Principal Advisor at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The role of the System Strategy team is to look across the housing and urban development system to find out how we can improve its performance. Much of our work centres around bringing the Government Policy Statement – Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) to life. The GPS-HUD guides where the system needs to head over the next 30 years. The role of the System Strategy team is to make connections across the organisation and the system to ensure the right things are happening to create real change.
The Principal Advisor System Strategy will be expected to bring a strategic lens to what we see happening across the housing and urban development system, and to driving and facilitating progress in key strategic areas, to build strong relationships across the Ministry and across the sector, and synthesise advice that helps the Ministry to set its 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
- Understanding the housing and urban system, asking critical questions, highlighting the connections and themes and helping to articulate the impact we are having
- Supporting the Ministry to develop itself as a platform for change
- Contributing to building strategy and collaboration capability across the Ministry.
The Principal Advisor System Strategy will also:
- Take a lead role in supporting the Manager to shape and drive the team's work programme
- Expertly use project planning and management techniques to effectively lead and deliver the agreed programme of work, including assessing risk and developing risk mitigation strategies
- Coach and mentor and support the overall capability development of the team.
These roles work with policy and strategy professionals to analyse complex and challenging problems, and find solutions. HUD offers an interesting, challenging 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
- Bring strong influencing skills and be able to shape the thinking of key stakeholders to produce robust advice and strategic decisions
- Easily develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff, and key external stakeholders
- Possess sound judgment and political acumen to be able to navigate and lead in a political environment as well as handle contentious and/or sensitive issues
- Have good general knowledge of public policy, practices and issues, with proven project management skills
- Have experience effectively building the capability of others, and be able to comfortably manoeuvre through a highly complex and politically sensitive environment, identifying issues and concerns affecting outcomes.
Mō mātou | About us
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.
What we can offer you:
- Flexible working policy to give work/life balance
- Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership
- Close to the railway station, recently refurbished office space and cloud -based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration
- Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme
- Open minds – we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference
- We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled
We have a stepped remuneration framework where salary movement happens though defined step increases within a role salary band. Appointment to a step within the salary range will depend on the experience and skills the person brings to the role which will be better known following a recruitment process including an interview.
Salaries automatically move up a step on an annual basis.
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 5 July 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.
For further inquiries please contact James Brodey – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Housing and Urban Development|
|Position type:||Full Time - Permanent|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||PD - Principal Advisor System Strategy - Sep2021.docx (Word, 408KB)
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