Research and Evaluation Auckland, permanentEnriching Aotearoa with thriving Pacific communities through robust research and insightsConnecting with Pacific communities and across government to lead insightful research for better Pacific people outcomesHigh-performing team that works collaboratively across Evaluation and Policy workAs a specialist leader and researcher in your field - you will be responsible for the development of annual work programmes for the Research and Insights team that align with the Ministry's strategic direction and Lalanga Fou goals.
You will bring an economic lens to the research work where experience in research frameworks and methodologies promote positive Pacific outcomes.
About usThe Ministry for Pacific People make a significant contribution to improve outcomes for Pacific People. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into fabric of New Zealand government.
We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture, and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples.
We have a key role in developing cross government collaboration and coordination of government's Pacific investments.What you will do in this role : Working in collaboration with the wider Research and Evaluation teams, you will lead and manage a team of high-performing Principal and Senior researchers to develop research and monitoring that feeds into key programmes such as Kapasa, Yavu and Tupu Aotearoa which strengthen the framework of programmes for Pacific peoplesProvide intellectual leadership and direction on significant research programmesFurther develop best practice and processes around the Ministry's research and insights workSupport the translation of research into policy - working closely with the Policy team to ensure policy planning and development are informed by robust research evidence and insightsA key Ministry programme is the establishment of Languages so undertaking significant and ground-breaking research that promotes a wider understanding of Pacific peoples' views, experience, cultures and languagesLead a team that participates in external research programmes as appropriate and assists in the development of reports, papers and submissions to Cabinet Office and Select CommitteeProvide intellectual subject matter expertise and leadership in research in within the Ministry and to external agencies and organisationsProvide robust research and evaluation advice which contributes to the Ministry's reputation as a centre of excellence in Pacific research, ensuring high-quality advice is provided that brings credibility and assurance through building a strong network of stakeholders from across government, not-for-profit, Pacific community groups and industry sectors.
To be successful in this role you will bring the following : Management of people and programmes in research and monitoring, demonstrating a robustness around research and evaluation methodologies, approaches and outcomesSolid network across government that enables collaboration and focus towards better outcomes for Pacific PeopleLikely an academic / tertiary background in economics and / or educationExcellent written communication and verbal skills, with the ability to confidently communicate with a variety of audiencesGood understanding of the machinery of government and how to navigate itStrong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to engage with different audiences on complex evaluation and analysis problems to advise on options, risks and opportunitiesWorking for usAt Ministry for Pacific People, we offer attractive employment benefits including market salary, healthcare insurance, flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.
Whilst the work is challenging, you be rewarded by contributing to positive outcomes with a focus on better outcomes for our Pacific People.
At the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, we recognise that diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is important to our business.
We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation for our Pacific People and achieve our Lalanga Fou goals.
Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect, and connection with the communities where we work - benefiting individual employees and our Pacific People across New ZealandIf you would like more information please email recruitment mpp.
govt.nz quoting the position title in the subject. Applications will be reviewed throughout advertising and we may reach out to you if further information is required.
Applications close at 11 : 59pm on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.Click here for the position description.All applications must be made through our careers site.
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