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Advisor Contracting Services & Support - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Defence, corrections & security
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Advisor Contracting Services & Support - Oranga Tamariki


Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Wellington, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Advisor - National Provider and Services


About us:
Oranga Tamariki-The Ministry for Children is dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend. Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.


About the team:
The National Provider and Services (NPS) team is a part of the wider Partnership Team, which is responsible for high quality relationship management of a portfolio of 40 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Some of those provider relationships are led by experienced partnership managers with the support of the NPS team.  The remainder of the provider relationships are managed directly by the NPS team members. Your work, and the work of the wider team, will ensure our partnerships with our social service partners are aligned to the overall strategy of Oranga Tamariki.

Reporting to the Team Leader National Providers and Services, you will use your contract management expertise to maintain and develop the relationships we have with a group of contracted national service providers to ensure they can help us meet the needs of the tamariki and whānau we work with.  You will provide professional guidance to others within the NPS team to ensure best-practice contract management at Oranga Tamariki. You will also have the opportunity to lead programmes and projects that aim to maximise better outcomes from the services we fund.  Of critical importance will be your ability to work collaboratively and proactively across a dynamic team, and be focussed on the experience of children and their families.


About the role:
Develop your ability to facilitate relationships with Māori and other non-government service providers, to meet the needs of the tamariki and whānau we work with.
•    Work with senior colleagues to identify and maximise the contribution organisations can make to improving outcomes for tamariki and their whānau
•    Support the negotiation process of contracts with national providers, ensuring activity is adequately defined in line with Oranga Tamariki priorities
•    Monitor and report on national contracts and programmes including expenditure associated with the contract
•    Ensure responsiveness to stakeholder needs; e.g. ensuring payments are made, monitoring is undertaken and reporting is completed by providers in a timely manner


You will be developing your skills and experience and be able to demonstrate:
•    Sound experience of contract management, negotiation and monitoring
•    Sound understanding of the machinery of Government and political awareness
•    Sound understanding of key issues affecting contracting services in a social services environment
•    Strong experience in working with service providers at a community level
•    Experience and knowledge of risk assessment
•    Sound understanding of finances to assist with contract reconciliation processes


If you can exercise good judgement and sound decision making skills whilst keeping an open mind and the flexibility to think outside the square, then this role may be the next step for you. You must be able to confidently interact at all levels of Government, NGOs, Community, Iwi/Maori and Pacific peoples organisations.

How to apply:

Apply online with your CV and cover letter today.  If you have any questions please contact us through
If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your MyHR portal. This will ensure your application is received internally.


Applications close:  28 July 2019

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