Advisor and Senior Advisor System Strategy at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Mō mātou | About us
Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads Aotearoa - New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.
Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga reflects the intention of ‘the foundation for a treasured home'. The name comes from the Māori whakatauki (proverb) ‘he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia', - ‘a treasured home will endure, not so a treasured person'. It carries with it a strong connection to our purpose: he kāinga ora, he hapori ora – thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home. The importance of ensuring the wellbeing of people within the home, and our connection with the land – acknowledges the generations of people who have always called this place ‘home' – and affirms our commitment to delivering for future generations of New Zealanders.
The Intelligence and System Direction Group actively sets our priorities for the housing and urban development system and drives work with others across HUD and the system to achieve outcomes. The group has a dedicated focus on the system as a whole, in the medium to long term; the policy settings and key work programmes that are needed to achieve our priorities for the system; and embedding our system response in places.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The System Strategy team helps shape action across the housing and urban development system. Much of our work centres around bringing the Government Policy Statement – Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) to life. The GPS-HUD will guide where the system needs to head over the next 30 years. We make connections across the organisation and the system to ensure the right things are happening to deliver change.
As either a Senior Advisor or Advisor you will be expected to bring a strategic lens to what we see happening across the housing and urban development system, to build strong relationships across the Ministry and across the sector, and synthesise advice that helps the Ministry to set direction. Responsibilities include:
- Leading the development of cross-cutting strategic assessments and advice that informs and guides the Ministry and government on key strategic issues
- Shaping and supporting implementation of the Government Policy Statement, particularly understanding and communicating what this means for the work of others across government and beyond
- Helping to grow an understanding the housing and urban system, asking critical questions, highlighting the connections and themes and telling the story
- Contributing to building strategy and system capability across the Ministry.
These roles work with policy and strategy professionals to analyse complex and challenging problems, and find solutions. HUD offers an interesting and rewarding environment where the work you do can make a meaningful difference for people. We value diversity in our workforce as well as alignment with our values, Wānangatia - Curiosity; Arohatia - Empathy; Kōkiritia – Drive.
Ō wheako, ō pukenga | About you
We are looking for natural relationship builders, capable of working across diverse stakeholders to understand varying perspectives and reflect them in advice that you give. Your experience thus far has equipped you with strong analytical skills and the ability to see the bigger picture. You will be able to draw on a range of frameworks and methods and apply appropriate approaches to complex issues, building your knowledge for housing and urban development system issues by using information and evidence from multiple and diverse sources. You will:
- Have a strategic outlook, able to analyse large, complex issues and readily grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others
- Be an articulate and competent communicator both verbal and written, and have strong interpersonal skills
- Bring strong influencing skills and be able to shape the thinking of key stakeholders to produce robust advice and strategic decisions
- Have experience with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within and beyond government
- Easily develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff, and key external stakeholders
- Possess sound judgment
- Have good general knowledge of public policy, practices and issues
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, while applications close Sunday 29 May 2022, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.
Please can you indicate in your cover letter which role (Advisor or Senior Advisor) you have a preference for.
For further inquiries please contact James Brodey – email@example.com.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Housing and Urban Development|
|Position type:||Full Time - Permanent|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||PD - Senior Advisor System Strategy - May 22.docx (Word, 409KB)
PD - Advisor System Strategy - May 22.docx (Word, 411KB)
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