Principal Advisor (Investment Strategy)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1446303
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor (Investment Strategy)
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting new role in our new Health Infrastructure Unit
  • Opportunity to have impact – grow your skills and experience and shape work in an important and interesting area
  • Contribute to our health system and improve outcomes for all New Zealanders.


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 nation’s 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.


Within the Ministry of Health we are establishing a Health Infrastructure Unit to help support and guide health capital strategy and management over the next decade.  This exciting new area has responsibility for oversight of District Health Board capital business cases, service planning and asset management, as well as the delivery of some of the key capital redevelopments (including new hospitals) across the country. This is challenging but rewarding work to deliver important health infrastructure projects. Health infrastructure has a vital role in ensuring New Zealanders have access to high quality health services.


We are now looking for an enthusiastic Principal Advisor to lead key work streams relating to capital strategy. This is a critical role to ensure that we are meeting our capital and infrastructure objectives and involves working across central agencies and District Health Boards.


To be successful, you will need the following qualities:

  • Proven experience in developing or reviewing business cases and/or proven experience in capital strategy
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and demonstrate sound understanding of their operational environment and context
  • Ability to think strategically with an effective risk management radar
  • Ability to use and understand data to support programmes of work
  • Great leadership and organisation skills, and a willingness to learn
  • A tertiary level qualification (across various fields including law, business, and humanities) and/or appropriate experience.


As kaitiaki of our health and disability system, the Ministry of Health is here to ensure all New Zealanders are being well served – and that work is incredibly rewarding.


If you’re keen to put your skills to use for the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, this role is one of a number of exciting new positions becoming available. 


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 Friday, 14 February 2020.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.