2 Oct 2019

Full-Time Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori – Māori Technical Advisor

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentAnywhere

Mana Recruitment

Job Description

Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori – Māori Technical Advisor

Contribute directly to organisational focus on community outcomes by building enduring
relationships with Tāngata whenua and enhance their capacity to engage in a meaningful way.

  • Demonstrated ability as a people influencer and Advisor.
  • Experience in policy and Māori development work.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

This is a highly innovative position which will enable specialist technical advice and guidance that support organisational governance.  Enabling legislative and cultural responsibilities to Māori and the impacts of those obligations on roles and functions in a meaningful way, this role is both pivotal and broad ranging.  You will be tasked in the establishment of building effective relationships and networks with Māori, iwi and other stakeholders within the region as well as nationally. You will champion and facilitate and engage with Māori in Northland, including mediating and negotiating differences between council and Tāngata whenua.

Working to identify and embed mutually agreed solutions, you will maintain council’s reputation as a leader in the delivery of effective Māori participation. Researching and maintaining specialist knowledge on local and regional Māori issues, making recommendations for integration into council plans and processes, you will directly contribute to the development and review of policy, process and guidance material. Supporting fulfilment of statutory and other obligations to Māori, you will ensure alignment with organisational vision and values.

You will provide specialist technical and strategic support, alongside advice and guidance to the Council governance and staff not only on council’s legislative and cultural responsibilities to Māori but the impacts of those obligations on council’s roles and functions.  You will have the skills to present comprehensive, well-reasoned and researched reports and have a highly analytical nature.

This role contributes directly to council’s area of focus on community outcomes by building enduring relationships with Tāngata whenua and their capacity to engage with council.

Alongside the Kaiwhakahaere Hononga , you will enable and promote council wide training on Te Ao Māori, Te Reo and marae protocol, you will develop Te Reo skills amongst staff members and coach on an individual or group basis. Your skill and comprehensive technical knowledge within specialist Māori planning areas, including legislative requirements, settlements, case law, national policy and the like will be held in high regard.  Your proficiency will allow you to deliver advice on issues, trends and initiatives, at a local, regional and national level as they pertain to Māori.

Key requirements and experience pre-requisite for application are to include:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification; Māori studies, environmental planning, law, social sciences or equal.
  • Experience in policy and Māori development work.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, report production and presentation.
  • Sound knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and how they apply in a council setting.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the Resource. Management Act, Local Government Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Proficient written skills in both English and Te Reo Māori.
  • An established policy background, honed within an NZ setting and experience in the integration of Māori Responsiveness engagement across all areas of business.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills and ability to build relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Policy writing skills with the ability to draft, finalise documents, provide policy advice development, design and implantation recommendations.
  • Proven relationship management and expert communication skills.
  • The demonstrated ability as a people influencer.
  • Political acumen and skilled in maintaining political impartiality.
  • Sound understanding of relevant NZ legislation, policies and procedures.

Experience working with iwi and hapū in Te Tai Tokerau is highly desirable.

Navigating two, often opposing, world views, you will provide advice, articulate challenges and deliver advice to stakeholders.  Able to anticipate future consequences and risk accurately, you will have broad knowledge and perspective and be future oriented, in order to deliver breakthrough policy to stand the organisation in a safe, successful, and sustainable position.  Manoeuvring through complex political situations effectively, you are sensitive to how people and the organisational function works and be able to adjust and retune policy to become better representative to a Māori world view.

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at MANA Recruitment at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.

Applications Close: Monday 28th October 2019 at 5pm.

How to Apply

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at MANA Recruitment at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications Close: Monday 28th October 2019 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Cultural Services, Government / Local Government, Iwi, Maori Services, and Policy and Strategy. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 7 days.

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