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 Statutory Entities Lead holds relationship and monitoring responsibilities for Crown Entities, Statutory Entities and significant contracted organisations, working with them to refine strategies that deliver results for Māori from government investment. The Statutory Entities Lead will develop and lead the delivery of a work programme and be responsible for building key relationships with relevant teams, Boards, Executives and the Minister's office. The Statutory Entities Lead manages a team of three people. The Lead functions as part of the Investment Te Puni management team, setting the strategic direction for the investments they are responsible for, and enabling their success in terms of outcomes for whānau Māori.

The Candidate Profile

This role requires candidates with experience in identifying opportunities, negotiating, managing and reporting on outcome-based contracts with significant entities, with an annual budget of $10 million or more. This requires a detailed understanding of risk management and risk-sharing approaches. Proven management experience including an ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships is also required.

Additional competencies necessary for this role include:

  • Robust working knowledge of New Zealand legislation and policy in relation to the Te Reo Māori sector
  • Comfort in operating under Tikanga / Kaupapa Māori - fluency in Te Reo Māori would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills - including the ability to present to Boards and the Minister
  • Understanding of the rationale and mechanisms for government intervention, machinery of government, appointment processes and contract management
  • 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 2408224 or alternatively, please contact Bridget Vaney from Rothley Partners on 04 280 8412 to discuss the opportunity further.

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