Deputy Director Performance and Reporting

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 24-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF1910068
  • Job Title: Deputy Director Performance and Reporting
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What you will do

As the Deputy Director within the Strategy Management portfolio, you will be responsible for providing advice to senior leaders on organisational performance and will be responsible for;

  • Advising the Defence Strategy Management Team on best-practice performance measurement and management processes to support evidence-based decision-making and organisational outcomes;
  • Managing and enhancing NZDF’s Performance Management Framework and including wider implementation across Defence;
  • Advising on current performance issues and identifying options for closing performance gaps; and
  • Preparing reports and communication of the NZDF performance to external stakeholders, including Ministers.

What we need

To be successful in this role, you will be a strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in best-practice performance management, advice, reporting, research and analysis.  You will be able to identify complex problems and succinctly communicate solutions. Additionally you will need to be:

  • A strong leader who can drive high standards and performance by setting clear direction, empowering and engaging people and operating consistently in accordance with NZDF’s culture and expected behaviours;
  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and able to influence key stakeholders;
  • A critical thinking who is able to analyse and question information in order to support strategic decision making;
  • Experienced in providing leadership at a strategic level and leading small teams to solve complex multi-disciplinary problems.

Who we are

Defence Strategy Management supports the Chief of Defence Force by managing the Defence Force’s strategy and planning, portfolio management, performance management and governance arrangements.

This includes:

  • Leading strategic planning and oversight of the Defence Force strategy;
  • Leading NZDF’s annual, four-year, and strategic planning processes, ensuring supporting plans are aligned with the Defence Force’s objectives;
  • Developing risk management strategies and processes and guiding the delivery of these throughout all levels of the Defence Force;
  • Providing strategic risk guidance to governance boards;
  • Strategic portfolio definition and prioritisation;
  • Monitoring delivery of plans and providing advice to improve performance;
  • Preparation of external accountability documents for the Chief of Defence Force;
  • Governance support and advice.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Kent Collard on 027 289 2978.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 11 November 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.