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Portfolio Analyst

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

What you will do
This is a unique, fixed-term opportunity to work as part of an A-rated agency and influence senior management thinking.  Join the outcome dots across multiple portfolio delivery projects, as well as work with a variety of experienced project/programme/portfolio professionals.
Key responsibilities of this role, include:

  • Maintaining the portfolio planning to ensure accuracy at a strategic level;
  • Providing analysis and on-going assessments of risk, change and benefits;
  • Growing and delivering a standardised approach to portfolio reporting for senior managers;
  • Actively engaging with internal and external networks.

Please note: this is a fixed-term opportunity for two years.

What we need
We are looking for someone with the ability to translate data into information to support senior management decision making.  You will have proven experience as a portfolio analyst and be ready to take the next step up working as an influencer within a large, complex portfolio.
You will have experience with report design and development, working with senior stakeholders in a project/programme/portfolio environment.  You will be adaptable and have demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally to achieve positive outcomes.
Who we are
The NZDF enterprise portfolio consists of over 400 programmes and projects ranging from relatively low cost, routine equipment acquisition to significant value, complex infrastructure and capability developments including more complex business transformation initiatives.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
By joining our team you are making a great career decision, you will be a part of an A-rated team.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Mike O'Hara on 021 263 1198.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 23 June 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 5 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 5 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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