Senior Advisor Operational Systems

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Project managers
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 29-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 25625
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Operational Systems
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Senior Advisor, Operational Systems

Fixed term until 30 June 2022

  • Utilise your project management and operational systems improvement experience.
  • Engage with stakeholders to highlight NEMA’s role in readiness and response including implications of emerging national and international responses, issues and trends.
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a cohesive and collaborative team that is continuing to grow.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides national leadership to New Zealand’s distributed emergency management system. NEMA’s primary focus is on the performance and capability of the emergency management system as a whole, across all hazards and all risks and the 4 Rs of risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. We are going through an exciting phase of growth and there will be more opportunities with NEMA over the coming months.

NEMA values diversity and inclusion. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our communities. We value and respect the contributions of our people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We support flexible ways of working that bring out the best in you.

NEMA recognises the continuing partnership Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown. We are committed to doing our part to deliver on the Crown’s commitments to Māori under Te Tiriti. We strive to actively build te Ao Māori perspectives and capability into our day to day work, values and practices.

The Senior Advisor, Operational Systems role sits within the National Operations team of NEMA in Wellington. This team are responsible for leading the operational systems, facilities and infrastructure required to respond effectively to emergencies within New Zealand.  Operational platforms in use by NEMA include information management systems, messaging and public alerting systems.

The purpose of a Senior Advisor, Operational Systems is to:

  • Build and maintain operational systems capability within NEMA
  • Support the development of operational systems capability with a range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, and with national and regional partners.
  • Lead a project managing significant vendor contract renewals.
  • Draw on your emergency events experience working within telecommunications or 24/7 operational organisation.

As the Senior Advisor, Operational Systems you will bring the following attributes:

  • An ability to facilitate and coordinate people
  • Actively seeks to further develop own knowledge, skills and competencies through a range of experiences and contributes to the improvement of the quality of operational processes
  • Flexible and adaptive to complex, high pressure and changing environments
  • Able to manoeuvre through complex organisational and political situations with political nous
  • Operates effectively in high stress environments and delivers high quality work output under pressure
  • Applies the highest standards of personal conduct, honesty and integrity
  • Possesses discretion and tact to handle confidential and private information
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships, including influencing without authority
  • High level of judgement with the ability to make effective decisions in complex situations
  • An ability to orchestrate multiple activities at the same time to accomplish a goal

Due to the security requirements of this role, applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

To download a position description or submit an application please visit   If you have any questions, contact Paul Hodder on 04 4999471 or email referring to vacancy number 26826.

Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 14 February.