20/115 Principal Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    5 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 12-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: 150615
  • Job Title: 20/115 Principal Advisor
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Type: Fixed Term/Secondment – 6 months
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: AoG Services Delivery
Branch: Digital Public Services
Salary: $129,622-$175,371


Principal Advisor to the GM AoG Services Delivery for the Digital Public Service

Te Tari Taiwhenua/Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation. We deliver value to New Zealanders in many ways leading digital government, keeping Kiwis safe from harm, supporting strong and resilient communities, strengthening civic participation and governance, and fostering our cultural identity. In other words, we are all about helping to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders.

Digital Public Service Branch

Our public service is being called upon to deliver a unified, seamless and effective digital experience so that New Zealanders have the best possible experience of government. We are seeking experienced, strategic leaders to work with vision and influence to help enable and drive a strong, successful and connected digital public sector. 

This work is critical to creating the platform for government to respond to people s expectations for faster, more agile, accessible and integrated digital services.

The branch achieves this by working across the public service to connect, influence and support the system to transform and better respond to the ever-changing digital landscape. It also supports the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO), whose work supports a modern adaptive public service to have the skills, technology and data to operate at pace and to meet changing needs.

This branch has recently redefined its purpose and reorganised to better meet the needs of a digital public service. This fixed term role is the result of this redesign.

Principal Advisor

The Principal Advisor role provides support and advice to the General Manager All of Government (AoG) Services Delivery, it will support and may lead special projects and execute the GM s broader system leadership responsibilities. The role works directly with the GM AoG Services Delivery and the senior leadership team in a key role, by proactively balancing and working with the Services Delivery leadership team to act as a strategic liaison.  This key role will provide insight and advice on a range of matters, will facilitate effective solutions to urgent or ongoing issues, and facilitates and maintains effective working relationships with the DPS SLT, Central Agencies and other stakeholders including Ministers and Minister offices.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience at a Senior Principal Advisor level with an excellent understanding of government and working with senior leaders, Central Agencies and Ministers/Ministerial Offices
  • Demonstrated success in building, maintaining and using networked relationships to deliver results
  • An objective approach and be politically astute
  • Experience driving results in a changing environment and balancing priorities and associated risks
  • Proven ability to influence and facilitate significant change in thinking and approach
  • A pragmatic approach to operationalising strategy
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with initiative, flexibility and the ability to be proactive. 


To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government


Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 26 March 2020
For more information please contact: Sandra Lowe 027 758 5867 or Sandra.lowe@dia.govt.nz
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