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Senior Project Managers and Project Manager

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Date: 07-Oct-2018

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Senior Project Managers and Project Manager



  • Join our Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for children
  • Provide critical Project Management skills across the organisation


Who are we?

At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities, and we want you to come along with us.


Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else.


We believe that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish. 


About the role:

Oranga Tamariki has an ambitious programme of change to manage. We are looking for a number of Senior Project Managers  and also a Project Manager to join our PMO. You will join a team of project managers who will be assigned to different project across the organisation. You will be responsible for providing high quality advice and support to project-related personnel by assisting with the project planning and executing and implementing the project plan. You will also need to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to influence others and gain buy in to the project deliverables and desired outcomes.


Skills and experience:

In order to succeed in these roles you will have:


  • Proven project management skills and experience.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning and delivering projects effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to see the "big picture" and understand the strategic context of projects.
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership.
  • Proven experience in managing a range of outcomes focused business projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand financial data and information, cost out all options and support recommendations with quantitative data.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.



What we offer:

We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki.


How to apply:

Please indicate on your cover letter if you wish to be considered for the Senior Project Manager or Project Manager position.


Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through  


Applications close: 16th October - Project Manager


22nd October 2018 - Senior Project Manager



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