Job Vacancy: Principal Advisor – Māori

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

  • Varied, challenging and highly rewarding role
  • Work to make a positive difference for New Zealand Maori
  • 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 Principal Advisor Māori role
The Principal Advisor – Māori will provide high level strategic, technical and analytical leadership for the Community Partnerships and Programmes Group and the wider Ministry to gather and share insights and advice on how to make it easier for Māori to engage with the Ministry and for the Ministry to become more effective in the delivery of services for Māori clients, families and communities.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership or project management experience
  • Extensive client service knowledge
  • Excellent ability at building and maintaining effective relationships
  • Skills in research and analysis and the ability to communicate these effectively

Coupled with clear concise written and verbal skills you will be influential amongst Māori community networks and drive improvements that will ultimately improve the lives and outcomes for Māori.  If this sounds like you, apply now.

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