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Manager Issues Management

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
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About us

Funding and Programme Delivery is a key group within the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. We provide funding and partner initiatives to deliver more permanent public housing and affordable rental supply. We also provide fiscal and operational support to initiatives which provide transitional housing and support services for people with a housing need and support homeless people across the country.  In collaboration with our partners we lead the delivery of these initiatives tracking the programmes performance against delivery targets and contractual milestones.

About the role

As Manager Issues Management you will take the lead and provide oversight for the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) on critical or significant high-risk issues characterised by significant complexity, uncertainty, risk, or Ministry responsibility. This fast paced, highly dynamic role will require a leader with the capability to ensure issues are responded to promptly, managed appropriately and brought to an agreed outcome with risks mitigated.

As Manager Issues Management you will maintain oversight across key stakeholder relationships and partnerships. You will provide high quality strategic advice to the DCE through regular briefings and communication around reputational matters, both issues and opportunities.

About You

We are looking for a highly successful senior leader with the proven ability to attract, grow and develop a team's expertise and capability. You will have extensive experience managing relationships in a complex cross-sectoral environment taking a system-wide approach.

 To be successful you will have:

  •  An established record of senior leadership based on good judgement, intellectual flexibility and originality, and the capacity to think strategically.
  • Strong political awareness and ability to navigate through complex issues
  • Experienced senior leader of people, with the proven ability to monitor, review and improve a team's expertise and capability.
  • Can effectively communicate complex information to large audiences and senior stakeholders. Commands attention and can manage audience participation during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn't working
  • A strategic outlook with the intellectual capability to analyse large, complex issues and readily grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others.
  • Ability to quickly identify new ways of thinking about the problem or issue and possible pathways forward.
  • A proven track record in leading large work programmes, considering both strategic and short-term needs.
  • An understanding of government structures, processes, planning and reporting requirements.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff, and key external stakeholders.
  • Credible, respected relationships with diverse stakeholders and well-developed networks amongst the economic and social science research community.

What to do next

This is an exciting time to be part of a new Ministry with a people focused mandate where you will be part of a team making a positive difference in the community. If this looks like your next career move, then please apply now below. 

For any confidential enquires please feel free to contact Jo Attewell at Applications close Friday 26th July 2019.

Please complete the on-line application and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. Please note, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.


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