Work for us

This is an exciting time to join the Office of the Auditor-General. We're here to make a difference, and we have opportunities for you to further your career in an organisation uniquely placed to influence improvements throughout the public sector.

What we offer

If you're working for us, we offer you:

  • five weeks' annual leave;
  • seasonal influenza immunisations;
  • two-yearly eye-tests;  
  • discounted health insurance;
  • life and total permanent disability insurance (at the Auditor-General's discretion);
  • study assistance;
  • access to a career board, to help develop you in your current role or toward the next one;
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • parental leave (including your full annual leave entitlement);
  • access to a counselling and support service (the Employee Assistance Programme);
  • workplace support networks (including a Rainbow Network); and
  • a contribution to the costs of eyewear.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth (04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz).

Vacancy: Programme Director (North)

The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) is the official association of 27 Supreme Audit Institutions (government audit offices and similar organisations, known as SAIs) in the Pacific region. PASAI promotes transparent, accountable, effective, and efficient use of public sector resources in the Pacific. It contributes to that goal by helping its members to improve the quality of public sector auditing in the Pacific to recognised standards.

The Secretariat is responsible to lead the region to achieve the outcomes of PASAI’s 10-year Strategic Plan 2014­–2024.

PASAI’s Auckland-based Secretariat operates through a New Zealand-registered incorporated society. Its budget is about NZ$3 million each year. Its work is currently funded by several development partners, including the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the European Union through the United Nations Development Programme. This position is for a fixed term of three years, tied to the funding programme.

The Programme Director role has responsibility for supporting improvement of SAIs’ capacity and capability. This involves working closely with Heads of SAIs and supporting them to work towards their goals.

This role is a senior leader in the PASAI Secretariat and will need to work with the Secretariat team, consultants, and other stakeholders to support the implementation and delivery of PASAI’s strategic and operational plans. The role, while part of the PASAI Secretariat team, will be based in one of the countries listed below and will be the home country of the successful candidate. No relocation will be required. The role will be provided a workspace in the local SAI offices but will report to the PASAI Chief Executive. The role will be part of the PASAI Secretariat Directorate team and will perform a share of the Directorate work programme with a focus on the SAIs in the Northern part of the PASAI region.

Residents of these countries are eligible to apply for this role: Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Kiribati, Guam, Marshall Islands, Nauru & Palau.

For more information, contact Esther Lameko-Poutoa, Chief Executive PASAI on +649 304 1275 or esther.lamekopoutoa@pasai.org or Sarah Markley, Deputy Secretary-General, PASAI on +644 917 1500 or sarah.markley@oag.parliament.nz. For recruitment queries please contact Jen Broster on +64 4 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

You must apply online hrough www.jobs.govt.nz (and you'll find the position description there, too).

Applications close Sunday 9th May 2021.

Vacancy: Programme Director (South)

The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) is the official association of 27 Supreme Audit Institutions (government audit offices and similar organisations, known as SAIs) in the Pacific region. PASAI promotes transparent, accountable, effective, and efficient use of public sector resources in the Pacific. It contributes to that goal by helping its members to improve the quality of public sector auditing in the Pacific to recognised standards.

The Secretariat is responsible for leading the region to achieve the outcomes of PASAI’s 10-year Strategic Plan 2014–2024.

PASAI’s Auckland-based Secretariat operates through a New Zealand-registered incorporated society. Its budget is about NZ$3 million each year. Its work is currently funded by several development partners, including the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the European Union through the United Nations Development Programme. This position is for a fixed term of three years, tied to the funding programme.

The Programme Director is responsible for supporting improvement of SAIs’ capacity and capability. This involves working closely with Heads of SAIs and to support them to work towards their goals.

This role is a senior leader in the PASAI Secretariat and will need to work with the Secretariat team, consultants, and other stakeholders to support the implementation and delivery of PASAI’s strategic and operational plans. The role, while part of the PASAI Secretariat team, will be based in one of the countries listed below and will be the home country of the successful candidate. No relocation will be required. The role will be provided a workspace in the local SAI offices but will report to the PASAI Chief Executive. The role will be part of the PASAI Secretariat Directorate team and will perform a share of the Directorate work programme with a focus on the SAIs in the Southern part of the PASAI region.

Residents of these countries are eligible to apply for this role: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

For more information, contact Esther Lameko-Poutoa, Chief Executive PASAI on +649 304 1275 or esther.lamekopoutoa@pasai.org or Sarah Markley, Deputy Secretary-General, PASAI on +644 917 1500 or sarah.markley@oag.parliament.nz. For recruitment queries please contact Jen Broster on +64 4 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz

You must apply online through www.jobs.govt.nz (and you'll find the position description there, too).

Applications close Sunday 9th May 2021.

Notes for applicants

  1. We usually ask candidates to apply through the jobs.govt.nz website. We'll use the information you provide through that site to help us consider your suitability for the position you've applied for. (If your application is successful, we'll put this information on your personnel file. You can ask to see the information in that file, and to seek any correction you think necessary to ensure accuracy.)
  2. If the advertised position doesn't include a link to the jobs.govt.nz website, please email your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to the Advisor, Talent and Recruitment.
  3. Many positions in Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General require you to have a satisfactory security clearance. Therefore, any offer of employment might be conditional on a satisfactory security clearance.
  4. If we proceed with your application, we'll ask for the details we need for your security clearance and details of any criminal convictions.
  5. Please note that if you've given incorrect or misleading information, or have left out any important information or fail to obtain a security clearance, you may be disqualified from appointment. If you've already been appointed, your employment may be immediately terminated.
  6. If your application is successful, we'll need to see:
    • certificates of your educational qualifications;
    • if applicable, evidence of your New Zealand Citizenship, residency, or work permit.
  7. All employees of the Controller and Auditor-General must be independent of the organisations we audit. Accordingly, as an employee you will be required to complete an independence declaration. This declaration includes the disclosure of a financial interest of you (or a family member) in an audited organisation, or a personal relationship with a member of that organisation’s executive or staff.
  8. If your disclosure reveals an existing or potential problem you won't be assigned to any project where your independence as an employee could be compromised, or where a conflict of interest situation might arise. At the extreme end of the spectrum, you might be asked to divest yourself of any investments in an organisation under audit.

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Page last updated: 19 April 2021