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Project Coordinator

Date:  22-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.



Project Coordinator


  • Are you passionate about helping New Zealanders?
  • Key role supporting the success of projects
  • Permanent, Wellington based


Exciting opportunity to support key projects within Māori Communities and Partnerships


The Ministry of Social Development is committed to achieve better outcomes for all New Zealanders.  To do this, we have three key shifts that underpin everything we do:


Mana Manaaki: A positive experience every time
Kotahitanga: Partnering for greater impact
Kia Takatu Tatou: Supporting long term social and economic development


Tēnei tūranga - About the role


As a Project Coordinator, you’ll deliver high quality project and administration support services, including secretariat support for a range of activities. Your high-calibre communication and administration skills will be vital to the success and achievements of multiple project activities.
Project Coordinators’ roles are crucial the organisations success because they ensure projects run smoothly by controlling workflow, scheduling assignments, evaluating the course of the project and reporting its status to the management and stakeholders.

He kōrero mōu | About you


Skills and experience required

  • Experience in and an understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • Experience in working in a multi-project and/or Programme Management Office (PMO) environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Visio, MS Project)
  • The ability to work in a team environment, demonstrate initiative, adapt and cope with continuing change
  • Experience in secretariat duties including coordinating schedules, paper preparation and minute taking
  • The ability to prioritise, schedule work to meet deadlines and maintain the quality of services delivered
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written format) appropriate to the target audience
  • Experience of working in an environment that requires a high level of discretion, sensitivity, and interpersonal interaction

Salary range: $62,660.00 - $76,585.00






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: 5 pm, Sunday 9th October 






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.