Procurement Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1511254
  • Job Title: Procurement Advisor
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:

Procurement Advisor

  • Working across the Ministry of Social Development on its social service commissioning procurement needs
  • An opportunity to be a part of a newly established team
  • Permanent role 


Here is an opportunity to join the Ministry of Social Development as a Procurement Advisor based in Wellington. Reporting through to the National Manager Contracts Management and Procurement, you will strive for excellence and innovation in everything you do.

The core purpose of this role is to provide support towards the procurement of social services and provide quality assurance and best practice to support commissioning. 

We are seeking someone who has the ability to develop and implement well thought through commissioning processes that align with government procurement within the Social Sector.

Expectations for improved services mean that we are transforming the way we work, join our team and see the work you do make a difference in the lives of all New Zealanders. Apply today!


Skills and experience:

  • Proven experience in social service procurement and/or commissioning (particularly planning and sourcing), including risk analysis 
  • Solid understanding of the Government Rules of Sourcing and Principles of Procurement
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in how we use procurement approaches to support the delivery of priorities 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences and build and maintain rapport with others


How to Apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability. 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 19 February 2021.


Social service contracting at MSD


We partner for greater impact

The Ministry of Social Development’s purpose is to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. 

We work closely with over 2,000 social sector organisations to have a greater impact for communities across Aotearoa.  Procuring and contracting social services through NGOs, community organisations and other social service providers is one of the key ways MSD supports individuals, families and communities who need help. 

We work in partnership with social service providers in the spirit of Kotahitanga, recognising that procurement and contracting can make a vital contribution to the wellbeing of New Zealanders.  This is an important mechanism for driving real change and promoting accountability, transparency, inclusivity and sustainability in our work.  

MSD’s contracting function includes procurement, contract management, contract administration, relationship management, reporting, planning and service guidelines.  This provides valuable opportunities to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, such as MSD’s regional teams, other government agencies, and providers across New Zealand delivering life-changing services for Māori, Pacific, youth, people with disabilities and other communities.

Anyone interested in belonging to an inclusive and collaborative team, which cares about the wellbeing of New Zealanders and strives to make a difference for communities, will be a valuable addition to our social service contracting team at MSD.


Join us 

MSD is a high-performing government agency with a focus on helping New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

That means helping New Zealanders to get the support they require to participate positively in society and reach their potential. 

A number of roles have opened up in our new social service contracting team. If you’re interested in doing work that makes a real difference for New Zealanders, check out our opportunities.