Regional Contracts Assistant

Regional Contracts Assistant – Wellington Region, Permanent, full time


Ministry of Social Development


Willis Street Office 

⦁    Contract administration and assistance
⦁    Programme co-ordination
⦁    Monitoring and reporting 

The Regional Contracts Assistant works alongside the Regional Contracts Manager to manage provider relationships and provide specialised assistance in the end-to-end procurement and contract management process.


This is a pivotal role in the Contracts team and is responsible for writing contracts, managing finances and completing forecasts for Providers, and assessing and paying invoices.


You will be skilled at building positive relationships with providers, working with them to maximise client outcomes and contract performance.


You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and an ability to work under pressure.  You will be experienced in analysing and reporting data.


You will be a great communicator and problem solver, with a strong focus on providing excellent client service to internal and external stakeholders.


As a key member of the team, you will show initiative by providing advice for the improvement of systems and procedures and contribute to a supportive team environment.  Excellent Excel skills and knowledge of MS Word is essential.


A full driver’s licence is required as there is regular travel in this role.


We offer


  • Salary range $55,821 to $76,754 per annum (in line with evidenced skills, experience and performance)
  • Training and regular development coaching
  • A supportive and collegial team environment.
  • A rewarding career serving New Zealanders each day.
  • Interesting and varied complex work
How to apply


Apply online with your CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role and answer these questions in the online application form.


  1. What experience do you have developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders?
  2. Tell us about a time you had to make a quality judgement or decision, outlining the associated risks and issues.


Internal MSD Employees – Please apply through your myHR portal at work with your CV and cover letter.   This will ensure your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.  


All external applicants, please apply through the Apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

Applications close: 30 September 2020


For a confidential discussion about the role initially contact Farisha Begg on email:

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