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General Manager OPPG

Date:  04-May-2021

Wellington, NZ

About us

The Ministry of Social Development 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.



General Manager Organisational Planning, Performance and Governance (OPPG)


The Team 


The Organisational Planning, Performance and Governance team supports the Chief Executive, the Leadership Team, and Ministers in relation to MSD’s strategic planning and decision-making, governance, Crown Entity monitoring, and the annual budget process. 


Strategy and Insights

The Strategy and Insights group leads the development and implementation of the Ministry’s strategy by creating insights for effective decision making, focusing resources on the right investments, understanding and evaluating performance and supporting the alignment of the organisation to achieve its purpose.


The role


The General Manager OPPG sets the direction and culture for the team to perform at its best and ensures the timely and quality delivery of the team’s work. The General Manager plays an important wider leadership role in the development of the Ministry’s strategic direction and in the management and governance of the Strategy and Insights group and MSD overall.

This role is responsible for continuing to lift organisational capabilities through the planning and nurturing of our people and capabilities, to help us deliver a great experience to clients, staff and partners.


About you

As an established leader, the General Manager will need a continuous learning mindset; and the ability to drive collaboration with strong people leadership skills. You will have a detailed understanding and demonstrated experience of working with policy, budget and accountability/performance reporting processes.

You will have experience working with and building strong relationships with Ministers and executive-level stakeholders. 


How to apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 


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


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


Closing date: Sunday 23rd May 2021


Position Description

 If you have any questions regarding the role, or would like to have a confidential conversation please contact Claire Bartholomew, Recruitment Partner – 

Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.