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Senior Advisor Information Privacy & Sharing

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

Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing – National Office


About MSD


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About our Team


The Information Privacy and Sharing team provides expert knowledge across privacy, information sharing and ethics related to the responsible use of personal information.  The team delivers high quality business focused advice and services to MSD and Oranga Tamariki, as well as working closely with other Social Sector partners and providers.  The team sits within Information Privacy, Policy and Practice; the business unit responsible for the capability, systems, processes, and culture that enable the Ministry to be a trusted and transparent custodian of the valuable information it collects, manages and uses.


About the Role


The Senior Advisor Information Privacy and Sharing contributes to the development, maintenance and delivery of proactive and professional information privacy and sharing advice. The roles report to the Manager Information Privacy and Sharing.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Contributing to the design and delivering on the Ministry's vision for privacy and information sharing, including promulgation of policies, standards, guidelines and training.
  • Supporting the Ministry to collect, manage and share personal information responsibly, legally and ethically, whilst maximising othe value of information assets.
  • Working collaboratively and constructively alongside the business to provide advice and build knowledge and capability across the Ministry.


This is a varied and challenging role in an ever changing environment, so we will value your ability to confidently build effective relationships and take a flexible and pragmatic approach to solutions.


Skills and Experience


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Good degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
  • Proven record in establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals, groups and agencies.
  • Experience in providing privacy and/or information sharing advice preferred.
  • Public sector knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Experience in understanding complex business problems.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close: Thursday, 23 August 2018

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