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Programme Advisor

Date:  15-Mar-2023

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.



Programme Advisor



•    Full time, Permanent Position

•    Location: National Office, Wellington

•    Opportunity to be part of an exciting Transformation journey for MSD

•    Innovative programme of work

•    Bring your facilitation and communication skills




About the Role


MSD’s Transformation Office is responsible for leading the strategic management of MSD’s overall Integrated Work programme, which includes Te Pae Tawhiti Programme as well as all other work in portfolios. 

The Transformation Office is a team of trusted experts and advisors, offering support and guidance to MSD in value delivery and transformation. Being the stewards and custodians of enterprise information as a single source of truth, using data to provide problem-solving and decision support, and sponsoring effective ways of working for change delivery. 

The Programme Advisor role supports the efficient and effective management and delivery of MSD’s work programme, helping to establish and improve frameworks and processes to ensure its smooth and effective operation.

This is a key role, supporting the effectiveness of governance and reporting processes.  The role helps to facilitate the governance forward plan, agendas, papers and registers, and supports creation of accurate and insightful reporting to enable MSD to make well-informed investment decisions.




Our ideal candidate will have:

•    Highly effective organisation and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise in a busy and complex environment.
•    Achievement of results in a time pressured environment.
•    Excellent communication (both oral and written) skills.
•    Able to establish, build and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with key stakeholders.
•    Experience using formal project management methodology and sound knowledge of agile ways of working.
•    Able to participate confidently and competently in situations that involve processes, systems and organisations based on Matauranga Māori




Salary range: $71,943.00 - $87,931.00






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 key responsibilities 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: 29 March 2023






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.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.