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Advisor Strategy & Performance

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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Job Description

Advisor Strategy & Performance


  • Make your mark and see your efforts create value
  • Do you have the courage to speak up, challenge and ask questions?
  • Join our Strategy and Performance Team!


About the Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.  


About our Team

Strategy and Performance helps the Ministry to develop and strengthen its strategic planning, performance and reporting processes to ensure the Ministry meets the accountability requirements and Ministerial and Government expectations. 


Our Advisors:

  • Initiate the analysis and interpretation of transforming data into insights using appropriate analytic techniques;
  • Research, analyse and produce professional reports on the data from internal and external sources to support multiple outcomes including statutory obligations, strategic and business decision-making requirements and enhancement of services;
  • Help make the shift from reporting information to identifying and delivering insights.


You will bring:

  • Experience gathering and assessing information, and an ability to deliver regular quality reporting according to an agreed timetable;
  • Sound structured writing and analytical skills;
  • Influencing skills and relationship management;
  • High EQ and self-awareness – to know when to speak, when to listen and when to act
  • A proven ability to effectively manage your work with a focus on excellence and delivery in your portfolio.


Part of the role will also support the Principal Advisor Crown Entities when required to assist the Minister to discharge their responsibilities in respect of the following Crown entities:

  • Children's Commissioner
  • New Zealand Artificial Limb Board
  • Social Workers Registration Board


How to apply


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External applicants (including Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact Chelsey Squibb through


Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.


Applications close: 29 September 2017

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