staff officer (advisor)to the cio in Wellington

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consulting & strategy
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sherena dullabh, randstad
04 471 4871
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job description

Randstad Technologies are currently on the lookout for a Staff Officer to support and represent the CIO of a major central government department. This organisation is going through a large transformation within their ICT Directorate, and this role will be central to that change.

This is a unique position that will be pivotal in transforming the way IT is run within this organization. It’s a senior advisory role that will have operational oversight of advisors and support staff.


  • Establish the Office for the CIO
  • Advise the CIO on strategic governance responsibilities and commitments
  • Develop, monitor and manage policy and standards for their ICT Strategy
  • Ensure that the CIO is informed, prepared and proactive in delivering business expectations
  • Support and advise the CIO around influencing and managing stakeholder through changes to the directorate.
  • Represent the CIO in governance and other senior leadership meetings
  • Be part of the recruitment for the large number of vacancies within the newly established structure
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Ad hoc (interim) secretariat support while building the team
  • Build relationships across other government departments


We’re looking for people that have significant experience in ICT governance and understand the mechanics of government.

  • Have held an active role in senior governance forums with a strong influencing ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills- has lead teams before and actively participated in staff members growth and development.
  • Able to maintain a holistic overview around initiatives considering interdependencies, scope, schedule, budgets and quality.

This is an organsiation that requires Security Clearance. Existing government security clearance or the ability to gain and maintain such a clearance (Please see this link to the public NZSIS information for further information about the vetting process for national security clearances:

For further information- please call Sherena Dullabh on 04 471 4871 or email

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Governance, CIO, Advisor, Policy, Standards, Policies, Senior Representation, Business Reporting

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree