Principal Advisor, Investment Strategy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1432668
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor, Investment Strategy
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  • Summary:
  • Support the Ministry and District Health Boards
  • Support the development of long term investment plans
  • Provide written advice to Ministers and Cabinet


Do you want to be part of a newly created team tasked with supporting the delivery of capital infrastructure in the Health sector?


In Budget 2019, the Government announced $20 million over four years to enhance the capability and capacity of the Ministry to support DHBs’ capital investments, including the establishment of the health infrastructure unit.


The new unit is led by the Deputy Director-General, DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure and have teams headed up by a Director of Infrastructure and Group Manager, Capital Investment. The high-level functions include design standards, planning, prioritising and monitoring of infrastructure projects and delivery of infrastructure projects.


As a Principal Advisor in our Investment Strategy team you will support the Ministry’s capital investment prioritisation process.  This will include:

  • Developing strong relationships with DHBs and supporting them with business case development, providing support through the business case lifecycle from initial to full business cases. Engagement with Treasury to gain approval of business case content
  • Providing guidance on standards, including health specific business case templates
  • Leading engagement and support to DHBs with development of long-term investment plans for the medium to long term
  • Providing competent Health Reports, Ministerial briefings, written analysis to DHBs on their business cases etc
  • Provide subject matter expertise for other members of the team.


To be successful, you will need:

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills. Particularly the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in plain language to a variety of audiences
  • Skills and experience in capital investment processes and strategy
  • An ability to build, develop and foster positive and collaborative relationships across the Directorate, Ministry, Treasury and the wider health sector
  • Knowledge of the Health sector and Machinery of Government
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience (Health Service Planning, Health Management).


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Wednesday, 27 November 2019.


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