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Senior Programme Advisor (ICT Service Continuity & Disaster Recovery) - Fixed Term

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Senior Programme Advisor (ICT Service Continuity & Disaster Recovery)


  • This is a 12 month fixed term opportunity.
  • The candidate would have ideally have State Sector experience.


The Ministry of Social Development has one of the largest Information Technology Groups in the country, providing services to more than one million New Zealanders a week via its service delivery lines.

This is a specialist role for a proven high performer in this field. The successful candidate will have strong people skills coupled with a responsive, proactive and pragmatic approach.

The purpose of the position is to support the Manager IT Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery to deliver the following pieces of work: 


  • IT Service Continuity improvements as part of the support the Ministry wide Critical Functions Project. 
  • IT Disaster Recovery (DR) assurance activities to ensure appropriate DR arrangements for systems and data that support the operation of the important Ministry computer applications should their primary production site become inoperable.

Key tasks / responsibilities:


  • Conduct a Ministry wide Business Impact Assessment to inform IT Requirements to support identified critical business functions.
  • Analysis of in-flight projects progress of DR requirements deliverables and alignment with agreed RTO & RPO's.
  • Execute ICT Service Continuity assurance activities. 


  • Relationship management - level 5 (essential)
  • Business analysis - level 5 (essential)
  • Data analysis - level 4 (essential)
  • Requirements definition and management - level 4 (essential)
  • Business process improvement level 4 (desirable)
  • Business risk management,  risk assessment - level 5 (desirable)


Industry Accreditation (desirable):


  • CBCI  - which is a priority over ITIL
  • ITIL Foundation

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. A position description is available below.

Applications Close: Tuesday 20th March 2018

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