General Manager Research and Evaluation

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 17-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1457197
  • Job Title: General Manager Research and Evaluation
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  • Summary:

Are you proven leader who is excited at the idea of leading a large complex and influential work programme?

Can you demonstrate a real passion for insights and a have collaborative leadership style?

Are you driven to make a positive change to the social wellbeing of New Zealanders?


Who we are:

Insights MSD is a group within Strategy & Insights with specific responsibility to develop and operate data and analytics capability, generate actionable insights, and provide tools to support decision making. The group’s focus is supporting people to make better decisions to improve New Zealanders’ lives, by making better use of data, information, and evidence.

The Research & Evaluation Group provides actionable evidence to influence, inform and shape policy development and service design and delivery through research, evaluation and monitoring of MSD programmes to achieve MSD’s outcomes.


The role

You will lead a multidisciplinary Group of over 30 motivated staff and be responsible for a significant budget and portfolio of work. You will drive a strong culture of client focus and collaboration; creating actionable insights; and being proactive and prioritised within the team and wider Insights MSD.  You will balance the need for immediate results and developing a broader knowledge base to aide decision making.

You will also play a key role in contributing to the collective leadership of Insights MSD. You will have an oversight and understanding of each Unit’s work programme and how your team fits into it, positioning Insights MSD to deliver greater value, and leading change.


What we are looking for

You will have proven experience in research, evaluation, and/or policy development. You are an adaptive leader that easily builds relationships with colleagues and stakeholders and can explain complex topics in simple terms. You are collaborative and passionate about people and will invest in growing and developing the Group.


If this sounds like you, then apply now!

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you will be empowered to take ownership for your team and results.

Salary Range: $166,001.00 – $249,001.00


How to apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate

External applicants (including Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.


Applications close: Sunday 5 April 2020.