Senior Advisor - Planning and Performance

Date:  22-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Salary Range $93,753 - $115,585
•    Permanent full time Wellington based
•    Opportunity for you to influence the design of business planning and performance reporting frameworks
•    Build your relationships across a large Ministry and other government departments/Ministries
•    Supportive team culture 
•    Flexible working based out of our Wellington offices

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, fun and high performing team?  This is your chance to work in a dynamic Ministry and contribute to the next phase of growth in the post COVID environment. Join our team and help build the future for New Zealand, working in a Ministry that supports Employment, Tourism, Climate change initiatives, Immigration and more


This position supports planning and performance reporting, advice and support across the Finance and Performance Group (F&P) and MBIE as a whole.


In this role you will enjoy a high level of autonomy to influence, build relationships and drive an integrated planning and performance reporting cycle across the Ministry.


Support the production of key accountability documents for the Ministry. Work with the Planning and Performance team to ensuring quality and consistency of advice and practices and to lift performance and drive new and innovative ways of thinking across the branch, Finance and Performance and wider MBIE.


MBIE supports a range of flexible working arrangements including start and finish times, working from home up to two days per week.  Talk to us about what will work for you and us. 


You will have the opportunity to grow your career into more senior roles, supporting across the business and will have exposure to strategy implantation.  

About the branch


The Enterprise Planning, Performance and Reporting branch, which sits within Finance and Performance is responsible for planning MBIE wide processes and establishing organisational frameworks. The branch presents an enterprise view to our Senior Leadership Team, including but not limited to monthly internal and external reporting, internal and external budgets and forecasts, investment planning, external budget bids, external audit, MBIE Annual Report production, strategic plans and project transformation.

Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is 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 successes.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


We invite you to apply if you have proven experience in the following:

›    Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 
›    Demonstrated communication, facilitation, influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to clearly communicate technical information in plain language
›    Proven ability to develop trust and credibility and build strong working relationships with managers and staff
›    Proven ability to think independently
›    Understanding of ‘machinery of government’ and Public Sector reporting requirements an advantage

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email at quoting ref MBIE/8483 if you have any further questions.

Applications close 5pm 6 October 2022