Kaitohutohu Mātāmua | Principal Advisor - Māori Rights and Interestsat Ministry for the Environment
Ministry for the Environment
Flexible, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government

About the role

As a Kaitohutohu Mātāmua Principal Advisor within the Tūmatakōkiri rōpū you will work in close partnership with the Manager and your wider rōpū colleagues, playing a vital and influential role in ensuring our rōpū meets its internal obligations to support overall strategic delivery.

Operating at a strategic level, this is a multi-faceted role with the opportunity to contribute to how the Ministry provides advice that delivers on our Tiriti obligations.

You will provide strategic advice and guidance to teams across the Ministry on engaging with Māori and reflecting Māori rights & interests' in advice, with the aim of ensuring there is consistency and cohesion (interconnections) across all of the Ministry's Māori policy advice and practice.

You will help develop the Ministry's capability to provide advice through implementation of Te Ao Hurihuri and new Māori policy standards and provide mentoring to other staff members.

You will take a strategic view across the advice the Ministry produces and via ongoing auditing of Māori rights & interests advice, and you will play a valuable role in providing recommendations and training on where the Ministry's practices need to be strengthened.

The Ministry looks to provide organisational flexibility to respond to changing work priorities. It is expected that Principal Advisors at MfE will be flexible to work across other areas of the Ministry as business or development needs require.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

If you are curious, courageous and you feel a genuine alignment with our kaupapa then we want to hear from you. Please highlight within your cover letter how you meet the following lead requirements :

  • Sound competency in Te Ao Māori, and a willingness to help others learn from you;
  • Thought leadership and experience in the production of policy advice, ideally with an environmental focus;
  • Strong political acumen has a high level of understanding of and experience in navigating Machinery of Government processes;
  • Confidence and credibility in stakeholder engagement with successful experience of working with and for Māori;
  • Strong critical and systems-thinking capability to contribute to developing and bringing te ao Māori and mātauranga Māori into all Group outputs and wider system improvements;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills to effectively build networks, develop effective partnerships and influence others; and
  • Proven experience of and a willingness to guide, coach and mentor other colleagues in their capability development and work delivery.
  • Salary Range

    Salary range for this role is from $155,491 up to $190,044 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

    Mō mātou About us

    The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation. We offer :

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.
  • A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success.

    We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua.

    We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

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