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 Māori Growth Lead oversees a portfolio of investment funds - Māori Housing, Whenua Māori, Māori Potential, Cadetships, Māori Business Growth investments, Moving the Māori Nation and Rangatahi Suicide Prevention. The Māori Growth Lead will develop and lead the delivery of a work programme to streamline and increase the value provided by these investments, build relationships with key internal and external parties involved, maintain a strategic overview for their work area and manage a team of six people.

The Lead functions as part of the Investment Te Puni management team, setting the strategic direction for the investment programmes they are responsible for, and ensuring their success in achieving outcomes for whānau. The Candidate Profile

Suitable candidates for this role will present the ability to think strategically and lead changes in investment and fund management approaches. Experience identifying investment opportunities, negotiating, managing and evaluating outcome-based contracts with a range of providers and investment programmes is also required. Successful experience working with whānau and community investment projects would be an advantage.

Other required competencies include:

  • Proven success working with a Results Based Accountability methodology
  • Proven management experience including the ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships
  • Excellent communication skills - highly developed persuasion and influence skills in a variety of contexts
  • Understanding of the rationale and mechanisms for government intervention
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership.

If you want to be part of shaping the Investment Te Puni's future please send your CV to CV@rothley.co.nz quoting 2408222 or alternatively, please contact Bridget Vaney from Rothley Partners on 04 280 8412 to discuss the opportunity further

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