Senior Adviser, Business Cases and Governance

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Project managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-DEC-20
  • Job Reference: 3566
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser, Business Cases and Governance
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Pacific and Development Senior Adviser, Business Cases & Governance

The International Cooperation Development Programme delivers a broad range of development projects globally. 

In this role you’ll be a person who:

  • thrives in an environment where no day is the same, and where the work is challenging and varied.
  • is passionate about understand the strategic ‘big picture’ and delivering comprehensive and useable business process and system outcomes for the business.
  • enjoys building strong collaborative relationships

Mō mātou – About us

Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand’s values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Senior Adviser, Business Cases & Governance a senior member of the PQC team and will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business.  You will collaborate with the country teams assist them to develop business cases which provide evidence base for intervention required, appraisal for possible delivery and activity options and roadmap for financial and commercial management.

You will provide thought leadership and expertise ensuring that PDG business casing and governance processes remain robust and fit for purpose, aligned with the strategic drivers of the International Development Cooperation Programme, and delivers to our legislative obligations.

wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a Senior Adviser who is personable and committed to building and maintaining strong relationships at all levels.

You’ll be able to quickly grasp, understand and translate complex data and information for business users. You’ll also have strong business, commercial, and financial acumen and be able to adapt to changing or ambiguous environments.  You will be pragmatic and able to provide valued advice and guidance to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation to ensure high quality business case development and robust governance decision making across the PDG.

As an individual you will bring at least 10 years relevant experience and able to provide credible advice across the business to leadership level. You will have:

  • a sound understanding of Business Cases as a key tool for governance groups to use for investment decision making
  • a deep understanding of the Better Business Case five case model and experience in applying it to the development of business cases
  • A commitment and extensive experience in developing the capability of others through providing advice and guidance
  • a proven ability to translate ideas and concepts into well thought out investment arguments via well-constructed and concise business cases
  • A sound understanding of the importance of governance oversight to the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios
  • a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • exceptional relationship management skills
  • a demonstrated history experience taking a lead role in the continuous improvement of key business processes

Me pēhea te tuku tono – To Apply/Interested?

We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent – valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives.  We value the transferable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table.  As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.

If you bring an authentic view of New Zealand’s place in the world, we’d love to hear from you!  Apply today with your CV and cover letter!  For a confidential discussion please email Sean McKenzie at

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.

Applications close 9pm on 24/01/2021.