Programme Managerat Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About us

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Programme Manager

  • Lead and manage work programmes across Māori, Communities and Partnerships
  • Provide high quality advice in a varied, challenging and highly rewarding role
  • Permanent role, Wellington based
  • The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.

    In our work, we make a real and positive difference for communities, through the services we invest in and the support we give.

    The Programme Manager will be responsible for leading and managing a variety of Service and Contract Management programmes / projects and is accountable for the successful delivery of new capabilities.

    In this newly created role, you will initiate and deliver a range of programmes that have been allocated to the project delivery group based in Māori, Communities and Partnerships, and MSD priorities.

    The Programme Manager may be responsible for managing multiple projects and / or programmes in parallel.

    To be successful in this role, you will need :

  • Demonstrated use of recognised project and programme methodology and tools or extensive experience in business project / change management role
  • Understand the key strategic issues facing the Ministry and Government priorities
  • Lead and support work programmes on a broad range of issues in service and contract management
  • Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to provide robust recommendations
  • Extensive experience in management of complex work programmes and leading teams preferably in the public sector
  • Proven experience of managing complex relationships, both internally and externally, with the ability to establish credibility at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • If you are keen to be involved and work in a high-profile arena, we would like to hear from you.

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