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Project Coordinator - Safe, Strong Families and Communities

Date:  11-Oct-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.



Project Coordinator – Safe, Strong Families and Communities



•    Contribute to a variety of programmes of work
•    Fast paced, collaborative environment
•    Fixed-term / secondment to 30 June 2022 – hourly based contractors will be considered!


The Māori, Communities and Partnerships Group is responsible for building capability across MSD to support the aspirations of Māori, connecting and collaborating to build effective partnerships and community approaches that achieve better outcomes for those who most need our support.


We are looking for an energetic Project Coordinator to provide administration, monitoring and governance to our programmes/projects. This role works closely with project and business managers to deliver outcomes by providing a mix of operational support as well as building internal and external relationships.  


As a Project Coordinator, you’ll deliver high quality project and administration support services. Your high-calibre communication and administration skills will be vital to the success and achievements of multiple programme activities.


Ideally you will bring:

• Strong administration experience
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft software, EXCEL 
• Excellent planning and organisation skills
• Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic attitude
• Excellent problem-solving abilities
• Strong partnership builder
• Highly effective communication skills
• Sound judgement, professionalism, and integrity
• Ability to perform under pressure


If you’ve got what it takes, we would love to hear from you.









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:  18 October 2021.






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.