Hours: Full time
Business Group: Office of Ethnic Communities
Are you a trouble shooter? Do you take a strategic perspective? Are you experienced in providing advice to leaders on a range of issues? Are you well versed in the ways of the public sector system?
The Office of Ethnic Communities is looking for a Principal Advisor to support its Executive Director and make a valued contribution to its Leadership Team. This is a senior role, operating as a strategic influencer and trusted aide to the Executive Director OEC.
The Office of Ethnic Communities works to strengthen the inclusion and participation of ethnic and interfaith communities across New Zealand. It has a wide mandate and operates in a complex and dynamic environment with a wide range of government and community stakeholders.
The Principal Advisor will operate across the Office, the wider department and with a range of government and community stakeholders. The Principal Advisor will stay aware of relevant issues, risks, and developments which may impact OEC and use their insight and judgement to provide advice on associated opportunities, issues and risks. The Principal Advisor will take a trouble shooting role, assisting the Executive Director to resolve critical issues. This may include undertaking key/urgent pieces of work.
To be successful in this role you will have a track record of delivering quality advice to public service leaders and working well with people at all levels. You will have an understanding of the machinery of government, political process and the role and place of public sector agencies. In addition, through your experience you will understand organisational dynamics and how to approach and achieve organisational change. Essential skills include strong strategic and analytical ability, excellent judgement, ability to manage ambiguity, and the ability to influence and achieve success through others
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.
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We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:
- People can easily access the services and information they need
- Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
- People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
- New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 7 August 2020
For more information please contact: Anusha Guler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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