27 Jul 2022

Fixed-term Kāhui Tūhonohono – Community Sourcing Specialist (Part-Time)

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand

Mana Recruitment

Job Description

Kāhui Tūhonohono – Community Sourcing Specialist

Passionate about your local community and able to influence at a grass roots community level? Proficiency in Te Reo Māori or a Pacific language, in addition to English? Support and enable your own local community to be properly represented and acknowledged by government in 2023 Census?

  • Fixed term contract to 1 April 2023
  • Part Time, 15 hours per week
  • Immediate start
  • Based in Porirua

Ko wai mātou? – Who we are

Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ is positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori, Iwi, Pacific organisations, businesses, NGOs, and New Zealanders make every day with data. The Census data gathered from communities can directly help build that new community centre, Kōhanga reo or secure that extra GP for the Medical clinic, therefore improving the wellbeing in communities throughout Aotearoa. Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ will be conducting the next Census in 2023 leading to important decisions that will influence investment and wellbeing of people and their communities.

Mana Recruitment is working alongside Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ and PersolKelly (our partner recruitment agency) to source field staff operations for Census 2023.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

A part-time Kāhui Tūhonohono position is available in Porirua, that will focus on Waitangirua and Rānui Heights and will work alongside, provide support and advice to Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ and PersolKelly in the lead up to the 2023 Census.

The primary focus of the Kāhui Tūhonohono position, is to build connections, and grow relationships at a grass roots community level with whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori, and Pasifika within your own, local community. The main responsibility of this role is to source, identify and screen candidates for a variety field staff positions for 2023 Census.

The overarching focus is on a hāpori-community led approach, therefore having your own strong connections to your local community is vital. Drawing on your connections and mana amongst key influencers across the community you reside in, you will leverage your relationships and utilise them to help, advocate and drive participation from their own networks by encouraging their whānau/aiga to become Census workers.

Once the 2023 Census begins, you will have fulfilled this first part of your role, having found the right people within your local community, working in the right places. Your role will then evolve to providing pastoral care. You will be working alongside the Census field staff and agency – either out in the field or in local offices, assisting, supporting, and advising them in their day-to-day operations during the Census 2023 over an intensive 8-week period.

The main responsibilities and accountabilities of the position will include;

  • Assisting with sourcing and screening of potential census field staff, through networks and relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi, and Pasifika communities
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships and networks.
  • Connecting, engaging, and screening potential candidates, ensuring they are followed up with promptly in a ‘mana-enhancing’ way.

The Kāhui Tūhonohono position will set crucial foundations in preparation for Census proper in 2023 and are pivotal in the sourcing of up to 4,900 f/time and part-time workers situated across the country. Working on the ground in the high priority areas that have been identified by Stats NZ as having low engagement and returns, you will possess the mana, character, and energy to drive high trust relationships.

Ideally, you will have proficiency in either Te Reo Māori or a Pasifika language with a genuine ability to interact with people from a diverse range of cultures, age groups, and socio-economic backgrounds, you will be self-motivating, able to work independently and able to ‘think on your feet’.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role.

You will be the one everyone knows, someone who has a reputation for ‘getting thing done’.  You may already be a community leader – either paid or voluntary – be active in your local community, or have some form of advisory experience working. The ability to ‘take charge’, make decisions and demonstrate resilience , are all valuable (and necessary)  skills required in order to thrive and achieve in one of the positions.

Already fully aware of the inequalities in your community – you will ready to take action to drive change, encouraging others to be involved in the Census so the data can be used to positively benefit the whole community. Work background required for these positions is open. Life skills, a compelling cultural competency, the ability to demonstrate great relationship building skills, self-motivation and the confidence to interact and speak to members of the public, are skills and competences which will enable individuals to thrive in these roles.

Requirements for application are to include;

  • Sound knowledge of your local community, and region and able to and outline the goal of what Census means to your local area.
  • Well-developed relationship management skills, and the proven ability to reach into/build relationships with whānau, hapū iwi, Māori and Pasifika communities and maintain these relationships.
  • The self-motivation to meet individual, engagement and KPI targets, supported by ability to plan and prioritise workloads.
  • Past experience where you have positively influenced the motivation of others and able to demonstrate great relationship building skills, and confidence interacting and speaking to diverse members of the public.
  • The self-confidence to facilitate and present at various community local hui or fono.
  • Ability to lead by example, deal with unexpected challenges, be calm under pressure and able to practically problem solve and work to set deadlines.
  • Able to use technology and mobile devices and be comfortable utilising different forms of technology such as email, text, mobile applications.

These positions will require you to work remotely, with a mix of online and kanohi ki te kanohi engagements. As a Kāhui, you will be well equipped to work from home, reporting directly through to the Project Lead (and Kaumatua) on a regular basis. Role requirements also necessitate that you hold a minimum of a Restricted Drivers Licence and have access to a reliable motor vehicle with a current Warrant of Fitness and Licence Registration.

As your role is externally facing, and you will be undertaking work directly in the community. There is a requirement for you to be double vaccinated, have an up to date vaccine pass and be committed to keeping boosters up to date. There will be reimbursement of an agreed monthly allowance for use of your phone and computer.

Positions are fixed term to 1st of April 2023 and are renumerated to encourage individuals with strong community influence to apply.

Te Tono – How to apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence – contact Tui Gilling for a confidential conversation now on 027 228 5767 or email your up-to-date CV and covering letter through tui@manarecruitment.co.nz

How to Apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence - contact Tui Gilling for a confidential conversation now on 027 228 5767 or email your up-to-date CV and covering letter through tui@manarecruitment.co.nz

Job Categories: Community Development. Job Types: Fixed-term and Part-Time. Job expires in 7 days.

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