Project Coordinator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1449310
  • Job Title: Project Coordinator
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  • Summary:
  • Work on one of the Government’s top priorities – Initial Mental Health & Wellbeing Commission
  • Role required to support the Head of Secretariat
  • Fixed Term Contract or Secondment until 28 February 2021


The Ministry of Health is supporting the Government in its commitment to establish an independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission as part of its response to He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (He Ara Oranga).


The Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has been established as a ministerial advisory committee, to enable some of the Commission’s important functions to be started while the permanent Commission is being established through the legislative process as a Crown entity.


The Commission’s focus spans all government and non-government contributors to mental health and wellbeing, including health and disability, social welfare, housing, education, justice, workplace relations and safety sectors.


The Chair of the Commission and Head of the Secretariat require a Project Coordinator to support the Initial Commission as it delivers on its functions including:

  • Development and delivery of the Initial Commissions overall work programme
  • With the Head of Secretariat, supporting the Initial Commission Board


The Project Coordinator will provide administrative, advisory and project support to the Secretariat, Chair and the members of the Initial Commission, ensuring operational capability, support, processes and procedures are established and maintained consistently to a high standard.  The Project Coordinator provides high quality, timely Executive Assistant support to the Board, Head of Secretariat and the wider Secretariat team; coordinates the overall programme plan, including reporting; and provides office management support when the Secretariat moves to external premises.


As part of a small team, you would have the opportunity to work closely with the Head of Secretariat, the Programme Manager and policy team members.  This role requires an experienced professional who:

  • is comfortable operating under tight time constraints and in an ambiguous working environment
  • has excellent administration, support and project organisation skills
  • has the ability to manage multiple priorities, complete reporting and work closely with the Head of the Secretariat to provide operational support for the team


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 Wednesday, 26 February 2020.


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