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Senior Advisor - Strategy, Planning & Performance

About the job

Varied role where you will influence and shape the future of the Treasury.

  • Opportunity to make your mark in this brand-new team
  • Work closely with senior leaders, Ministers and the Office of the Secretary
  • Bring your energy and drive to our busy Governance and Accountability team

As Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury, we are committed to tiakitanga to make New Zealand a better place for people today and in the future. We safeguard New Zealand's finances and are the Government's trusted economic advisor. Our vision is to lift living standards for all New Zealanders.

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic Senior Advisor - Strategy, Planning and Performance to join our new Governance and Accountability team. Being a new team, you will help to shape the work we do and how we work as a team.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Lead the development and production of the Treasury's external accountability documents
  • Develop and co-coordinate internal and external performance reporting
  • Work on an integrated organisation-wide strategic planning and reporting process
  • Provide original thinking, anticipate future issues, challenge the status quo
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement within the Treasury
  • Contribute to wider team priorities, including internal governance processes and organisation-wide matters of importance.

In this role you will need an understanding of the machinery of government and familiarity with the Public Finance Act. You will bring your experience in providing quality advice to support delivery of the organisational strategy, accountability frameworks, planning and internal governance structures. You will be highly creative, efficient, passionate and able to flex to a changing environment.

You will also bring :

  • In depth understanding and demonstrated experience in the Public Sector accountability cycle
  • Experience in developing strategy, planning and performance reporting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • First-rate communication and relationship management skills and credibility to engage with and influence senior decision makers
  • Experience with work programme coordination and working with Boards or other governance structures (desirable but not essential).

In return we can offer you

  • Excellent mentoring support and work within a supportive, collaborative and high‑performing team
  • Interesting and exciting work across a range of areas with opportunities to bring new ideas
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential. The Treasury values diversity amongst its employees and encourages a positive work life balance so talk to us about flexible working.

Please click here for further detail and for more information please contact Sian Hilton, Team Assistant at sian.hilton@treasury.govt.nz.

Applications close on Sunday 16 May. All applications must be made online.

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