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Programme Manager

Date:  13-May-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, Maori, Partnerships and Programmes


  • Join a rewarding workplace environment
  • Get involved with exciting programmes and projects
  • Wellington based, permanent full-time opportunity


Are you passionate about the delivery of effective plans that result in better outcomes for New Zealanders?


About this role 

The Partnerships and Programmes team focuses on building strong and resilient communities using a range of prevention and community development approaches which lead to sustainable and long term outcomes for whānau, communities and whole of populations.
Reporting to the General Manager Maori, Partnerships and Programmes, as the Programme Manager you will lead, manage and deliver the service and contract management programmes and projects.
You will ensure that the delivery of project outputs meets programme requirements, and is to the appropriate quality, on time and within budget.
You will provide day-to-day management of direct reports and ensure your team have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to deliver the work programme and implement appropriate professional development strategies to enhance staff capability. 

Skills and experience 

To be considered for this role you will have:


  • At least five years’ experience at management level preferably in the public sector.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven project management experience. PRINCE2 and MSP accreditation with demonstrated use of recognised project and programme methodology.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience and excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership demonstrated in co-ordinating and integrating projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand financial data and information.


This is an excellent opportunity to lead and deliver on pieces of work that really make a difference!

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: 5pm, Sunday, 29 May 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 which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.