Kaitohu Matua ā Rohe - Senior Advisor Regional
Te Puni Kōkiri
1d ago

Kaitohu Matua ā Rohe - Senior Advisor Regional

Location - This position is based in our Te Tau Ihu - Nelson Office

Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is a progressive government agency that works within government and communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau.

The wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa. The very broad role of Te Puni Kōkiri, our access to information and ability to make connections, make us ideally placed to spark innovation.

We influence the work of others by bringing Māori voices to decision makers and we invest in innovative initiatives that build the capacity and readiness of whānau and Māori communities.

To achieve this, we engage with whānau, hapū and iwi, and partner with other public sector agencies.

We are looking for a Senior Advisor to play a critical role in leading out the Māori development strategic objectives in Te Tai Hauauru.

Te Whiwhinga Mahi The opportunity

The Senior Advisor is responsible for assisting whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations and Māori communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development.

The Senior Advisor will work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori.

You will do this by :

  • Facilitating regional partnerships and to work with stakeholders across the iwi, public and private sectors.
  • Contributing to regional work programmes including leading and providing policy advice across a range of project related issues significant to Māori and Government.
  • Leading work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori.
  • Acting as an effective conduit for information both into and out of Māori communities to support Māori initiatives
  • Managing and analysing information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to the development of Te Puni Kōkiri policy thinking.
  • Assisting whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation's and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development.
  • Managing local level contractual arrangements and be a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders.
  • Providing mentoring and coaching to Regional Advisors in the region.
  • Informing investment decisions in partnership with the Investment Team and policy colleagues.
  • Ko wai koe About you

  • An adaptable team player experienced in working in high performing physical and virtual teams.
  • Passion for knowledge, open to learning new things and comfortable with a changing environment.
  • Experience in community development working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation's and Māori communities.
  • Comfort in working in a tikanga / kaupapa Māori environment, a degree of fluency in Te Reo Māori is of benefit.
  • Ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Proven experience working in either a public or private sector environment.
  • Demonstrate effective use of project management disciplines to support work.
  • Understand the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken.
  • Experience in using a whānau centred approach to service delivery.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both oral and written.
  • A clean full motor vehicle driver's licence.
  • Ka whiwhi koe i te aha What you will get in return

    A diverse and rewarding working environment full of passionate people focussed on discovering solutions that will assist in serving our communities.

    We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative.

    There is more to life than just work and we encourage our staff to maintain the right balance between work and personal pursuits.

    We recognise that a healthy workforce is a productive one so we're committed to providing opportunities and incentives for our employees to look after themselves, including :

  • Optical allowance
  • Hauora allowance
  • Te Reo Māori proficiency allowance
  • Provide enhanced parental leave provisions and childcare allowances.
  • To view a copy of the job description please visit our careers website :

    https : / / www.tpk.govt.nz / en / mo-te-puni-kokiri / careers

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