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Principal Planning Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Policy & analysis
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Are you seeking a new challenge to flex your multi-year planning skills?
  • Shape Immigration New Zealand's strategy and high quality strategic planning
  • Develop frameworks and processes to lift effectiveness
  • Work collaboratively and facilitate cross-system engagement


About the role:

This newly created permanent role is in the Strategy, Engagement and Education group within Immigration New Zealand.

As our Principal Planning Advisor, you will lead the development of multi-year plans to enable the successful delivery of Immigration New Zealand's strategy.  

You will work across Immigration New Zealand, MBIE and externally to ensure that strategies and plans are aligned, validated and able to be effectively operationalised.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career in a role that will enable you to make a real difference and contribute system-wide.


What you will bring to the role:

You'll be a business planning guru with extensive experience in translating endorsed strategy into action plans “road-mapping” the path and including resource allocation, maintaining a financial overview and engaging with key participants in the organisation.

We are keen to hear from you if you:

  • Have proven planning skills and the ability to  turn complex conceptual strategies into high level “road mapping” to guide and drive our integrated multi-year delivery
  • Are confident building relationships at all levels of the organisation, using negotiation and influence to deliver strategic outcomes
  • Have superior communication, facilitation and coordination skills, leading strategic planning workshops through to the hands on delivery of necessary plans and calendars of activities
  • Can work across Government and within MBIE to drive co-ordination and integration, including alignment to government and MBIE strategic objectives
  • Are a strong systems thinker, able to identify organisational drivers, macro environmental trends and implications
  • Have proven skills in computer software packages, including project management, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Are a New Zealand Citizen, or hold a residence class visa, and are able to gain and maintain a national security clearance


About the Branch

This position is based in the Strategy, Engagement and Education branch within Immigration New Zealand.

Immigration New Zealand works with international organisations and industry partners to improve border security and make immigration easier. We lead government strategy designed to help migrants settle into New Zealand.

Our values are part of everything we do. Our people are strong collaborators who believe we are always Better Together – Mahi Tahi. We are Bold and Brave- Maia in the way we create, innovate, learn and share. We take charge of Building Our Future – Pono Me Te Tika and we Own It – Pae Kahurangi in everything we do.

We are part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), New Zealand's largest government department. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.


Why work for us?             

First and foremost, you'll be part of a team making a real difference for New Zealand. You will also benefit from:

  • Excellent training programmes and development opportunities
  • 23 days annual leave
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Industry competitive salary
  • Exposure across NZ's largest government Ministry


How to apply

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as 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.

All applicants must hold citizenship or permanent residency to be eligible to apply

Please e-mail for a confidential discussion or questions about the role, quoting reference MBIE/1435795.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 6th of January 2020



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