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 that enable iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

Vacancy: RP 004

We have a vacancy for a Principal Advisor, Office of the Deputy Chief Executive Regional Partnerships, Permanent, Full Time, Wellington Based

Te Puni Kōkiri has an exciting leadership opportunity available within our Regional Partnership Te Puni to work at the cutting edge of and contribute to enabling iwi, hapū and whānau Māori to succeed as Māori.

The Regional Partnerships Te Puni is responsible for:

  • Developing robust relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori at a national and regional level
  • Developing 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
  • Feeding into the development of the investment strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri and implementing this strategy for Te Puni Kōkiri’s non-departmental funding.

Do you have proven high-level analytical and policy skills that you wish to use to support the future well-being of Māori?

Are you a self-starter, familiar with the machinery of Government, with strong political nous and cultural awareness?

If you have a history of engaging with iwi, hapū and whānau to support their achievement of ambitious goals and can demonstrate knowledge in key priority areas of the Ministry such as regional development, housing, business growth or employment – this is for you!

Our ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate specialist expertise in one or more of the above areas as well as generalist skills to enable them to undertake wider Principal Advisor responsibilities.

Te Puni Kōkiri staff work with colleagues across a range of other Crown entities and require strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. As well, the successful candidate is expected to have an appreciation of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori. Having worked successfully with, or for, Māori is seen as an advantage.

If this role sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

Job Description

Application Form

To apply, email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz.

Applications close 5pm 23 March 2017

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