Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking to fill a new role for a Senior Advisor in our Community Development Housing Programme. The primary area of focus for this role will be around Taumarunui and Te Kuiti, and at times down through into Whanganui.
This position is fixed-term, to start immediately through to 30 June 2020.
The Senior Advisor, Community Development will work with and within the nominated community (or communities) to enable the community to identify its needs, aspirations and community development aspirations. This role will put in place the projects that will meet these aspirations and needs, working with other agencies to bring in additional support and investments as needed for community development.
The Senior Advisor, Community Development will act as an effective conduit of information between Māori communities, and colleagues within the Regional Partnerships, Investment and Policy Puni.
- Manage and analyse information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to Te Puni Kōkiri policy and investment thinking, and review of projects
- Act as an effective conduit for information both into and out of Māori communities to support initiatives to benefit whanau Maori
- Assist whānau, hapū, iwi, and rōpū Māori and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development
- Lead work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to invest in community development projects and improve their outcomes for Māori
- Inform investment decisions in partnership with the Investment Te Puni.
- Manage local level contractual arrangements and act as a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders
To be successful in the role you will have:
- experience in working with whānau, hapū, iwi, and rōpū Māori and Māori communities, comfort in working in a tikanga / kaupapa Māori environment, excellent communication skills including a conversational level of Te Reo Maori
- experience at using project management disciplines effectively to support work
- understanding of the government and the public service and public sector processes - understanding the rationale and mechanisms of government intervention i.e. reasons for government intervention, the available intervention mechanisms and alternatives to government interventions
- understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken
- ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a whānau-led or community-led community development initiative
- strong information gathering skills to keep abreast of trends and changes in the housing sector, and to provide detailed analysis and reporting
- in depth knowledge of Māori housing policy, funds management and investments
- in depth knowledge of whānau-led community development initiatives that use housing as a foundation (including repairs, housing developments, construction processes, housing programmes and initiatives)
- ability to work comfortably in at multiple levels in multiple systems, across the community and government sectors
- proactive enthusiastic and energetic approach and an ability to work with a minimum of supervision on a daily basis
- ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experience
- public sector contract management experience, and understanding of private sector business practices
- A clean full motor vehicle driver’s licence.
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, please email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm 9 August 2019.
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