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Risk Specialist

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

Risk Specialist


  • Strategic and operational focus
  • Development opportunities
  • Supportive environment


About the Role


We are looking for an experienced Risk Specialist to play a key role in supporting the design, development and implementation of the Ministry's Risk Management Framework.


A key focus of the role will be to ensure that quality and consistent risk management practice is included in all aspects of the Ministry's strategic, operational, programme and project activity.


Skills and Experience


As a successful candidate, you will need:


  • demonstrated experience in risk management
  • knowledge, understanding and experience in providing advisory services relating to risk, controls and mitigation strategies
  • excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels
  • the ability to work under pressure and effectively deal with a fast-changing, ambiguous environment
  • an understanding of the government and public sector environment, systems, processes and strategic issues facing government and the Ministry.


If you have the necessary skills and experience, we want to hear from you.


About the Team


Risk and Assurance provides assurance, advisory and risk management services aimed at evaluating and improving the effectiveness of enterprise risk management, controls and governance processes in the Ministry.  All services are designed to provide insight, add value and to improve the Ministry's operations and the likelihood that the Ministry's goals, objectives will be achieved.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV and 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, 28 March 2019

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