Te Puni Kokiri

Language preference: Māori English

Language preference: Māori English

The core purpose of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, is to support Government to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships and facilitate iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed at home and globally.

The Regional Partnerships Te Puni is responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining robust relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori at a national and regional level
  • Developing and maintaining other partnerships in the regions including with local government agencies
  • Using those relationships to gather and disseminate information between government and iwi, hapū and whānau Māori
  • Contributing to the development of Te Puni Kōkiri’s investment strategy and ensuring its implementation

Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking to appoint to 4 new positions in the Te Waipounamu Regional Office in Christchurch being the: Regional Senior Advisor, Senior Advisor Business Growth, Regional Business Analyst and Administrator. All positions will report to the Regional Manager, Te Waipounamu and all successful applicants will require a clean and current driver’s license.

Regional Senior Advisor

Purpose & Role

Vacancy RP 101

  • The Senior Advisor will work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori
  • Acts as an effective conduit for information both into and out of Māori communities to support Māori initiatives
  • Manages and analyses information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to Te Puni Kōkiri policy thinking
  • Assists whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development
  • Manages local level contractual arrangements and is a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders
  • Provides mentoring and coaching to Advisors in their region.
  • Informs investment decisions in partnership with the Investment Team and policy colleagues.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Extensive experience working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and Māori communities
  • Extensive experience in one or more of the following is highly desirable;
    • the use of project management disciplines,
    • the development of complex business cases or
    • Programme management
  • An advanced understanding of government, the public service and public sector processes.
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken
  • Excellent communication skills including a conversational level of te Reo Maori
  • Ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Demonstrated proactivity in achieving actual results, leading and developing teams.

To apply, please put: role name, location and RP number in the Message Heading and email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm 3 March 2017.

Senior Advisor Business Growth

Purpose & Role

Vacancy RP 105

The Senior Advisor Business Growth will focus on identifying growth and development opportunities in a region or sector and actively seek out client businesses with high growth potential who would benefit from targeted support services.

The role also includes a focus on specialist one-on-one account management support for Maori businesses and other entities, understanding and assessing their needs, working with them to plan ways to meet those needs, brokering relationships and managing the delivery of contracted support services.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Recent leadership experience working in the private sector or
  • In an environment that support identifying growth and development opportunities in a particular region or sector
  • Experience in actively seeking out client businesses with high growth potential who would benefit from targeted support services
  • Ability to explore innovative new approaches to support individual businesses
  • Proven experience in the use of project management disciplines, the development of complex business cases or contract management
  • Experience in working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and Māori communities
  • Understanding of the government and the public service and public sector processes
  • Excellent communication skills including a conversational level of te Reo Maori
  • Ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships

To apply, please put: role name, location and RP number in the Message Heading and email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm 3 March 2017.

Regional Business Analyst

Purpose & role

Vacancy RP 104

The Business Analyst supports the Regional Manager with the business operations of the regional team. The key areas of focus:

  • To provide practical management of regional business and investment planning, budgetary and financial management processes
  • To establish and maintain effective systems for reporting on the impacts of investments, and facilitation and brokerage across the rohe
  • The source of business administration expertise
  • To be the conduit for information into and out of regional offices as required

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • ŸProfessional expertise in Business Administration or a supporting discipline
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the business cycles and requirements of a core government department
  • Successful experience operating within a Public Service environment
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following is highly desirable:
    • the development of annual and business plans,
    • business performance and budget/account management
    • report writing or
    • the development of briefing papers
  • ŸDemonstrated effective people leadership and management experience including a capability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • An advanced understanding of Microsoft packages especially outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint and publisher
  • Presentation skills and personal credibility to be able to speak with authority on behalf of the Regional Manager
  • Well-developed skills in; communication, coordination and prioritisation, planning and organizing, self-motivation and working in a team
  • Comfort operating in a tikanga / kaupapa Māori environment, a degree of fluency in Te Reo Māori is of benefit
  • A tertiary qualification in management or a related discipline (or studying towards such a qualification)

To apply, please put: role name, location and RP number in the Message Heading and email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm 3 March 2017.

Administrator Regional Office

(Part time 28 hours per week)

Purpose & role

Vacancy RP 100

The Administrator (part time 28 hours) is responsible for providing administrative services to support the effective day to day operation of the offices within the region (Christchurch, Dunedin & Invercargill).

The Administrator will have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional and national office staff and a wide range of external stakeholders.

The Administrator ensures the team deliverables are incorporated into the Te Puni Kōkiri knowledge management system and comply with Te Puni Kōkiri style guide and Ministerial requirements.


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Demonstrated administrative support experience.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft packages especially outlook, word, excel, and power point.
  • Sound keyboard skills with demonstrated typing speed of at least 75 words per minute.
  • Well developed communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, the ability to set objectives and establish priorities, to organize work and resources to ensure priorities and objectives are met on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and as a member of a team.
  • A sound understanding of the accounting cycle, variance reporting and the role that accurate and timely financial processing plays in this.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the provision of quality, timely services.
  • Honesty, integrity and an understanding of the significance of confidentiality.
  • Presents self in a professional light.

To apply, please put: role name, location and RP number in the Message Heading and email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm 3 March 2017.

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