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Senior Adviser, Investments and Outcomes

Job details

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
11 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Management & Admin


You are a senior adviser who can think on your feet, work through ambiguity to drive work forward and manage relationships. You'll be engaging with applicants directly, supporting them to prepare proposals for funding, completing fund administration tasks; writing approval documents, generating contracts, and monitoring what needs to be delivered against contracts.

You must be able to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous and evolving environment, able to understand different perspectives and manage potential risks.  A good understanding of the funding lifecycle and government procurement rules is desirable, but not a prerequisite.

We are seeking candidates who come from a part of the sector we are here to support. You will use your knowledge and expertise to support your team to build their confidence, capability and capacity to support applicants.

You will be working with a great team, who collaborate and support each other. What you may not know about government, the funding lifecycle and government procurement rules, your team in return will support you to build your capability in those areas.

Mōu anō | About you
It is essential you have significant experience working with external stakeholders, and Iwi/Māori, preferably with potential and successful applicants in a funds management environment. You also need:

  • knowledge of New Zealand's art, culture and heritage sector
  • as a priority stakeholder, an ability to understand and communicate with Iwi/Māori
  • competency in te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori is highly desirable
  • an ability to develop strong project plans and manage the plans through to completion
  • experience in outcome focussed contract management
  • experience in presenting ideas to senior leadership, both in writing and verbally
  • the ability to positively engage with and influence people
  • an ability to contribute to and embrace new and revised ways of working.
How to apply

For the position description and to apply, click here to be redirected to Government Jobs. 

We are looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and you need to be living in New Zealand at the time of applying.

For enquiries about this position contact Nicola McDonell -

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Manatū Taonga

28 Jun 2022