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18/378 Senior Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Type: Fixed Term (6 months)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Shared Services
Salary: $73,459 - $99,386

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) serves and connects citizens, communities and Government to build a strong safe nation.  The Department offers a diverse range of functions, jobs, and development opportunities and provides a collegial, family friendly and flexible work environment.

Within the Shared Services Branch, Ministerial and Secretariat Services (MaSS), provides travel, visit and event organisation, secretariat and support services which enable Ministers, and other participants in New Zealand's systems of Executive Government, to carry out their functions.

Right now we have a fixed term opportunity for a Senior Advisor.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience advising and supporting senior and operational managers to get involved in varied and challenging work; the equal of which you are unlikely to find elsewhere.

Working closely with the National Manager of the VIP Transport service, you will have the opportunity to support, shape and lead work in a range of areas.  Your work programme will include strategic planning, scoping and developing specific operational projects, preparing briefings and reports for senior managers and Ministers, and contributing to the various operational and strategic projects across MaSS.

Ideally you will have:

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and judgement
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills which are able to be tailored as circumstances require
  • An eye for detail but is comfortable dealing with a diverse range of subjects
  • A natural ability to build and manage relationships
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines 

If you are looking for meaningful and challenging work, and joining a team of smart, committed people we want to hear from you!

Applications close: 5pm, Saturday 18 August 2018
For more information please contact: Steve Dyhrberg (Manager VIP Transport) through
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