Principal Evaluator Māoriat NZ Ministry of Education
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

The Principal Evaluator Māori will lead the Kaupapa Māori evaluation approach for Ka Hikitia (the Māori Education Strategy).

One of the key deliverables is the development of the Performance and Learning Framework in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri and the Māori Eduction Group, the Ministry of Education to understand and communicate the impact of Ka Hikitia - Māori success as Māori. The framework will :

  • Measure system performance using quantitative, qualitative, and financial data,
  • Have maximum applicability in different contexts across the system,
  • Have the flexibility to allow for fluctuations and new activity,
  • Allow for iterative improvements.
  • This approach to evaluation requires a significant level of engagement, capability development and leadership across all sectors and stakeholders.

    This brings together multiple perspectives to stimulate collective action.

    The role will also support the Kaupapa Māori evaluation capability and cultural competency of the Analytics and Insights Team, Evidence, Data and Knowledge and when feasible, help build the Kāupapa Māori evaluation capability across the Ministry of Education.

    About you

    To be successful, you will need to have :

  • Tertiary qualification in research, social science, economics, public policy, or related discipline.
  • Proven knowledge of te reo Māori (to intermediate level).
  • Excellent relationship skills to work with range diverse rōpū, whānau, including key relationships within the sector.
  • Ability to be guided by mātauranga Māori, tikanga, and kawa.
  • Experience in evaluation -kaupapa Māori research or evaluation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including negotiation and facilitation skills and experience.
  • Understand traditional and contemporary Māori values and knowledge; knowledge of Tikanga and Te Reo Māori, ability to apply Te Ao Māori in work, and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant professional research and evaluation codes and standards and the ethical issues involved in releasing sensitive information into the public arena.
  • Are you ready to make a difference?

    This is a fixed term, permanent role with negotiable flexible working options.

    We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

    As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

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