Policy Project Coordinator and Senior Policy Project Coordinatorat NZ Ministry of Education
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

We are looking for a Policy Project Coordinator and a Senior Policy Project Coordinator.

Reporting to the policy work Programme Manager, is the roles are responsible for supporting policy managers and their teams in structuring, managing and reporting on complex or significant pieces of work.

These are as much solo roles as they are part of the wider Policy programme support and coordination team (PSC). The streams of work you will support will either see you deployed to provide assistance as work is initially stood up (calling on your expertise to embed best practice and establish reporting templates and work to prepare the manager etc.

right through to working as part of the wider team to proactively support significant and complex pieces of work that reach across the whole Ministry or educational sector.

At the Senior level of the role, you will work with the policy work Programme Manager to support the strategic oversight of all programme and project work and the continued development of a stronger group focus on the tracking and delivery of outcomes.

This role is the typical, no two days are the same type of position. No two projects are the same and therefore the call on your focus, experience, relationship skills and working pace will change frequently.

About you

Comfortable engaging with a variety of audiences, you will thrive on variety, challenges and bringing organisation and shape to fast paced fluid challenges with significant deliverables.

Because of the need for this person to hit the ground running, and support managers to establish best practice, you will need to be able to demonstrate a strong background in a similar project coordination type position.

You will also have :

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced working environment
  • The ability to develop working relationships and build credibility at all levels
  • At the Senior level of the role, capability to lead project teams and provide mentorship support to more junior team members
  • Excellent oral and written communications, including the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • Experience in a government agency or the education sector is highly advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for the work of the Ministry
  • Are you ready to make a difference?

    We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific, and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

    As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

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