Managing Principal

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/4602
  • Job Title: Managing Principal
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  • Summary:

Ready to play a key role in shaping defence and security policy for New Zealand in the information age?

Ministry of Defence (Manatū Kaupapa Waonga) have an opportunity for a Managing Principal or someone ready to take their next step up to this role.

Within the Development Branch of our Policy and Planning Division, this role provides the interface between the Ministry and other government agencies on defence capability projects and programmes, with policy analysis and support for capability requirements.   As Managing Principal you will lead and coach staff policy staff and demonstrate thought leadership in your area of responsibility while contributing to the wider Branch work programme.  

Manatū Kaupapa Waonga support and coach our managers to collectively do our best to lean-in to our staff with progressive approaches and policies which include flexible working and wellbeing provisions. You’ll be part of an inclusive working environment with a manager who will support you.

You’ll have these qualities:

  • A policy background demonstrating well-developed analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking skills
  • Success leading others, or managing a team (preferred) with an aptitude to coach others
  • Demonstrated ability, credibility and a depth and breadth of experience
  • Sound judgement, a collaborative approach, and a can-do attitude
  • Able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences
  • Comprehensive understanding of the New Zealand State Sector and the machinery of government.
  • Awareness of the defence and security sector (desirable)

Ko mātou ngā kaitohutohu matua ki te kāwanatanga mo ngā kaupapa waonga. Nā mātou hoki, ngā taputapu nunui i hoko, hei āheitanga i roto i ngā ringa o ngā tāne me ngā wahine o Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa.

We are the Government’s lead civilian advisor on defence. Our purpose is to advise and engage on defence matters to enhance the security and interests of New Zealand and its people, and to purchase major equipment which becomes a capability when it is used by the service men and women of the Defence Force.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance. This requires candidates to have been a New Zealand citizen, or a citizen of the United Kingdom, Canada, United States or Australia, for at least the past 10 years. You must also be able to work in New Zealand and for security clearance purposes this means a minimum of New Zealand permanent residency status, as well as being a citizen of one of the above countries.

Applications are to be received at www.jobs.defence.govt.nz by Thursday 5pm 11 February 2021