Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking to fill its fixed term Senior Advisor (Provincial Growth Fund) in our Te Tai Hauāuru Regional Office.

This position is a full-time fixed-term, to start immediately through to 1 July 2020.

The Senior Advisor Provincial Growth Programme role:

  • Works as part of ‘team government’ with the Provincial Development Unit and partner agencies
  • May lead identified key projects and relationships
  • Leads work with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori
  • Acts as an effective conduit for Provincial Growth Fund  related information both into and out of Māori communities to support Māori initiatives
  • Manages and analyses information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to Te Puni Kōkiri policy and investment thinking, and review of Provincial Growth Fund projects
  • Assists whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development
  • Manages local level contractual arrangements and is a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders
  • Informs investment decisions in partnership with the Investment Team and policy colleagues
  • Supports Ministerial engagement in the region as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation’s and Māori communities;
  • Understanding and knowledge about government and public sector processes including how and why government can work together with regional communities;
  • Worked with communities and government agencies;
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken;
  • Excellent communication skills including a conversational level of te reo Maori
  • A clean and current driver’s license.
  • Maintaining, updating and reporting against the Regional CRM to ensure data and insights are captured and maintained
  • When required providing additional information for the reporting to Minister’s report, annual report and other organisational requirements.
  • Compiles all information and insights gathered from all interactions with the Community Advisor and land owners providing this detail to the Regional Team
  • Provides assessment and advice on next steps required to continue to support land owners to achieve their aspirations
  • Facilitates workshops, hui and whānau engagements effectively


To apply, please send your current CV and cover letter (with the role name in the Message Heading) to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz.

Applications close 1 July 2019.

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