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Senior Regional Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Regionally based position in the Provincial Development Unit (PDU)
  • Key supporting role to realise programme delivery
  • Coordinate cross-agency Regional work programmes on skills and employment
  • Senior Regional Advisor, Wellington based


About the role

You will develop and draft business cases and work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve outcomes and manage contracts; this role requires you to be at the coal face, monitoring progress, identifying and removing roadblocks so that projects are effective and deliverables are achieved.  You will have strong relationship building skills and use these to share information, best practice and highlight continuous improvement opportunities. 

We are looking for experienced individuals with a passion for the regions who are comfortable working with ambiguity, have strong project experience, stakeholder management and are articulate communicators.  To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Demonstrable experience project delivery within work programmes and within Agencies
  • Demonstrable experience establishing and maintaining strong relationships at all levels of an organisation, developing trust and credibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to influence and persuade others to move toward a common vision or goal
  • Good knowledge of skills and employment
  • A collaborative approach to achieving outcomes
  • A good understanding of how government functions
  • Resilience, tenacity and comfort with ambiguity
  • To be a team player, working collaboratively with and through others
  • A strong track record of achieving results, maintaining a clear focus on long term goals
  • Tertiary qualification
  • The legal right to live and work in New Zealand


About the Unit

The PDU has been established to be the focal point within Government for regional economic development, and to design and implement the PGF.

Through the PGF central government has committed to investing $1billion per annum over 3 years in regional economic development with the aim of lifting productivity potential in the provinces. Its priorities are to enhance economic development opportunities, create sustainable jobs, enable Māori to reach their full potential, boost social inclusion and participation, build resilient communities, and help meet New Zealand's climate change targets.


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Jo Smith at if you have any further questions quoting reference MBIE/1423913

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th November 2019.

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