Senior Advisor, Knowledge Management | Wellington

Senior Advisor, Knowledge Management

Posted on 08-Jan-2019
Application Close Date: 22-Jan-2019
Knowledge Management
Position Type:
Permanent Full Time
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Senior Advisor, Knowledge Management (Full time) Wellington

  • Are you skilled in knowledge management?
  • Do you have experience in design, development and implementation of knowledge management processes?
  • Do you want to be instrumental in shaping a newly created team?

As an independent Officer of Parliament, we help the New Zealand public in their dealings with public sector agencies. We handle complaints, carry out investigations, protect the rights of people in detention, provide advice and training to agencies and strive to build awareness of what we do and how we do it. We have seen considerable growth in the activities and functions we deliver, and there is a lot more to come as part of an ambitious vision for the future. We have a friendly and collaborative environment where our people enjoy interesting and challenging work and are passionate about what they do.

From a knowledge management perspective, the work we do is different, complex and demanding. It can be highly sensitive for political privacy or national security reasons, and includes reviewing the security and intelligence agencies involved in sending, receiving and handling national/international classified information. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic person who can provide expert specialist advice, thought-leadership and stakeholder engagement to enable the achievement of The Office of the Ombudsman strategic objectives. We are establishing a new team of specialists who will play a pivotal role in building capability, as well as, driving and enabling information and knowledge sharing. 

What we are looking for:

  • A post-graduate qualification specialising in knowledge management related field and/or equivalent work experience;
  • Significant experience in an knowledge management practitioner role, assisting with the development of knowledge management tools and supporting policies and procedures, as well as focusing on the delivery of knowledge management operations and services, preferably within a legal environment;
  • Experience and a proven track record of providing advice and expertise, and leading the design and delivery of a wide range of knowledge management solutions, library and precedents systems;
  • Ability to apply principles of good knowledge management practices to complex operational and IT environments;
  • Experience finding innovative solutions to organisational knowledge management challenges;
  • Excellent knowledge of legislative and policy requirements that affect the knowledge management in the public sector, including copyright, privacy acts and orders, National Library, and the Public Records Act; Experience of working with sensitive and personal information and knowledge in an environment that requires high levels of confidentiality and security;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of stakeholder management , particularly within a project environment, and;
  • The ability to multi-task effectively and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

Depending on skills and experience, the salary for this position will likely range between $92,882 and $139,324 gross p.a.

The successful appointee will have a legal entitlement to work in New Zealand and may be required to achieve and maintain a New Zealand government (NZSIS) security clearance.

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now' button where you will need to register through our online career centre, complete our application form and upload your CV and cover letter. A job description is also available to download from our career centre. 

For further information about this vacancy, please

Applications close 12 noon, Tuesday, 22 January 2019.

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