Housing Technical Principal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 22-DEC-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1503501
  • Job Title: Housing Technical Principal Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Fixed-term or secondment for 18 months based in Wellington
  • Leading strategic, insightful housing policy using your technical skills in housing builds, specifications and the Resource Management Act
  • Working across government, and building relationships that enable better housing solutions for our Pacific People

As Principal Housing Advisor you will work on specific housing policy work programmes and provide policy advice and delivery. You will bring solid technical skills and an understanding of the Resource Management Act. In the newly formed Policy Housing team, you will facilitate, influence and support in the leadership and implementation of government housing policy and stakeholder outreach strategies for priority Pacific People housing initiatives.

You will leverage Pacific Peoples’ insights, existing government policy to compliment your technical housing skills alongside your expertise to contribute strategically towards Housing programmes that bring value and new initiatives to life. Supporting the Director Housing Policy, you will work collaboratively to facilitate the Ministry’s position to shape positive housing outcomes for Pacific communities, while positioning the Ministry as a credible, ethical, and respected leader in social policy.

Our vision, Our Goals – Lalanga Fou

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples make a significant contribution to improve outcomes for Pacific People. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into fabric of New Zealand government. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture, and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples.

What we look for in our Principals Advisors:

  • A subject matter expert who will provide advice related to technicalities for housing builds, specifications and the Resource Management Act
  • Confident in delivering the work programmes that aligns with and support the Ministry’s strategic direction around improved outcomes for housing for Pacific communities
  • Solid knowledge about houses and the Resource Management Act and how the Ministry can influence across the housing sector and ministerial portfolios
  • Confident at establishing and maintaining strong external partnerships and collaborates across government stakeholders to influence impactful change on policy advice and opportunities to identify, anticipate, define, and confirm policy housing issues
  • Monitoring and reviewing large and complex housing work programmes, influencing outcomes-based deliverables
  • Leading the provision of technical advice on the direction and scope of housing projects that are impactful using best practice methodologies, techniques, and procedures
  • Supporting the development and delivery of strategic Policy housing advice including innovative policy options and formulating policy housing strategies

To be successful in this role you will bring the following:

  • Strong technical knowledge of housing – particularly as it relates to building specifications, the Resource Management Act and building requirements
  • An understanding of the economic and population-based housing position across New Zealand and the impacts on Pacific Peoples
  • Demonstrated abilities to think strategically and an ability to articulate policy development and implement delivery of policy to ensure improved outcomes for Pacific families and communities
  • Exceptional skills in influencing and creating partnerships, sharing a policy vision with the Chief, DCE and Minister(s) to ensure alignment by having a good understanding of the machinery of government and how to navigate it
  • Proven policy and/or government relations experience in a social policy or population-based focus, not for profit organisation, government department or political office
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication and verbal skills, with the ability to confidently communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to engage with different audiences on complex policy issues
  • Demonstrated solid research skills, including the ability to perform robust reviews, analyse and draw insights from data

Working for us

At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we offer attractive employment benefits including market salary, healthcare insurance for permanent employees, flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies. Whilst the work is challenging, you be rewarded by contributing to positive outcomes with a focus on better outcomes for our Pacific People.

At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we recognise that diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation for our Pacific People and achieve our Lalanga Fou goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect, and connection with the communities where we work – benefiting individual employees and our Pacific People across New Zealand.

If you would like more information please email recruitment@mpp.govt.nz quoting the position title in the subject. Applications will be reviewed throughout advertising and we may reach out to you if further information is required.

Applications close on Monday, 25 January 2021.