Senior Project Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Project Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1447193
  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager
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  • Summary:
  • Oversee projects that will shape New Zealand’s future health workforce
  • Join a new team focused on implementation and delivery
  • Positively impact those providing health services to New Zealanders


About the team

The Sector Engagement and Implementation team is a new team within the Ministry, responsible for the delivery of effective, high-quality engagement with the health sector on workforce development, and ensuring the successful implementation of strategic Health Workforce initiatives.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to drive the successful implementation of the Health Workforce Strategy and specific strategic priority programmes. You’ll be managing multiple projects, working in collaboration with the Directorate, Ministry and partners across the sector.

This is a new team, and there will be a focus on building and improving the directorate’s project management systems, while making sure in-train projects are being delivered.

About you

We’re looking for a motivated individual to help shape the direction of our growing team.

You will be an experienced Senior Project Manager who has demonstrated experience managing projects in a complex, consultative stakeholder environment. You will be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation and across multiple organisations.

You have experience developing and implementing project systems, with a relevant professional project management qualification and/or a significant track record of leading, managing and implementing successful projects.

You’re organised, with excellent time management skills, and you’re also comfortable with adapting your plans when needed. You’re a strategic thinker who can also work in the detail. Experience managing projects in the public sector, and through government processes, would be an advantage.

About the Ministry

The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.

You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at submit your application online by clicking apply and upload your CV and cover letter.

For further information, contact



Advertising for this role closes on Wednesday19 February 2020.


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