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Programme Office Advisor - Wellington

Date:  14-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 Office Advisor


We are looking for an Advisor to provide a range of planning, coordination and support services and functions for the Director, Organisational Development and Learning, and the wider team.


This includes providing support for project and programme planning, analysis, reporting and governance and for advising project and programme leaders on Ministry standards for project management methodologies, standards and tools.


As an ideal candidate you will have:


  • demonstrated experience in developing project-related frameworks and other methodologies, tools, standards and templates
  • financial experience in a project environment including tracking financial performance against budgets and forecasts
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • great relationship management skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels
  • skill using MS Word, Excel, Visio, Teams and project management software


You will be joining a supportive team environment working alongside a committed and talented group of people.… and this is a variety filled role that may lead you to other opportunities within the People Group and wider Ministry.


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: Wednesday, 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.