Kairuruku Tira - Team Coordinator, Monitoring
Ministry of Social Development
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Fulltime, Wellington

  • Support improving outcomes for our tamariki / children and rangatahi / young people within the Oranga Tamariki system*
  • Opportunities to develop best practice administration systems and be involved in office projects
  • Some travel required, supported by a flexible working environment
  • Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake (The Independent Children’s Monitor) provides independent oversight across the Oranga Tamariki system.

    Its primary role is to monitor those organisations that have custody and care of children and young people with a focus on supporting improved outcomes for them and their whānau.

    This is achieved through feeding back to organisations, communities and agencies, as well as reporting findings to the Minister.

    The Kairuruku Tira - Team Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the functions of our Monitors or front-line staff. In this role you will work across the monitoring teams of the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices.

  • Your key responsibilities will be to provide exceptional administration support and assistance to the teams, including but not limited to travel arrangements;
  • calendar management; stakeholder coordination; event management; and document and information management. We are keen to find someone who likes to problem-solve, find efficiencies, and develop processes to improve our operations.

    We are looking for an experienced administrator who is :

  • Aligned with our organisation values
  • Skilled in managing a range of administrative tasks across teams and sites
  • Be familiar with government systems including travel and financial processes
  • A team player who enjoys working closely with colleagues to achieve the best outcome for the business
  • Experienced in implementing mini projects to improve efficiency
  • Able to use initiative and judgement in prioritising and progressing with assigned work
  • Driven to get the job done, be strong in multi-tasking and help others when and as needed
  • Because our teams work across Aotearoa and our organisational values are fundamental in providing a consistent approach to how we communicate, support, and work together.

    Our values are Kia Māia to be courageous; Kia Pono, Kia Tika to be trustworthy; Manaaki to be respectful; and Kia Huritao to be reflective.

    Does this sound like you? If so, we look forward to hearing from you!

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    You can find out more about the Monitor at

  • The term Oranga Tamariki system is used to describe any agency services provided to children and young people under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and includes all agencies that provide services to children in the Oranga Tamariki system, for example health, education and disability services and includes non-government organisations.
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