Senior Advisorat Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development
Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development
Wellington, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

Supporting Thriving Whānau

Senior Advisor Opportunities

Policy Partnerships Puni - Te Puni Kōkiri

Are you a seasoned and talented Senior Advisor looking for a new opportunity?

We are seeking out Senior Advisors who are :

  • Self-aware, agile, curious, honest and courageous
  • Experienced in leading research and / or evaluation projects
  • Able to develop and maintain excellent relationships
  • Experienced in applying kaupapa Māori approaches to their mahi
  • Set apart by their ability to support and coach others.
  • 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.

    The Role

    As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for partnering with stakeholders within Te Puni Kōkiri and partner agencies to support decision making evidenced through quantitative and / or qualitative research and / or evaluation.

    Evidence is crucial in policy development and Te Puni Kōkiri's vision is to become the Government's authoritative voice on Māori wellbeing outcomes, rights and interests.

    About You

    You will demonstrate experience in quantitative or qualitative research and / or evaluation. Your ability to apply research and evaluation methodologies will be highly respected by your manager, peers and stakeholders.

    You will have a drive for results achieved through initiative and leadership. You will be able to forge strong working relationships with key stakeholders within Te Puni Kōkiri and across Government departments.

    Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will provide clarity on complex research and evaluation issues.

    You need to be :

  • Set apart from the others because of your understanding of te ao Māori, and your desire to make a difference to improving Māori wellbeing
  • Experienced at using kaupapa Māori approaches to research and / or evaluation
  • A positive attitude to working collaboratively with others to develop solutions
  • A critical thinker with analytical rigour who can see things from a range of perspectives
  • An excellent communicator both orally and through writing to a range of audiences
  • Able to see the big picture yet distil complex issues into clear advice.
  • We Can Offer

  • An environment where you will prosper as part of a whānau that is committed to the kaupapa of 'Whānau Taurikura - Thriving Whānau'
  • An environment that is guided by its values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative
  • A promise that we invest in our people - you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential
  • A commitment towards your wellbeing, financial security and learning & development - we even provide in-house te reo Māori training and have our own Kapahaka group that you can join.
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