Māori Research Advisor - Resilience and Research Group
Earthquake Commission
Wellington, NZ
4d ago

Māori Research Advisor Kairangahau Māori

  • Permanent
  • Wellington Te Whanganui a Tara
  • EQC values flexible working, professional development and offers great benefits
  • Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! Kia tū tonu, kia tū kotahi, ko te toka, ko Toka Tū Ake.

    EQC has adopted a new name - Toka Tū Ake - to better reflect the role our scheme plays in supporting all New Zealanders.

    Toka Tū Ake provides the solid foundation that helps our nation stand strong through times of adversity caused by natural hazards.

    We do this by better understanding the risks from our natural hazards, sharing our expertise to build community resilience, and providing natural hazard insurance, alongside our insurer partners.

    We are the foundation from which we stand strong, together.

  • Toka : (noun) rock, large stone, boulder.
  • Tū : (verb) to stand, take place, set in place, establish, convene.
  • Ake : (particle) to raise upwards.
  • Toka Tū Ake te ao Māori strategy

    As part of our efforts to build our cultural capability, we want to ensure te ao Māori perspectives and practices are incorporated into our work.

    As a Crown Agency we need to ensure we play our part in the Government's good-faith and collaborative approach to Māori-Crown relationships.

    We want to lift our capability in a range of skills including te reo and tikanga Māori, knowledge of New Zealand history and the Treaty of Waitangi, and to build our understanding of te ao Māori so we can be a better partner.

    We recognise that the Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document for the relationships between the Crown and Māori. Over the next four years, we want to transform how we engage with Māori customers and partners, starting with our own cultural capability and familiarity with te ao Māori as an organisation, so that our services reflect that commitment.

    We want our services to be accessible to the diverse range of communities we serve, either directly or through our partners.

    We are therefore embedding cultural diversity and inclusion into our capability and the way we perform our functions.

    Te Whiwhinga Mahi The Opportunity

    Ko te Whāinga nui o tēnei tūranga mahi kia noho hei pou tautoko i Toka Tū Ake e haumi nei, e whakangao nei kia heke iho ngā tūraro, kia rangahau aumangea anō hoki me te tīno whakaaro ake o te mātauranga Māori, mā te Māori anō e ārahi.

    The purpose of this role is to support Toka Tū Ake - Earthquake Commission's investment in natural hazard risk reduction and resilience research with a focus on Mātauranga Māori and Māori-led research.

    Being a key point of contact for the research sector you will be guiding Toka Tū Ake embedded views of te ao Māori by collaborating with the Manager Research on revising and implementing the Research Strategy through embedding kaupapa Māori and reflective perspectives of and from te ao Māori.

    Providing high-level advice and support for researchers with the development and review of research funding applications, including advice on aligning the research to Vision Mātauranga, engaging with Māori, and ensuring benefit to Māori and all New Zealanders.

    Work across Toka Tū Ake, and with Māori communities and the sector to understand knowledge needs and gaps, and with the Resilience and Research team to identify funding opportunities relevant to Toka Tū Ake and build strong and enduring relationships with Māori researchers, especially those funded by Toka Tū Ake, to ensure that they feel supported, and the benefits of their research realised.

    Ko wai koe About You

  • Postgraduate (PhD or Master's degree) qualification in natural hazards, engineering, earth sciences, social sciences e.
  • g., sociology, geography, risk management, hazards management.

  • 3 or more years of experience in a research management and / or hazard risk management / resilience context.
  • Cultural capabilities pertaining to Te Ao Māori including Mātauranga Māori
  • Understanding of research and science fields.
  • Understanding of key concepts e.g. risk, vulnerability, wellbeing, and resilience
  • Working knowledge of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Experience in working across and coordinating many initiatives at the same time.
  • Experience working with and influencing external parties to the organisation and good relationship management.
  • Grant management experience is essential.
  • Understanding of business and commercial issues is desirable.
  • Understanding of the insurance sector is desirable.
  • Why Toka Tū Ake (EQC) is a great place to work

    Toka Tū Ake recognises that our people are our greatest asset, and we prioritise their wellbeing. Along with a competitive salary, five weeks annual leave an employee wellbeing fund and ongoing professional development, we provide an inclusive, engaging and purpose-driven culture.

    Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is because we know our culture thrives when we get this right, and that our customers get the best from us.

    We work to draw on the differences in who we are, what we've experienced, and how we think. We make a difference for all New Zealanders and strive to increasingly reflect the diversity of communities we serve by including and valuing perspectives from all backgrounds including ethnicity, religion, gender, age, accessibility needs, sexual orientation, and national origin.

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