Principal Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 11-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1455518
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Wellington-based role in the Provincial Development Unit
  • Interesting, varied and challenging work in a high profile area


About the role

We are looking for a senior team player with great communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and with significant experience in risk, assurance and governance.

You will report to the Manager Risk, Assurance and Governance and be part of the team responsible for shaping and delivering the key risk, assurance, external reporting, compliance and governance processes for the Provincial Development Unit (PDU).


To succeed in the role you will need to:

  • Be a clear strategic and analytical thinker who is able to make connections and understand their implications for the benefit of the PDU
  • Have detailed knowledge of and experience with risk, governance and assurance frameworks, methodologies and techniques
  • Have the ability to quickly build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Have a can-do attitude and a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to develop trust and credibility and influence a wide range of MBIE and other government stakeholders
  • Have the ability to work in a complex, ambiguous, and ever-changing environment and to progress with limited direction from management
  • Have the ability to work across an organisation and leverage Ministry resources to support the PDU
  • Have excellent knowledge of the Machinery of Government (Ministers offices, ministerial and government processes)
  • Have the ability to actively manage multiple work streams at the same time, at times within tight time constraints
  • A relevant tertiary degree.

In return, we offer a collaborative workplace and the opportunity to be part of a high performing team who are playing their part in making a difference for regional New Zealand.


About the PDU

The PDU has been established to be the focal point within Government for regional economic development, and to design and implement the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF).

Through the PGF central government has committed to investing $1billion per annum over 3 years in regional economic development with the aim of lifting productivity potential in the provinces. Its priorities are to enhance economic development opportunities, create sustainable jobs, enable Māori to reach their full potential, boost social inclusion and participation, build resilient communities, and help meet New Zealand’s climate change targets.


Why work for us?

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad range of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.


About MBIE:

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government.  MBIE’s purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. 

Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours. 

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Maia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

To be considered for this position, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

Email Jo Smith quoting ref MBIE/1455518 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 22nd March 2020.