Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Tōmua | Senior Analyst & Senior Advisor Vacancies
Te Puni Kōkiri
3d ago

We are looking for seasoned and talented Senior Policy Analysts & Senior Policy Advisors seeking a new opportunity!

Our Policy Partnerships Puni works at the forefront of policy development within Te Puni Kōkiri, and we are looking for experienced Senior Policy Analysts and Advisors to join our Wellington National Office.

About our Policy Partnerships Puni

Te Puni Kōkiri is the Principal Policy Advisor to the Government on Māori wellbeing and development and we have an important contribution to make to impact Māori wellbeing outcomes.

To do this, we must exert leadership and influence on the public sector system to enable and support the Government to deliver positive wellbeing outcomes for Māori.

The Policy Partnerships Puni has the following core value propositions :

  • leading across the public sector to understand and prioritise Māori issues, needs and opportunities impacting on wellbeing and development
  • providing credible, evidence-based advice that is anchored in the cultural context of Māori
  • designing, applying and advising on te ao Māori and Te Tiriti-based frameworks for policy linking the voice of whānau Māori into policy proposals and solution design.
  • Our Policy Partnerships Puni works at the forefront of policy development within Te Puni Kōkiri, and we are looking to build our existing talent base and recruit experienced policy analysts at the Senior cohort level to join our puni, which is located in our National Office in Wellington.

    Te Whiwhinga Mahi The opportunity

    As a Senior in Policy, you will be responsible for providing high quality analysis and robust research and advice that impacts on Māori positively and contributes to thriving whānau.

    You will produce and influence the development of innovative, cutting-edge policy and you will work collaboratively with your colleagues, within Te Puni Kōkiri and across Government, as well as with Māori and key stakeholders.

    The appointment range for this role is $86,599 - 130,326 per annum.

    Ko wai koe About You

    You could come from a range of policy backgrounds but what is most important is that you are comfortable coming up to speed quickly with new issues and leading your own work.

    You need to :

  • have public policy experience, understand te ao Māori and Te Reo Māori, and have robust understanding of the machinery of Government and Te Tiriti
  • have experience thinking critically and working collaboratively with others to develop solutions and be able to distil big picture thinking on complex issues into clear advice
  • be an excellent communicator and influencer, with competencies in the core aspects of Ministerial servicing
  • be able to lead your own work and mentor junior team members
  • be agile and able to manage challenging work
  • We Can Offer

    As the principal government advisor on Māori Development, our Policy kaimahi work across government to deliver our vision of 'Whānau Taurikuru - Thriving Whānau'.

    The work of the Policy Puni is broad. Te Puni Kōkiri will expose you to a variety of experiences across government, allowing you to hone your policy skills and work alongside committed and exceptional practitioners at the forefront of transforming outcomes for Māori.

    Te Puni Kōkiri offers the whānau feeling of a small agency, and prioritises your whānau, wellbeing and development. We provide in-house te reo Māori training, and we are committed to enabling all kaimahi to deepen their understanding of reo and tikanga Māori.

    If this opportunity appeals to you, apply now!

    We are actively reviewing talent and appointments will be made once suitable candidates are identified. We encourage you to make your application today or get in touch to discuss more about how this great opportunity will fit with your career goals.

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