Senior Advisor, Programme Support

Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is a government agency who works within government and communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau.

The wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The very broad role of Te Puni Kōkiri, our access to information and ability to make connections, make us ideally placed to spark innovation.

We work to bring innovation in carrying out our key roles of leading work towards policy and legislative changes as well as innovative approaches that will deliver improved outcomes for Māori. 

We influence the work of others by working in partnership, and bring Māori voices to decision makers and we invest with Maori to pursue opportunities, including through funding and partnerships.  To achieve this we engage with whānau, hapū and iwi, and partner with other public sector agencies.

We are seeking a Senior Advisor for our Programme Support team.  If you have skills and/or experience in programme and project management; understanding of te ao Māori; and Te Puni Kōkiri’s business processes, we would love to hear from you.

Nature of the Role

The Senior Advisor, Programme Support will support the Manager of Programme Support to:

  • support the Project Planners and the projects that they are leading and supporting;
  • implement the Programme Support priority work streams including implementation of the PSO service offer;
  • implement appropriate tools and templates that are aligned to the Project Management Framework; and
  • other activities as instructed by the Programme Support Manager.

There is a confirmed work programme in place.

In this role, we offer clear performance and development expectations to ensure that you gain the most from this opportunity. You will be supported in your mahi through regular feedback and coaching.

To apply please email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to

Applications close Monday 22 April 2019.



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