Adviser & Senior Adviser - Programme Monitoring and Investment Management

·  Meaningful and impactful work | Small, friendly organisation | Flexible working by default

·  Great opportunity for career development and progression

·  Two full time permanent roles, one Senior and one Advisor



He kupu mō mātou Te Manatū Waka | About Ministry of Transport

Te Manatū Waka, Ministry of Transport, is the system leader for the transport sector whether it’s on land, at sea, in the air, or connecting Aotearoa to the world. We are the government’s principal adviser on transport policy, regulation and investment and play a crucial role in ensuring the transport system is working to improve the prosperity for New Zealanders.

At Te Manatū Waka, we pride ourselves on being a small, agile, and friendly Ministry, which maintains a work culture based on our values – Bold, Invested and Collaborative. Our modern offices located in the heart of the waterfront further enhances the Ministry’s working environment.



Ngā whakamārama mō te tūnga | About the opportunity

Te Manatū Waka recently established a new structure and operating model that positions us well to support the incoming government to deliver its priorities.

Specifically in the Programme Monitoring and Investment team we are looking for a Senior Adviser and Adviser to lead and support the Ministry’s performance monitoring activities and approach, to effectively support and enable a high performing sector.

You will be responsible for the following:

 Leading and supporting the Ministry’s programme monitoring and assurance activities across major projects, including the Government’s Policy Statement on land transport (GPS).

  • Analysing financial and non-financial performance data as it relates to project and programme delivery.
  • Supporting the development of the Ministry’s lifecycle approach to project/programme and portfolio management ensuring the above functional responsibilities contribute to and enhance the Ministry's role in this area.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to inform advice, enhance the Ministry’s transport sector leadership position, and inform stakeholders of relevant issues.



Te wāhi ki a koe | What you’ll bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. commercial law, finance, economics)
  • Experience in, or understanding of, economic and financial analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships, engage with, and influence senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing monitoring frameworks, performance measurement and driving efficiency.
  • Experience analysing performance data, including financial information and translating this into advice for senior leaders and Ministers.



Te wāhi ki a mātou | What we offer

In additional to our small and friendly office discreetly located on the wharf, we also offer a supportive and flexible work environment, individual development plans, Ministry leave days, laptop and mobile, a range of health and wellbeing benefits including wellbeing days and an annual Wellness payment, discounted insurances, EAP, a welcoming employee network + more.

Some of our office facilities include plenty of storage for bicycles/scooters, personal secure lockers, collaborative workspaces and showers.  

In our diverse and inclusive environment, our people grow their agile mindset, learn, evolve, and utilise their skills, while being empowered to make decisions.



Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary range

The salary range for the Adviser is $69,507 - $102,931 and the Senior is $108,126 - $122,673. The salary offered will be based on skills and experience.



Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

To view the job descriptions see attached, or apply online including a cover letter and CV click Apply.


Applications close midnight, Sunday 25 February 2024.


For further information or to speak confidentially, please contact Recruiter Ally Cuccurullo at or 022 017 8645.


You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa to apply for this role.


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds, orientations and identities. We aim to have a Ministry that represents the wider Aotearoa that we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels relevant, valued, supported and a sense of belonging.

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Please note unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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Permanent – Full time

Job no: BJAK41151

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Closing midnight, Sunday 25 February 2024.