Full-Time Independent Māori Statutory Board Principal Advisor – Economic growth
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Independent Māori Statutory Board Principal Advisor – Economic growth
- Significant senior policy advisory experience
- Demonstrate political acumen and the adeptness to maintain political impartiality
- Auckland CBD location
Provide leadership and technical proficiency in relation to the fulfilment of the Council’s Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities.
Ko wai mātou?
The Independent Māori Statutory Board has been established in response the reforms of Auckland Governance.
The Board’s purpose is to assist the Auckland Council by promoting issues of significance for Mana Whenua and Mātāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau and to ensure that the Auckland Council is meeting its statutory treaty obligations. The Board is a body corporate, independent of the Auckland Council and consists of the Mana Whenua groups who selected the Board members. The Board is an independent body who may advise the Council on the same or different issues but who will also advocate on issues of significance for Māori with the Council and other parties e:g. central government, and who will hold the Council to account regarding its obligations to Māori.
Te āhua o te tūranga
The position of Principal Advisor – Economic growth is to provide dedicated support for the Board to undertake its work programme and achieve its legislative purpose and functions. The support includes strategic and policy advice on the schedule of issues of significance for Māori, the Māori Plan setting out aspirations and measures and actions plans, setting out prioritised actions to contribute to aspirations, Te Tiriti o Waitangi Audit actions for the Auckland Council, and making changes to its documents and processes for it to be more responsive to Māori. You will write briefings for Board members.
The Principal Advisor will support the General Manager Advisory and Performance to advise the Chief Executive Officer and the Board on matters affecting the Mana Whenua groups and Mātāwaka of Tāmaki Makaurau and work with Council officers on behalf of the Board.
You will provide leadership and technical expertise in relation to policy development, review, funding and budgetary analysis; monitoring and evaluation to support the Board in its decision-making as well as all other services that the Board needs to meet its statutory responsibilities.
Ngā tino pūkenga/whēako
This position is intended for applicants with extensive senior policy advisor, and policy advisor experience, honed with in NZ local or central government setting. The requisite skills and experience level to capability provide advice and ability to work cross culturally and engage effectively with Māori and non-Māori.
- Experience within Māori policy development and implementation.
- Familiarity in the engagement with Māori governance structures and Māori decision-making processes.
- Skilled in the leadership of specific strategy and policy development.
- Strong local and national networks and ties to iwi, hapū and community and the ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships to enable effective partnering to respond to the needs of Māori.
- Demonstrated understanding of Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.
- Skilled in the application of the Treaty of Waitangi and the development of systems that are culturally responsive and incorporate an understanding of a Māori world view.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- The ability to build and maintain key political relationships and stakeholder relationships within a cultural and cross-cultural environment.
- High levels of political and business acumen.
- A proven influencer and driver of cultural excellence.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage and partner well with others and positively influence outcomes.
The position will take a holistic approach to the work of the Board as well as building in depth knowledge and understanding in specific wellbeing and sector areas. Having an in depth understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, both in a historical within a contemporary context, and relevant skills on knowledge application, you will support and empower internal stakeholders to come on this journey with you.
To apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Monday the 19th of April 2021, at 5.00pm.
How to ApplyTo apply, or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to email@example.com Applications close on Monday the 19th of April 2021, at 5.00pm.
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