New Vacancy: Project Lead

Location: Auckland / Start Date: 25.01.2021 / Contract Type: Full-time

About the role

We are looking for a seasoned project leader who is passionate about increasing Pacific peoples financial capability. It's a hugely exciting opportunity to help equip 1200 Pacific households with the skills to weather economic shocks and save for home ownership. This project is significant, with 2.64 million of funding over a four year period.

You have extensive insight into Pacific peoples culture, language and identity and you understand how to be culturally respectful. You want to tackle complex socio-economic issues and make a difference for Pacific peoples. 

You are an experienced project management professional, very familiar with best practice tools and methodologies and complex deliverables. Your ability to deliver and manage projects to quality, cost and time standards will be an evident strength. It would also be advantageous if you have experience in NZ Government procurement practices. You will also have a good understanding of how to develop quality learning materials and experiences and know how to gauge their success. 

You are an exceptional communicator, able to easily navigate multiple, varied stakeholders, and you enjoy developing and maintaining positive and productive partnerships. 

Comfortable walking into any room, you are a confident presenter and influencer. You are at ease with change and navigate new challenges with energy, bringing others along for the ride.    

If this sounds like you and you have skills and experience outlined below we look forward to hearing from you! Please apply using Seek, submitting a cover letter and resume.

Skills and experience

We are seeking applicants with: 

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience in project managing and leading a similar scale education project
  • A relevant project management qualification and/or demonstrated work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience on scale with the deliverables required for this project
  • A thorough understanding of Pacific Peoples culture, language and identity.

Benefits and perks

  • We're flexible – work from home days and more - we are people-centric culture focused on wellness, teamwork, diversity
  • Three additional leave days during the summer holidays
  • Generous KiwiSaver employer contributions 
  • A passionate and innovative team environment - we're not your typical government agency
  • The ability to be part of an organisation making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders.

Closing Date

All applications must be submitted by close of business 22 January 2021.

The CFFC reserves the right to commence the interview process immediately.

To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


About us

The team at Te Ara Ahunga Ora/the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) is on a mission to help New Zealanders retire with confidence. With a multigenerational approach we want to ensure people feel secure they'll have resources and the know-how to make ends meet. You might know us for our award-winning website, but there's much more to us than that.

We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. We advise Government on the policies to enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders, including monitoring the framework for retirement villages. Together with a range of partners we help build financial wellbeing and contribute to a better understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing. For more information about Te Ara Ahunga Ora/the CFFC and what we do, go to

Tā Mātou Whakakitenga/Our Vision

New Zealanders retire with confidence

Tā Mātou Kaupapa Mātāmua/Our Mission

To help improve retirement outcomes for New Zealanders, with trusted information, informed advocacy and effective collaboration.