Risk Specialist - National Office

  • Work across the Ministry’s service units providing expert advice
  • Excellent career opportunity
  • Strategic and operational focus

The Corporate Solutions group is responsible for providing the majority of corporate and shared services within the new MSD corporate operating model. The Corporate Solutions operating model includes embedded corporate services for MSD, shared services and shared governance from MSD to the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki, (Oranga Tamariki) the Social Policy and Evaluation Research Unit (Superu) and the Social Investment Unit (SIU) and a range of transitional embedded corporate functions to Oranga Tamariki.

About the Role

The role of a Risk Specialist is to provide expert, technical and high quality risk management support and advice to senior management across the Ministry.Your focus will be on ensuring that quality and consistent risk management practice is included in all aspects of the Ministry’s strategic, operational, programme and project activity.

You will do this by:

  • supporting staff to identify and assess risks by facilitating risk workshops;
  • ensuring that staff are following a robust process consistent with standards, guidelines, tools and templates in-line with best practice; and
  • encouraging a culture which is risk aware across the Ministry.

Skills and Experience

As a successful candidate, you will have:

  • excellent relationship management and inter-personal skills with an ability to establish rapport, building and maintaining relationships at all levels across the Ministry, including senior management and across the sector and organisational boundaries
  • excellent communication skills with highly developed listening, questioning and facilitation skills and an ability to persuade and encourage others to act
  • well-developed analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to successfully analyse information to assess risk, control, mitigations and the wider context to draw valid conclusions including problem definition and resolution skills
  • experience in the promotion and education of risk management practices at various levels of an organisation
  • the ability to facilitate, train and educate staff
  • knowledge, understanding and experience in providing advisory services relating to risk, controls and mitigation strategies
  • an understanding of the government and public sector environment, systems, processes and strategic issues facing government and the Ministry.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, please apply now.

How to apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contactus at jobs@msd.govt.nz

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External Candidates(including Ministry of Vulnerable Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at https://jobs.msd.govt.nz

Applications close: Wednesday, 23 August 2017