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Advisor Strategic Performance

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Advisor, Strategic Performance – 1 year fixed term, Strategic Performance Team, National Office


Justice is the foundation of any democratic society and New Zealand has one of the most trusted public services in the world.  At the Ministry of Justice, we work as one team to provide a great service to the public every day.

We lead the justice sector and our role is wide-ranging – we administer the courts, the legal aid system and the Public Defence Service. We provide policy advice to the government and advise on legislation relating to the courts, justice system and New Zealand’s constitution. We also negotiate settlement of historic Treaty of Waitangi claims for the Crown and administer the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act.

Advisor, Strategic Performance – 1 year fixed term

Our Strategic Performance team is looking for a self-motivated Advisor with high levels of initiative to join our team. Our team supports our Strategic Leadership Team to develop the Ministry’s strategy and then we translate the strategy into enterprise-wide plans. We also lead the preparation of accountability documents and Ministry-wide performance reporting.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent written communication skills and proven relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and constructively across the Ministry’s business groups to deliver successful outcomes. You will be analytical, have strong problem solving and analysis skills, and an eye for detail.

This role would suit a recent graduate, or a graduate with 1-2 years’ relevant experience.

An understanding of public sector systems and processes, including accountability requirements and the use of performance information to inform decision-making is an advantage.

To apply, complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter.  Applications close Thursday 8 December 2016.