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Instructional Designer, Learning and Capability Development

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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Job Description

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

Human Resources ensures that the Ministry has the organisation, people and culture capable to deliver on the Government's outcomes and priorities.  We provide high level strategic advice and support to develop effective HR strategies and provide a full suite of HR policies, procedures and support to managers and employees.  We are a supportive team who pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and building a constructive culture.


About the Role

The Instructional Designer, Learning and Capability Development provides organisational expertise in the design of highly effective learning interventions through the design and promotion of methodologies, standards, technologies and drawing upon best practice from the wider industry here in New Zealand and internationally.


Key accountabilities will include:

  • developing tools, guidelines and approaches for use by members of the Learning and Capability Development team including learning assessment and evaluation
  • researching and identifying learning and development methodologies and standards that are appropriate to the MSD environment and that meets the needs and expectations of the business
  • identifying strategic opportunities to use innovative learning media and technologies
  • building strong internal and external relationships so that service lines and the wider Ministry lead the way in L&D approaches for the Government sector.


Skills and Experience

In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • extensive experience working in areas of adult education, instructional design, learning technologies and organisational capability and development
  • demonstrated experience in leading the development and implementation of learning and capability strategies, policies and programmes, including monitoring and evaluation
  • experience working within large organisations, with demonstrated ability as a coach, mentor and subject matter expert
  • excellent interpersonal skills, capable of establishing and building effective working relationships with people of all cultures and employees at all levels
  • a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably to post graduate level.


How to Apply 


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


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 Candidates – (including Ministry of Vulnerable Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at


Applications close: Monday, 27 November 2017

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