Senior Advisor Performance and Investment

Date:  16-Mar-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Develop your career in a wide-ranging role, by engaging with senior leaders across a number of significant organizations on a varied set of work.
  • Use your analytical skills and strategic thinking to influence future performance.
  • Permanent role in a supportive working environment offering work-life balance.
  • Salary $112k - $138K, Wellington CBD, KiwiSaver & wellness benefits.


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:

MBIE relies on a diverse range of Crown entities, statutory boards and Crown companies to deliver on the Government's goals.  These entities include regulators, such as WorkSafe New Zealand and the Electricity Authority to delivery agents such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Tourism New Zealand.

It's an exciting time to join MBIE to influence the ‘performance story' of our Crown entities.  We are looking for a Senior Advisor Performance & Investment to join our team, reporting to the Manager, Economic & Regulatory Performance. 

You will have the opportunity to lead guidance, advice, assessment and support on all aspects of governance for the Crown entities for which MBIE holds monitoring responsibility within the economic and regulatory system.

You will exercise professional judgement in scoping, shaping and planning advice and projects in complex and sensitive areas. Including ensuring accountability arrangements and funding arrangements for the Crown entities are appropriately established and being responsible for undertaking analysis of major capital investments proposed by Crown entities, supporting the development of investment advice as required.

You will develop detailed knowledge of the Crown entities to lead challenging conversations as required, whilst maintaining strong relationships within MBIE, across other Government agencies and with the Crown entities.


MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what might work for both you and us.


Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant field.


We are keen to hear from you if you can demonstrate an ability to:


  • Assess business and financial performance.
  • Identify strategic risks as well as options to mitigate risks.
  • Work in a challenging environment with commercial and/or public sector experience.
  • Clearly communicate complex issues both orally and in writing.
  • Develop credible, respected relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Be flexible and respond to changes in priorities and demands for work and undertake effective risk management.
  • Generate and adopt new and creative ways for assessing performance.
  • Brief Ministers and Cabinet/Select Committees.
  • Share knowledge/expertise within the team to coach and mentor others.
  • Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Please email Jackie Johnson at quoting ref MBIE/10789 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 30th March at 5pm