Principal Advisor - Te Ao Maori Strategy & Policy Team
The Treasury
4d ago

Principal Advisor - Te Ao Māori Strategy and Policy Team

  • Be at the forefront of a new way of working in Te Tai Ōhanga - the Treasury
  • Lead and imbue a te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi lens in and through strategy and policy development
  • Work programme focused on a rotating set of high priority issues
  • Supercharge your development, rapidly broadening your policy expertise and networks
  • Contribute to a fun, inclusive and whānau-centred team
  • Ko mātou About us

    Here at Te Tai Ōhanga, we are committed to Tiakitanga (our role of stewardship) to make Aotearoa a better place for people today and in the future.

    We safeguard New Zealand's finances and are the Government's trusted economic advisor. Our vision is to lift living standards for all New Zealanders.

    In order to achieve our organisational and people objectives and to thrive among constant change, Te Tai Ōhanga has established an agile resourcing operating model, with emphasis on te ao Māori strategy and policy expertise.

  • The aim is to effectively allocate people to priority work as required; apply a te ao Māori lens; build flexibility into our resourcing model;
  • and to support the wellbeing and development of our people.

    Te tūranga About the role

    The Te Ao Māori Strategy and Policy Team is looking for a Principal Advisor who will be deployed to high priority and / or urgent areas of work across the Treasury to provide policy advice, from a te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi lens.

    Initial deployments will be confirmed with the successful candidate, and will target high priorities areas, such as accelerating economic recovery from COVID-19, navigating big issues around climate change, health and housing, embedding and delivering a sustainable public finance system.

    Team members will have dual reporting lines, both to their 'home' Manager - Te Ao Māori Strategy and Policy and to their 'host' people leader.

    Deployment lengths vary depending on the nature of work and requirements but are usually 3 - 6 months.

    Te Ao Māori Strategy and Policy Team members are also part of Te Puna Aronui, a network of analysts across Te Tai Ōhanga with capability in Te Ao Māori and Pacific perspectives.

    By way of our working and being part of Te Puna Aronui, we quickly gain experience and visibility across Te Tai Ōhanga - The Treasury.

    The team is focused on using that experience to help lead on important issues, like building the organisation's cultural capability and helping to create an inclusive workplace.

    We support our people to develop confidence and capability in (A Māori Wellbeing Framework).

    Ō pūmanawa About you

    We are seeking a well-rounded candidate who :

  • Has proven experience in interweaving Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi through their work
  • Is a high performing policy professional with solid experience, confident in the full-breadth of core policy skills
  • Has a curious policy mind, keen to dive into new areas of policy
  • Is an exceptional collaborator and team player, able to adapt to new teams and working rhythms
  • Has a high level of adaptability and resilience, comfortable working on fast moving and high priority issues
  • Is delivery focussed and an effective problem solver
  • Is a persuasive communicator, with experience conveying complex ideas in a clear and simple manner
  • Has an ability to positively influence others and offer support to help teams achieve their goals
  • Has high cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence and a growth mind-set.
  • Ngā hua What we offer

  • Be part of Te Puna Aronui, a network of analysts across Te Tai Ōhanga with expertise in Te Ao Māori and Pacific perspectives
  • The opportunity to work in a supportive and high-performing team and internal opportunities across the organisation
  • An environment where excellence is recognised, and staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential
  • A workplace that values diversity and inclusion and recognises the value of your lived experiences
  • Flexible work arrangements and encouragement to enjoy a positive work / life balance with a range of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • 5 weeks annual leave for permanent full-time employees (pro-rated for part-time employees).
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