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Programme Manager - Organisational Planning, Performance & Governance - Wellington

Date:  21-Sep-2022

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 Manager - Organisational Planning, Performance & Governance - Wellington


  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Central Wellington Location
  • Fantastic Opportunity


Are you an experienced programme manager who is passionate about best practice in strategic planning, governance and accountability, and wanting to make a difference to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand?


A new opportunity has been created for a programme manager to facilitate and coordinate the full work program for MSD’s Organisational Planning, Performance and Governance unit (OPPG) based around its annual cycle of activity.


Reporting to the General Manager OPPG, you will plan and design the programme of work, including its governance framework, and ensure alignment of activities and effective prioritisation across OPPG. You will also develop and maximise the capability of the staff in OPPG, and foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and excellence within the Group.



About you


You bring:


  • an excellent knowledge of the machinery of government
  • experience working with senior stakeholders (including Ministers’ Offices and chief executive/deputy chief executive offices)
  • political nous
  • a passion to provide quality programme management
  • and outstanding relationship building skills at all levels



You will have a can-do attitude, the ability to lead and guide, and you will be able to flex to meet team priorities.



For a confidential conversation, please contact Audrey Bancroft, GM OPPG on

Salary range: $109,999.00 - $164,999.00






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: Wednesday, 5th  October 2022






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.