Principal Advisor, Sector Investment

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisor
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 22-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1428609
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor, Sector Investment
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Principal Advisor, Investment, Sector Group, National Office, Permanent


Would you like to work in a multidisciplinary team that provides thought leadership and stewardship of Justice system investment? Do you have a strategic mind, care about improving performance of the system, a passion for driving long term system change, engaging with senior leaders across the sector and Crown entities to make a positive impact for New Zealanders? The Ministry of Justice’s Sector Group now has an opportunity for a Principal Advisor to join the Investment Team – could this be you?

About the Sector Group:

Sector Group is a set of multi-disciplinary teams that brings together the best of strategy, investment, policy, data analysis, research and evaluation capabilities to inform decision making by Justice system leaders. We support justice agencies to work together to deliver ambitious results for a safe and just New Zealand.

The Investment Team is part of the Ministry’s Sector Group. We take a justice system-wide view on investment, productivity and performance to ensure the best use of system resources over the long term to achieve the priorities the Government. You will work collaboratively with other agencies, the corporate centre, and a range of senior people in the Ministry of Justice.

We work at the nexus of strategy, business planning, data analysis, research and policy. We are multi-disciplinary team with expertise in policy, finance, delivery, strategy, business performance, and governance.

About the role:

The Principal Advisor, Sector Investment, will lead improvements in improving overall justice system investment capability and performance. You will lead initiatives to inform investment decisions across the Justice System by taking a whole of system perspective and a life-time view of system users that is framed within the Government’s Living Standards and Wellbeing frameworks.

This role has a specific focus on lifting the quality of performance measurement and reporting for the justice Crown Entities. This includes identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation to support high quality Crown Entity monitoring practice, and the provision of advice to their boards, Chief Executives and Ministers as appropriate.

The Principals lead, coach and lift the capability of the Investment Team and the wider sector.

The role has growth potential and opportunity for self-direction with a work life balance.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Public sector investment systems and processes, including budget and accountability requirements and the use of performance information to inform decision-making.
  • Business case and budget bid development in either the private or public sectors.
  • Business planning cycles and processes.
  • Crown entity monitoring.
  • Governance practices and procedures (board and internal).
  • Working with Ministers, Chief Executives, boards and senior executives.
  • Communicating with a wide range of audiences on complex issues to a high standard.

We can offer the opportunity to:

  • Positively impact the long-term improvement of the justice system.
  • Be a visible leader of change.
  • Guide the way we work to achieve better results for the future
  • Directly contribute to Justice system decision-making
  • Be part of a stimulating and intellectually rewarding environment with opportunities to further develop your expertise
  • Work with a smart, dynamic and diverse range of people

Salary range:  $115,934 – $163,671

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff- regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close Monday 4 November 2019.

For more information, please contact Kirsten O’Connor at Kirsten.O’