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.

Te Puni Kōkiri has an exciting opportunity available within our Regional Partnership Te Puni to work at the cutting edge of and contribute to our vision of ‘Whānau Taurikura’ (Thriving Whānau). 

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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.

Te Puni Kōkiri has an exciting opportunity available within our Regional Partnership Te Puni to work at the cutting edge of and contribute to our vision of ‘Whānau Taurikura’ (Thriving Whānau).

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; and
  • Contributing to the development of Te Puni Kōkiri investment strategy and ensuring its implementation.

We are looking for two Principal Advisors to work within our Regional Partnerships Te Puni with the intellectual vision and thought leadership to enhance the Ministry’s reputation with Māori, the Public Sector and Government.

Our ideal candidates for these positions will demonstrate specialist expertise in one or more relevant fields such as: regional economic development, whenua Māori, housing; whānau and community development, building capability, stakeholder engagement; cross Te Puni leaderships; and cross Government representation and co-ordination. Our appointees will lead projects within the work programme, manage key relationships, and coach other advisors to increase their overall capability. Your generalist skills will enable you to undertake wider Principal Advisor responsibilities.

As a Principal Advisor you will work closely with our regional network and across our policy and investment teams to identify and advance impact investment, regional and community development. Te Puni Kōkiri staff work with colleagues across a range of other public sector agencies and other partners and require strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. As well, the successful candidates are expected to operate confidently in Te Ao Māori and be conversant with Te Reo and Tikanga Māori.

In return we offer a diverse and rewarding working environment with a strong focus on solutions that will assist in serving our communities.

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

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Applications close 5pm 17 March 2019

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