Director Kaupapa Inquiries
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
20h ago

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.

We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.

Director, Kaupapa Inquiries

  • Make an impact in this rewarding leadership role
  • Dynamic and exciting role
  • Wellington based, permanent full-time opportunity
  • Come and join us to help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent. Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau

    About this role

    We are looking for a Director, Kaupapa Inquiries to join the Māori, Partnerships and Programmes (MPP) team.

    The MPP team focuses on building strong and resilient communities using a range of prevention and community development approaches which lead to sustainable and long term outcomes for whānau, communities and whole of populations.

  • Reporting to the General Manager Māori, Partnerships and Programmes, you will provide leadership and direction for the delivery of the Ministry’s Kaupapa Inquiries (KI) Programme across MSD;
  • and develop and maintain excellent working relationships with internal stakeholders, Government, Crown and with Inquiry claimants.

    This in an integral role and an opportunity for you to provide expert knowledge and advice to influence key decisions in relation to the significant issues raised affecting Māori.

    Skills and experience

    To be considered for this role you will have :

  • Extensive relationship and stakeholder management experience and an established record of operating and providing advice at a senior level.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to support staff and external partners through the organisation changes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability and political nous to effectively navigate complex cross agency issues in a dynamic policy environment.
  • Experience working with iwi / Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori, Kaupapa Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Sound knowledge of the Machinery of Government.
  • If you are a confident leader and trusted advisor, this is an excellent opportunity to drive change and continuous improvement.

    Position Description

    http : / / / hr / documents / position-descriptions / dce-maori-communities-and-partnerships / partnerships-programmes / director-kaupapa-inquiries-pd-april-22.docx

    Salary range : $134,378.00 - $201,566.00

    How to apply

    To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.

    Note : Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description.

    All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs

    Internal MSD Employees please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

    Closing date : 5pm, Sunday, 22nd May 2022.

    Joining us

    Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment.

    We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

    MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.

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