Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

The Organisation
Te Puni Kōkiri's core purpose is ensuring that iwi, hapū and whānau Māori succeed as Māori.  Our role is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships and facilitate iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed at home and globally.    

Te Puni Kōkiri oversees just over $200 million in initiatives fostered to support Māori development outcomes.  Due to the growth in the portfolio of innovative, targeted investment initiatives, an Investment Te Puni has been established to ensure strategic, agile and results-based investment governance. It signals a move away from a transactional model to a relationship- and outcomes-focused approach supported by evidential analysis and robust monitoring and tracking.          

The newly established Investment Te Puni requires a range of strategic and technical skills and capability so it can deliver results. The newly formed management team will support the Deputy Chief Executive Investment, and contains six tier-three leadership roles:

  • Statutory Entities Lead
  • Māori Growth Lead
  • Investment Planning and Performance Manager
  • Operational Policy and Design Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Whānau Ora Lead


The Role
The role of the Investment Planning and Performance team is to bring together evidence and analysis to support smart planning and decision making, ensuring Te Puni Kōkiri has the evidence to support these. The team will provide data and analysis to support the development of new funds and initiatives, monitor fund and initiative performance and support future planning

The team (8 FTE plus Manager) will provide services including but not limited to:

  • Investment planning and supporting analysis and evidence
  • Assessments and recommendations of proposals
  • The analysis across investment portfolios, assessing relative performance of initiatives and priorities for investment
  • The design of performance measurement and evaluative frameworks to measure performance and effectiveness, including of new initiatives.

The Manager, Investment Planning & Performance will work with the puni's leadership team to develop a work programme and then lead its implementation.

The Candidate Profile
This role requires candidates with experience in investment planning, and the development of performance and reporting frameworks. You will have demonstrated experience in developing, negotiating, managing and evaluating outcome-based contracts with a range of providers and investment partners, including a detailed understanding of risk management and risk sharing approaches.

Additional competencies required for this role include:

  • Strong numeracy and financial skills
  • Robust working knowledge of New Zealand legislation and policy and in particular of government finance, procurement and investment
  • Proven management experience, including working in a matrix or customer service environment, and be able to quickly identify, build and actively manage significant relationships
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership

If you want to be part of shaping Investment Te Puni's future please send your CV to CV@rothley.co.nz quoting 2408220 or alternatively, please contact Josh Blackmore from Rothley Partners on 04 280 8409 to discuss the opportunity further.

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