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Programme Manager - Pacific Statistics Support

Stats NZ
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Do you want to make a difference and help others develop their data skills and knowledge? Do you have a passion for working with those in the Pacific region? If the answer is yes, then this role could be for you!

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. As New Zealand's official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand's data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

Stats NZ runs a five-year programme that provides technical assistance and training programme to national statistical agencies in the Pacific. This role is responsible to develop the forward workplan, so the programme remains responsive and effective for Pacific Island countries' needs. As programme manager, you will need to work together with our Pacific customers to determine priority needs as well as with our partners to co-ordinate assistance.

For this role, as well as a programme management background, preference will be given to those who can demonstrate relationship management experience especially an understanding of Pacific perspectives and context.

If you have a strong customer focus, enjoying connecting and communicating with others, understand the value of data, then we would love to hear from you.

This is a fixed-term role from the appointment to 14th December 2021.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have proven experience in delivering results through relationships
  • have a desire to learn, and an open mind to explore different ways of solving new and old problems
  • be experienced in using project techniques to deliver, monitor and evaluate a programme
  • be flexible and confident when dealing with ambiguity.

What's in it for you?

You'll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work.

Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don't believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

We're also offering a base salary for this role between $104,093 - $122,462 depending on the skills and experience you bring to the role. Some offshore travel is required for this role.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ's data ecosystem, then come join our team!

For more information about this role please contact Janette Ingram-Seal on ph (04) 931 4848, or email

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Applications close: Sunday, 21 October 2018.

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