Principal Advisor Security

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1422943
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor Security
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  • Summary:
  • Enjoy getting a resolution to a problem
  • Be part of a changing environment that is on a transformational journey
  • Wellington based


Join the Ministry and be part of transforming Information Technology across the organisation…


We lead, support and advise health and disability sector transformation through the use of data, digital services and technology.


The role of Principal Advisor Security is a new role that is responsible for providing senior technical expertise and advice to inform future decision making for work programmes that best support the delivery of the Government’s and Ministry priorities and objectives.


In this exciting new role, you work with the IT Security Manager to further raise the security maturity and capability of the Ministry of Health and the wider health and disability sector.


A day in the life of a Principal Security Advisor will include:

  • Actively working alongside the business users, senior leaders, and technical resources to influence and provide pragmatic and technical security advice

  • Reviewing system designs and architecture to make sure they will meet the security and privacy requirements

  • Leading the ongoing development and implementation of the Ministry’s information security programme and drive the work plan and strategy development

  • Providing leadership and advice on cyber security threat and vulnerability management, governance, risk and compliance, for the Ministry’s national and sector-facing systems

  • Leading the Certification and Accreditation process of the Data and Digital systems and services including the assessment of interface security between health sector agency systems, externally hosted sector systems and Ministry hosted sector-facing operational systems


We’re on our transformation journey moving to modern technology architecture, including cloud platforms.  You’ll also be involved in providing policy advice that meets our legal obligations.


To be successful, we are looking for you to have proven capability operating at a senior level in the security space.  Working across the organisation you will be a highly effective communicator and be able to develop and manage stakeholder requirements.  You’ll be able to demonstrate experience leading projects and advising on current cyber security threats and system vulnerabilities.


It is ideal that you have a relevant tertiary qualification, or relevant work experience that aligns with CISSP or alike, and have an understanding of the machinery of government or healthcare.


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.


To ensure we can deliver on the Government’s priorities and wellbeing goals and make Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system more equitable, we’ve made some organisational changes to ensure we have the right structures, capability and culture.


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 19 November 2019.


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