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Job Vacancy: Senior Project Advisor, Family Violence Unit

November 12, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Job Vacancy: Senior Project Advisor, Family Violence Unit

  • Exciting opportunity to influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Contribute to government advice to improve outcomes for prevention of family violence
  • 6 month fixed term or secondment

The Social Policy Group within the Ministry of Social Development is the Government's principal provider of social policy advice on a wide range of issues which impact all New Zealanders. One of these issues is family violence.

The Family Violence Unit provides information, analysis, advice and support for the work programme of the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence. The Ministerial work programme focuses on getting victims the help they need, holding perpetrators to account, and working to stop these forms of violence from happening in the first place. It also focuses on improving and co-ordinating existing services, to ensure they lead to lasting change, and making sure that people get the right service at the right time.

We are looking for a Senior Project Advisor to join our Unit on a fixed term or secondment basis. As part of the Family Violence Unit team, you will draw on your understanding of family violence and key government and non-government family violence stakeholders to produce a stakeholder engagement plan for the Family Violence Unit. This will include developing innovative and effective strategies for engaging with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

We require a Senior Advisor with a strong client focus and experience in stakeholder engagement/management, communications, consultation or other relevant field. You will have a good understanding of consultation principles and the tools and ability to apply these effectively; highly effective communication and interpersonal skills; and high level project management skills. You will support the Director of the Unit to maintain effective relationships with staff of other agencies and within MSD who are working on relevant projects and programmes of work. Ideally you will have experience providing advice in government or policy-type settings.

To apply, click the Apply Now button and upload your resume, covering letter and complete the online application form. All applications must be made online, however, if this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact Liz Clark on (04) 916 3187 or

Applications Close: 5pm Sunday 22 November 2015.

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