Portfolio Manager
Ministry of Health
Wellington, NZ
3d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to people with disabilities and their families?
  • Permanent position based in Wellington
  • This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in community-based services for people with disabilities and their families.

    The overall purpose of the position is to manage the contracts and relationships with organisations contracted to provide services under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003.

    The nature of these services means the successful candidate will need to have extensive experience in contracting of services.

    As a Portfolio Manager you will do the following :

  • Negotiate and manage a portfolio of service contracts within the Ministry’s purchasing and pricing frameworks and nationwide service framework in order to ensure consumer-focused services
  • Manage the implementation and roll out of service improvements within the portfolio, including a key consultation role with the sector
  • Establish and maintain effective provider and service user relationships
  • Work with the Quality team to ensure the quality and effectiveness of services provided is monitored and maintained
  • We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person with a positive attitude who can demonstrate and implement innovative ideas.

    The successful candidate will enjoy taking on a challenge, being part of a team, and be effective at negotiation, and creating positive relationships.

    We are looking for someone who has experience working within the health and disability sector, has extensive contract and project management experience, skills in problem-solving, has experience and understanding of purchasing and pricing frameworks, can articulate and present information confidently to external groups, and has a passion for high standards.

    The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of legal systems and / or knowledge of the ID high and complex framework.

    The team sits within the Disability Directorate which provides leadership and stewardship to the disability sector to ensure an equitable, fair, and consistent disability system.

    If you’re passionate about contributing to positive health outcomes for New Zealanders with disabilities, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Please indicate your subject matter expertise in your covering letter.

    Ngā uaratanga Our Ministry values

    The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation’s health and disability system.

    We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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