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Senior Advisor - Strategy, Planning and Performance

The Treasury
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Help create a strong organisational performance culture to deliver results and drive change!

  • Influence and shape the future Treasury through vision and strategy
  • Inspire others with intellectual leadership to drive change
  • Innovate and contribute fresh ideas for continuous improvement


The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor. We provide innovative and cutting-edge advice focused on outcomes that make a real difference for all New Zealanders.

As a Senior Advisor Strategy, Planning & Performance you will be highly creative, energetic and deeply knowledgeable about strategy, planning and performance as key components of the Public Sector accountability cycle, processes and documents.

What you will do:

  • Develop and implement the Treasury's business and organisational strategy
  • Co-lead an integrated Treasury-wide strategic planning process
  • Co-lead the development and production of the Treasury's external accountability documents
  • Co-lead the development and co-ordination of internal and external performance reporting
  • Provide original thinking, anticipate future issues, challenge the status quo
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement within the Treasury


What you will bring:

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification or relevant on the job experience
  • Experience in developing strategy, planning and performance reporting
  • In depth understanding and demonstrated experience in the Public Sector accountability cycle
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills and credibility to engage with and influence senior decision makers
  • Ability to be agile and respond quickly to demand


Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every piece of work as an opportunity to push your field forward to help build a world-leading Treasury. To achieve that you will collaborate with others and nurture key relationships to develop your credibility and influence. You will be curious and bring fresh thinking, ideas and perspectives, connecting with others to build an innovative and continuous improvement culture.

In return we can offer you:

  • Excellent mentoring support and work within a supportive, collaborative and high‑performing team
  • Interesting and exciting work across a range of areas with opportunities to bring new ideas
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit personal circumstances


At the Treasury, we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential.  The Treasury values diversity amongst its employees and encourages a positive work/non work balance.

Applications close - 25 October 2018. All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information please contact, David Dougherty, Manager Strategy and Performance


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