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Director, Project and Investment Advice

NZ Ministry of Education
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Director - Project and Investment Advice


  • Permanent / Full-time
  • Wellington


Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.  Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.


About our group

The Strategy, Planning and Governance (SPG) group works across the Ministry providing strategic governance, accountability and transparency, communications, stakeholder, legal, risk and assurance, planning and monitoring expertise to ensure the Ministry's work is robust, properly considered and well represented to its stakeholders.

The Corporate Strategy and Performance group works with Senior Leaders to provide quality advice to support the Ministry realise benefits for all learners. 


About this role

The Director, Project & Investment Advice (PIA) leads a team that builds the Ministry's capability in portfolio, programme and project management (P3M) and investment advice, including advising Senior Leaders on investment options and decisions. The Director is also responsible for connecting across an aggregated portfolio of change, providing advice on prioritisation options and how well it will deliver to Ministry of Education and system-wide objectives. 


About you

To be successful in the role, you will be an exceptional relationship manager, adept at thinking strategically at an organisational level, have demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving ability, particularly when dealing with complex issues. 

You will also:

  • be able to build a credible team that connects people and is sought after for advice    
  • have designed and delivered projects and/or programmes from a ‘customer' experience or operational perspective
  • understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.
  • have strong writing skills and be confident advising senior leaders
  • be able to apply technical theory in a pragmatic way to support the Ministry as it develops its capability in the area


Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.


There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online' button.


For further information, please contact Annie Holmes at


Applications close at midnight on Monday 20 January 2020.

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