Senior Advisor Planning and Analysis

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1511253
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Planning and Analysis
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Senior Advisor Planning and Analysis 

  • Expert specialist analytical, strategic and operational advice
  • An opportunity to be a part of a newly established team
  • Permanent role


We have a great opportunity for a Senior Advisor Planning and Analysis to assist and support the National Manager Contracts Management and Procurement on the implementation and maintenance of the standards and best practice of key programmes of work and projects.

This is a key role where you’ll work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders across the Ministry.

You’ll be responsible for providing technical support to ensure Planning and Analysis can provide information and advice to support decision making across our contracted services and beyond.  You’ll work collaboratively with key stakeholders to promote the interests and objectives of the Ministry.

Key attributes we are looking for:  

  • Previous experience in developing operational process and best practice 
  • An understanding of funding allocation models, reporting and analysis
  • Ability to build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing and business case preparation
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to create actionable recommendations and solutions 

This is a great role to influence the Planning and Analysis work programme, build sector wide relationships and provide strategic and operational advice. If you have a desire to drive continuous improvement and make a difference, we would like to hear from you.


How to Apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability. 

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

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 19 February 2021.


Social service contracting at MSD

We partner for greater impact

The Ministry of Social Development’s purpose is to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. 

We work closely with over 2,000 social sector organisations to have a greater impact for communities across Aotearoa.  Procuring and contracting social services through NGOs, community organisations and other social service providers is one of the key ways MSD supports individuals, families and communities who need help. 

We work in partnership with social service providers in the spirit of Kotahitanga, recognising that procurement and contracting can make a vital contribution to the wellbeing of New Zealanders.  This is an important mechanism for driving real change and promoting accountability, transparency, inclusivity and sustainability in our work.

MSD’s contracting function includes procurement, contract management, contract administration, relationship management, reporting, planning and service guidelines.  This provides valuable opportunities to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, such as MSD’s regional teams, other government agencies, and providers across New Zealand delivering life-changing services for Māori, Pacific, youth, people with disabilities and other communities.

Anyone interested in belonging to an inclusive and collaborative team, which cares about the wellbeing of New Zealanders and strives to make a difference for communities, will be a valuable addition to our social service contracting team at MSD.


Join us 

MSD is a high-performing government agency with a focus on helping New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. 

That means helping New Zealanders to get the support they require to participate positively in society and reach their potential.  

A number of roles have opened up in our new social service contracting team. If you’re interested in doing work that makes a real difference for New Zealanders, check out our opportunities.