will contribute to the continual uplift of privacy awareness and on the identification and effective management of privacy risks.

    What you will need to succeed :

    The privacy consultant will bring a background from either (or combination of) a privacy, legal, regulatory, compliance or data governance experience to help drive and deliver the work.

    Key requirements include :

  • Have a strong understanding of the workings of the Privacy Act and on-the-ground privacy practice in support of the Act
  • Bring strong analytical, conceptual and creative problem-solving skills including experience in providing recommendations, analysis and improvements into privacy and related matters
  • Promote accountability, efficiency, transparency and compliance while identifying and ensuring continuous improvement
  • Provide influential and fit-for-purpose advice to stakeholders which support the strategic direction of privacy related matters
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing concise, arcuate and audience appropriate briefs and reports
  • Monitor and report on high priority issues, risks and trends and prepare and present comprehensive reports, briefings and agency submissions on complex issues
  • Ability to understand privacy risks inherent to assess the level of risk, and to develop and execute plans to mitigate risk or escalate where needed
  • Competent in identifying trends and emerging issues relevant to industry practices and standards
  • Ability to independently and effectively manage competing priorities and deliver results under competing demands and under time pressure
  • What we offer :

  • exposure across government agencies with value-driven interesting work
  • The on-going support of teams within the branch to encourage diversity of thought and challenge the status quo and knowledge sharing
  • A range of benefits including access to discounted healthcare, subsided school holiday programmes, allowance for vision and hearing care, with a variety of social committee and networks available
  • We offer a culture where our people are committed to creating a working environment that is inclusive and encourages talent and potential to thrive.

    We strongly believe in work life balance and this is practiced with a range of flexible work options and wellbeing initiatives - just talk to us about what works for you.

    Applications close : 5pm, Monday 22 November 2021

    For more information please contact : Heena Ravji at

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