Senior Advisor, Programme Support

  • Be responsible for supporting the development and embedding of a Programme / Project Management planning methodology for Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Engage with and support key stakeholders to help lift their Programme / Project planning Capability
  • Champion the effective use of Project planning methodology, tools and templates
  • Work in a collaborative and supportive team who are committed to innovation, process improvement and helping their customers

About the Puni

The Programme Support Office is part of the Organisational Support (OS) Puni.  The role of this Puni is to support Te Puni Kōkiri by providing the processes, systems and advice that enables the organisation to build and maintain capability and to operate efficiently and effectively.

About the role:

The Senior Advisor, reports to the Manager Programme Support within the OS Puni.  In this role you will be responsible for supporting the Manager and team with the development and embedding of Te Puni Kōkiri’s Programme / Project Planning Methodology and assisting Project Planners with the Projects that they are leading and supporting.

You will be a natural relationship manager with previous experience in a centralised Programme or Project Management Office.  You will bring a strong customer focus to your mahi and be an advocate to help enhance staff awareness, understanding and capability of project planning disciplines and approaches across Te Puni Kōkiri.

Why work for us:

Te Puni Kōkiri is has a wide range of responsibilities and is the principal connector between the Government and whānau, hapū and iwi.  As a small, intimately sized and whanau centred agency, Te Puni Kōkiri needs to be strategic in maximising its impact.  This involves the Ministry partnering with others both within Government and with Māori and non-Māori organisations.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to their work and to develop new approaches. We also take the time to foster a work environment that is relationship based, whanau centred and enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our achievement and successes.

Skills and Experience:

We are very keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven skills and experience in a Programme or Project Management Office environment
  • An solid understanding of Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori
  • A natural ability to help coach and mentor other staff in Project methodology and approaches
  • Previous exposure and understanding to the principles of co-design
  • Experience in the development and delivery of accessible project tools, templates and reporting
  • The ability to lead or support project planning workshops with key stakeholders and peers
  • The ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with your peers and key internal and external stakeholders
  • A commitment to creativity, innovation and process improvement and generating new ideas and ways of doing things.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

To apply, please send cover letter, your current CV and a completed Application form to


Applications close on Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

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