We have a great opportunity for a Manager of Strategy, Performance and Policy to join our Joint Directors’-General Office supporting both the GCSB and NZSIS. You will make a difference to how the GCSB and NZSIS works across relevant public service agencies to ensure national security is considered in its advice to decision makers.
In this role you will be responsible for providing expert strategic and policy advice to the Directors’-General, Ministers and other stakeholders. The role is varied and challenging and will involve developing a work programme and priorities for the team that balances the interests of GCSB, NZSIS and the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) overall. You will also be responsible for the delivery of policy advice and the delivery of the agencies’ accountability documents including the strategic plans, and annual reports. Your aim will be to produce high quality work on time, ensuring the Directors’-General and management can make well-informed and coordinated decisions for GCSB and NZSIS.
This role will require you to draw on your excellent relationship building skills to ensure that stakeholders and your advice are well-informed. You will be a strong conceptual thinker and a proven people manager. We are looking for someone with the following:
- A tertiary education qualification in a relevant area such as public policy or public management
- Substantial experience in a similar role with another complex New Zealand public sector agency
- Recognised as a senior policy expert with substantial experience in policy development, analysis and advice within the public sector and able to demonstrate a strong appreciation of the role of officials when providing advice to Ministers
- Proven skills in leading teams or professional groups
Our ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively across GCSB, NZSIS and other agencies to deliver to deadlines and be able to use sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills to implement solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
If the challenge of working across unique and stimulating subject matter, where you have the opportunity to use your influence and expertise to achieve positive outcomes for the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.
Salary from $155,982 - $233,972 per annum
A position description can be found attached here.
How to apply
Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to email@example.com quoting reference number C2/19/129 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.
Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.
Applications close 28 October 2019.
The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.