Project Adviser – Review of Achievement Standards

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  • Category: Education & Training
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: EDU/1510814
  • Job Title: Project Adviser – Review of Achievement Standards
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Project Adviser – Review of Achievement Standards

Wellington – Permanent, Full Time


About our Group

The Secondary Tertiary team sits within the Early Learning and Student Achievement Group (ELSA) and covers the transition from senior secondary through to tertiary and employment.

ELSA works to make learning and teaching relevant, real and valued. We deliver and maintain critical services for the education sector to support responsive learner pathways from early childhood into further education, training, the workforce and society.  ELSA performs a crucial role working between the strategy and policy teams, and the sector facing functions. The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, and the secondary-tertiary interface. This includes senior secondary curriculum, NCEA (including the ongoing NCEA Review and preparing for the Review of Achievement Standards) and secondary-tertiary programmes.


Project Advisrr role

The Secondary Tertiary team is responsible for operational policy, curriculum, and support programmes for Year 11-13 learners, the secondary-tertiary interface.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a major project supporting the Ministry to deliver on the Government’s NCEA Changes. The Review of Achievement Standards project (RAS) will review and update achievement standards, assessment tools and resources for NCEA level 1, 2 and 3 subjects in line with current best practice and is planned to be delivered in phases over five years.

The Project Adviser provides high quality project coordination, monitoring and evaluation. This includes the development of key milestones, consultation processes, risk analysis and resourcing requirements. The role ensures appropriate processes, advice and implementation plans are developed to support equity and excellent outcomes across the Ministry.

This role is an opportunity to develop and apply your project discipline know-how in a project full of innovation and potential and advance your ability to collaborate widely with others to develop solutions to complex problems. This is a great learning opportunity for someone who is wanting to progress into a project manager role in the future as you will be working closely with project management leadership.


About the person

The person we seek will be an adaptable, fast learner who can appreciate the importance of well delivered projects so we can make the best difference to all New Zealanders. Our ideal candidate will take pride in producing high quality work, be an innovative thinker, have leadership skills and will be comfortable working independently to achieve defined objectives. The person will be sensitive to cultural values and have a good understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

They will have sharp interpersonal skills, superior writing skills, and will be comfortable working with a diverse range of stakeholders and representing the Ministry. 


Experience and qualifications

Candidates will have:

  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification or project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE 2 Practitioner, Agile or PMP/CAPM certified).
  • Experience and training in project management disciplines and processes
  • Project management knowledge through experience is essential.


Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.


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Applications close on Thursday 25 Feburary 2021.