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 Māori 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.

The Statutory Entities Lead holds relationships and responsibility for contracting with and monitoring Crown and other Statutory Entities in particular Māori language entities, working with them to refine strategies for delivering results for Māori from investment in these significant areas. You will provide oversight and monitoring of Crown and Statutory entities with a focus on performance and governance. As the Statutory Entities Lead you will develop and lead the delivery of the work program with a strong focus on building internal and external relationships across the Māori language sector and other sectors as appropriate.  

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Comfort in operating under Tikanga / Kaupapa Māori – fluency in Te Reo Māori would be an advantage
  • Experience identifying, negotiating, managing and evaluating outcome based contracts with a range of providers including a detailed understanding of risk management and risk sharing approaches
  • Robust working knowledge of New Zealand legislation and policy in relation to programmes
  • Proven management experience including an ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships
  • Excellent communication skills – highly developed skills of persuasion and influence
  • Ability to champion effective use of project management disciplines to support their work
  • Understanding of government and public service – understanding the rationale and mechanisms for government Intervention, machinery of government, appointment processes and contract management
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership

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


Applications close Monday 8 July 2019.

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