Divisional Manager, HR Organisational Capabilities

Senior HR Leadership role in a Global environment (Wellington based)

• Collaborative and collegial approach

• Complex fast paced environment

• Business Solutions focused

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. It does this by working to understand geopolitical changes across the world, providing advice to the Government on its implications, and then acting to promote and protect New Zealand’s interests.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the HR Leadership Team supporting the Deputy Secretary, Human Resources to lead a multi-disciplinary, sizeable team where there is a strong focus on core HR functions including HR Policy, Health and Safety, Employee Relations and continuous improvement, through technology, systems and processes.

You will be a critical person within the organisation and part of a team who leads policy and HRIS delivery, whilst also ensuring the linkages of the HR direction with the overall organisational objectives and purpose.

This position will provide leadership in core HR functions that support the organisation’s frameworks. You will demonstrate depth in all areas of HR including setting strategic direction, creating right practice HR frameworks that enable the organisation to provide outstanding people solutions, across a wide range of organisational settings.

Ideally you will have:

• Demonstrated  strategic leadership in core HR functions including HR Policy, Performance  Management, Health, Safety and Well-being, and Employee and Industrial Relations.

• Proven experience  and thought leadership in remuneration frameworks, payroll, workforce planning and HR analytics

• Experience leading the implementation of HR technologies that meet the organisations needs

• Commitment to being an engaged team player who works collaboratively and collegially

• Excellent team leadership capability, an inclusive and approachable style, and be an agile coach and mentor to others

An essential component of this role is an appreciation of the need for real engagement with key stakeholders and the ability to establish strong collegial relationships across the organisation and work collaboratively with the wider Human Resources Group. 

To talk to us about these roles in confidence please call Jacquie Duffin 04 472 9903 or Emma Norris on 04 472 9901. Please send your resume to Melanie@worklife.co.nz

Applications close Monday 23 April.

Senior Data and Reporting Analyst / Data and Reporting Analyst (2 positions)

Two data and reporting analyst roles are available within the Pacific and Development Group (PDG) of the Ministry.  PDG leads an integrated approach to New Zealand’s diplomatic engagement with Pacific countries and is responsible for the delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme in the Pacific and globally.

These roles are in the Development Strategy and Effectiveness Division (DSE).  DSE supports effective and efficient delivery of the New Zealand Aid Programme and enables the Ministry to account for results achieved through investment of the aid budget, along with foreign policy engagements. 

The two full time positions are responsible for providing expert advice, data and business intelligence expertise on PDG’s results monitoring, management data and budget analytics.  The two positions will work closely together to provide all aspects of reporting in relation to PDG, while the senior role will also be responsible for representation of information to senior leadership and will provide strategic leadership on reporting systems. 

Primarily these roles are responsible for the provision and management of technical report development through Enquire (Jasper) reporting to support mangers to use this information through insights and analysis and to support public sector planning and accountability processes for Vote Official Development Assistance.

The Senior Data and Reporting Analyst will also provide leadership and mentorship to the Data and Reporting Analyst.

To qualify for the respective roles you must hold a relevant qualification with at least three (Data and Reporting Analyst position) or eight (Senior Data and Reporting Analyst position) years in-depth professional experience in results monitoring, reporting, data collection, management and analysis, preferably in the public sector and/or international development.  You will have awareness of modern strategic systems, theory and methods in data collection and analysis. You will have strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. You must also hold New Zealand citizenship; and be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.

A position description is attached. 

The salary ranges for these positions are:

Senior Data and Reporting Analyst:  $108,538-$127,692

Data and Reporting Analyst: $91,035-$107,100

Any questions please refer to Melanie Roberts on Melanie.Roberts@mfat.govt.nz

To apply for this position please complete an application form and submit with your CV and covering letter by 9am Tuesday 24 April 2018.

Public Diplomancy and Policy Adviser, Nuku'alofa

The New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa is seeking a Public Diplomacy and Policy Adviser.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to promoting New Zealand’s relationship with Tonga; you will be responsible for developing and managing the High Commission’s public diplomacy and stakeholder engagement strategy and activities which promote and support the interests of the New Zealand government in Tonga.

An ability to manage media and coordinate responses on a day-to-day basis, as well as during crises and official visits, is essential.  Experience with social media, internal communications and knowledge management is also desirable.   You will be politically aware, possess sound judgement and problem solving capabilities and have excellent stakeholder relationship and event management skills.  You will be adaptable, and able to work as part of a high achieving team as well as autonomously.

You will support the Post’s engagement with government officials, local contacts and the business sector. You will conduct policy research and analysis and the High Commission’s security, IT and administrative functions.   You will have excellent written and oral English communication skills.  Knowledge of the Tongan context and language is desirable.

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or work experience. You must also be able to live and work in Tonga and to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance.

This is a locally employed position, with terms and conditions being set in accordance with Tongan employment regulations.

A position description, is available here [PDF, 203 KB] and the application form can be downloaded here [PDF, 245 KB], alterntaively these documents can be picked up at the New Zealand High Commission reception, corner Taufa’ahau & Salote Roads, Nuku’alofa.   

Interested applicants should submit an application form, their CV with cover letter to hotaia.hola@mfat.govt.nz or deliver to the New Zealand High Commission.  Applications close 4pm Friday 4 May 2018.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted about their applications.

Global Development Manager

Are you an influential leader who is looking for a unique opportunity to be involved in international development?

Are you ready to:

• Be at the forefront of international developments

• Receive an attractive remuneration package

• Undertake international travel

• Manage a diverse and complex programme of works

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas and contributes directly to the security and well-being of all New Zealanders. Our purpose is to create the international conditions and connections for New Zealand and New Zealanders to thrive.

The Asset Management Division is responsible for leading the strategic and tactical asset planning and management of the Ministry’s properties and other assets.  The Ministry has a network of 100+ office and Official Residence premises overseas, providing facilities and work environments for staff to conduct the Government’s official business effectively.  It also has approximately 250 offshore staff residential properties, assets, and post’s vehicles.

The Global Development Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership and for managing staff to ensure the achievement of the strategic priorities and high-level outcomes in the Ministry’s Strategic Framework.

You will be responsible for;

• Managing and supporting the successful modernisation of property management and the related transition approaches

• Leading and managing the delivery of major capital construction projects and complex works programmes through outsourced service provider(s), and/or contractors

• Assisting in the development of capital expenditure business cases • Managing the approved capital works budgets and expenditure

• Providing leadership in the development of new initiatives for asset development and sustainable design and construction.

• Building strong working relationships with outsourced partners/suppliers ensuring a relationship management framework and escalation paths are established to effectively manage issues in an optimal manner

• Leading the unit’s delivery of its planned and agreed activity stream to realise its strategic priorities and high-level outcomes

• Managing the unit’s programme of work to ensure that resources are appropriately distributed and managed within budget

• Managing a team of project management specialists ensuring their development, and well-being.

The successful candidate will have:

• Market leading skills championing best practice project management, resource management and programme methodology

• Robust experience with multi-phase or complex projects, governance, financial management and risk management

• Significant experience in directing/managing capital construction programmes, preferably offshore and with elements of remote management 

• Significant experience in the building/construction industry

• Proven ability to influence, develop and motivate a team of professionals

• Strong interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to manage and maintain internal and external relationships

• Gravitas and intellectual horsepower

• At least 10 years proven experience in programme and project management

• Proven ability to manage and deliver in a changing and pressured environment

• Overseas project management experience is desirable.

If you are looking for a role where you really can make an impact, then you should apply.  If you have a great attitude and are someone who delivers, we can offer you an attractive remuneration package, together with the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to making New Zealand’s voice heard.

You will need to be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand Government security clearance.

If you do not want to miss this opportunity, to request a copy of the position description and to apply for this position please contact Brad Minnema on 04 978 1803 or BradMinnema@momentum.co.nz for further information.  

Applications close at midday 01 May 2018.

Senior Project Manager

Are you a Senior Project Manager who is looking for a unique opportunity to be involved in international development?

Are you ready to:

• Lead a portfolio of work for an international region

• Receive an attractive remuneration package

• Undertake international travel

• Manage diverse and complex projects

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas and contributes directly to the security and well-being of all New Zealanders.  Our purpose is to create the international conditions and connections for New Zealand and New Zealanders to thrive.

The Asset Management Division is responsible for leading the strategic and tactical asset planning and management of the Ministry’s properties and other assets.  The Ministry has a network of 100+ office and Official Residence premises overseas, providing facilities and work environments for staff to conduct the Government’s official business effectively.  It also has approximately 250 offshore staff residential properties, assets, and post’s vehicles.

The purpose of this position is to develop and drive the delivery of a portfolio of regional property asset investment/developments.  Through exemplary project management, quality assurance/management, effective and efficient resource allocation, and project risk management, you will be expected to deliver a suite of projects that form a regional portfolio of projects on time and within budget supporting the investment and operational strategy for that region.

You will be responsible for;

• The delivery of projects against approved delivery programme.

• Using technical experience and expertise to drive fit for purpose solutions across the spectrum of project delivery (management, logistics, design and whole of life costs).

• Understanding the pipeline of projects and driving delivery efficiencies to promote fiscal responsibilities in both capital and operational expenditure.

• Promoting technical strategies, and investment opportunities that increase energy efficiency and sustainability with a view to effectively managing whole of life costs.

• Delivering quality assurance ensuring good practice management and delivery to a standardised project methodology.

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience in managing large property construction projects with a minimum of 8 -10 years in the industry and a relevant tertiary qualification

• Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills as they are critical in developing productive partnerships with a range of interested parties.

• The ability to effectively identify and mitigate risks

• Experience in developing and managing budgets, negotiation and managing large commercial contracts

• Overseas project management experience is desirable

If you are looking for a role where you really can make an impact, then you should apply.  If you have a great attitude and are someone who delivers, then we can offer you an attractive remuneration package, together with the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to making New Zealand’s voice heard.

You will need to be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand Government security clearance.

If you do not want to miss this opportunity, to request a copy of the position description and to apply for this position please contact Brad Minnema on 04 978 1803 or BradMinnema@momentum.co.nz for further information.  

Applications close at midday 01 May 2018.

Project Manager

Are you looking to take the next step in your career and to be involved in international projects?

This is an exciting opportunity for an intermediate Project Manager to manage multiple international projects which will include the need for international travel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade works to make New Zealand's voice heard overseas and contributes directly to the security and well-being of all New Zealanders.  Our purpose is to create the international conditions and connections for New Zealand and New Zealanders to thrive.

The Asset Management Division is responsible for leading the strategic and tactical asset planning and management of the Ministry’s properties and other assets.  The Ministry has a network of 100+ office and Official Residence premises overseas, providing facilities and work environments for staff to conduct the Government’s official business effectively.  It also has approximately 250 offshore staff residential properties, assets, and post’s vehicles.

This specialist role forms part of a team managing a property portfolio (construction) comprising offices at 57 overseas posts and 100+ office and Official Residence premises.  The portfolio is a mixture of owned and leased properties across diverse locations.  The role is expected to handle more than one project/activity at a time. You will be responsible for;

• Managing the development of the detailed project scope, detailed design and implementation phases of allocated major capital works projects.

• Preparing customised project documentation to define, manage and deliver projects to scope, on time and within budget.

• Collaborating with Regional Asset Managers in the first instance and as directed with post management and stakeholders

• Preparing and managing timeline, key milestones and budgets in conjunction with the project team

• Managing the selection and engagement of architects and other project consultants

• Managing the selected project team through to completion, to deliver successful outcome

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience in managing property construction projects with a minimum of 5 years in the industry and a relevant tertiary qualification

• A well-developed understanding and experience of implementing property project management methodology, practices and systems

• Problem solving skills and an ability to develop and implement innovative solutions

• The ability to multi task, manage multiple priorities and competing demands

• Strong financial management.

• The ability to convey complex information logically and concisely in both written and oral forms.

If you are looking for a role where you really can make an impact, then you should apply.  If you have a great attitude and are someone who delivers, then we can offer you an attractive remuneration package, together with the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to making New Zealand’s voice heard.

You will need to be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand Government security clearance.

If you do not want to miss this opportunity, to request a copy of the position description and to apply for this position please contact Brad Minnema on 04 978 1803 or BradMinnema@momentum.co.nz for further information.  

Applications close at midday 01 May 2018.

 

Principal Adviser, Remuneration

The Human Resources Group within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking as experienced Principal Adviser, Remuneration to join its Organisational Capabilities Team.  This role will play a key part in helping realise our group objectives and will be required to work in support of other HR Specialists and Managers across the Ministry to achieve required business outcomes.


This role will be responsible for advising on remuneration matters and supporting the effective management of remuneration strategy across the Ministry.  Areas of responsibility will include taking a lead role in the planning and management of the annual remuneration and performance cycle and management and support of remuneration at all levels within the Ministry, including our offshore network.  You will work closely with other parts of the HR Group to engage them in the aspects of remuneration planning or implementation that requires their ownership.
 
To be successful in this role you will have proven analytical capability, including the ability to interpret data and provide strategic advice to the Ministry’s leadership.  You will have specialist expertise in remuneration management including job evaluation, market monitoring and reporting and formulating remuneration advice and recommendations.  The ability to build effective working relationships and influence others will also be important.

The role is based in Wellington.  You must be a New Zealand citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Emma Norris or Jacquie Duffin at Worklife, 04 472 9901. Interest closes on Friday the 4th of May at 5pm.

Please send your application to Melanie@worklife.co.nz