Job Vacancy: Director – Māori and Pacific

Date: 26-Sep-2017
Location: Wellington, NZ
Company: Ministry of Social Development

  • Take your next step as a senior leader in a rewarding role
  • Work to make a positive difference for Māori and Pacific clients, whānau and communities
  • Join a revitalised and exciting team!

About the Ministry of Social Development
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.  

About Community, Partnerships and Programmes
Community, Partnerships and Programmes (CPP) is responsible for strategic partnerships; community, employment and population based programmes and the service management of contracted services including family and sexual violence.  This group is about connecting and collaborating to build effective partnerships that achieve better outcomes for those individuals, whānau and communities who most need our support.

About the Director Māori and Pacific Role
The Director Māori and Pacific will provide the senior leadership to drive change and to influence key decisions for Māori and Pacific population groups. The Director will be responsible for the development of an overarching strategy to strengthen and improve outcomes for Māori and Pacific clients, whānau and communities. They will promote diversity, inclusiveness and influence key decisions in relation to these priority population groups.

About your Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role, you will possess:

  • Senior leadership experience with a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes & building staff capability
  • Strength in leading others through change
  • Skills in managing complex internal and external relationships and networks
  • Strong strategic thought processes

How to apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External applicants (including Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Applications close: 10 October 2017