Senior Advisor Ministerial and Executive Services – National Office

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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1365482
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Ministerial and Executive Services – National Office
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Fixed Term/Secondment – 18 months

About MSD 

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing. 

About our Team 

We are a busy team who assist our Ministers and Chief Executive to respond to public interest in the Ministry’s activities.  Our work includes providing advice in response to Official Information Act requests, Parliamentary and select committee questions.  

We are highly motivated and focused on providing quality and timely service to all of our stakeholders – Ministers, ministry staff, media and the general public. 

About the Role 

We are looking for a Senior Advisor to join our Official and Parliamentary Information (OPI) team.  You will manage the workflow and track responses to and critiques of Ministerial, select committee requests, parliamentary questions and Official Information Act Requests in accordance with Ministry standards. 

You will lead quality assurance processes, monitoring, reporting and training to identify the need for, and lead process improvement and systems within the team.  A key focus of the role will be to mentor team members to build and maintain quality standards. 

Skills and Experience 

You will need great relationship management skills and be able to build a strong network of contacts throughout the Ministry.  You will enjoy working with complex issues and be able to explain your thinking clearly in conversations and in writing.   

You will require a high level of influence and interpersonal skill to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, and give sound advice to team members on effective strategies to improve and maintain quality standards. 

If you have the necessary skills and experience, we want to hear from you. 

How to Apply 

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.  Note – your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description. 

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

Applications close: Sunday, 18 November 2018