Principal and Senior Advisors - Strategic Issues and Investment (Strategy and Insights)
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
4d ago
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Permanent and Fixed Term Opportunities

  • Lead work on complex and strategically important social issues
  • Support the Ministry to focus its resources on investments that position it to respond effectively to issues over the medium-to-long term
  • Lead by example in the use evidence and critical thinking to make a difference for New Zealanders
  • We are looking for two to three new team members, at either the Senior Advisor or Principal Advisor levels. We’re open to permanent, fixed-term or secondment appointments.

    The Strategy and Insights Group leads the development and implementation of the Ministry’s strategy by creating insights for effective decision-making, focusing resources on the right investments, understanding and evaluating performance and supporting the alignment of the organisation to achieve its purpose.

    Strategic Issues and Investment works on issues of high or future significance to MSD.

  • Our Principal Advisors lead work dealing with complex issues that have the potential to deliver better social and employment outcomes for New Zealanders.
  • As a Senior Advisor you will have responsibility for leading delivery of priority products and contributing across a range of areas.

    If you are looking for career development and have a strong policy, research or data analysis background, this could be a great opportunity to develop and extend your experience and skills.

    Examples of the team’s work include work on child poverty reduction, mitigating the social and psychosocial impacts of COVID-19, household incomes and material wellbeing, MSD’s employment and social outcomes investment strategy, social sector commissioning, community resilience and how the welfare system meets the needs of New Zealanders.

    To be successful in these roles you will need :

  • substantial applied policy, research and / or analytical experience
  • proven skills and a knowledge base relevant to working on social issues
  • strong relationship management, communication and influencing skills.
  • We value diversity and are looking to increase the team’s capability and impact by expanding its breadth of experience, perspectives and backgrounds.

    If you have any questions about this or any other aspects of the team or roles, please contact Laura Crespo or Sean Maxwell, the team’s Co-Directors (Co Directors Strategic Issues Investment

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