Fixed-term Kairuruku – Project Manager
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Kairuruku – Project Manager
Orchestrate and project lead a new strategic direction for a large national provider. Be a part of innovation at the interface of Māori and Western therapeutic service approaches and an exciting agency rebrand.
- 2.5 Year Term / Fiscal Year End FY24
- Highly experienced within the project management world.
- Lead in both strategic and operational contexts.
- Aligned brand & marketing strategies across multiple project streams.
- Integration of bespoke Māori model training programmes in health/social services an advantage.
Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?
The core purpose of Youth Horizons|Kia Puāwai, is to provide specialised programmes for the prevention, treatment and management of emotional, mental health or developmental issues that may manifest in conduct problems or are likely to negatively impact life-long outcomes for infants, children, young people and their whānau.
The organisation’s mission is to provide evidence-based and bi-culturally focused programmes that create better futures for rangatahi who are impacted by conduct problems. A national charitable Trust, it is working to improve the lives of children and young people who are dealing with behavioural, emotional, mental health or development issues. Equity-led, knowledge-driven, and aligned to the individual and their whānau, there are now over 250 staff and caregivers providing outcome focused support, to young people, and whānau across the North and lower South Islands.
Youth Horizons | Kia Puāwai is committed to the continuous development of an effective bi-cultural approach to treatment and service delivery. They deeply acknowledge the role of Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa, and as such, are committed to furthering a culturally led practice and understanding through a Te Ao Māori lens. To ensure this is achieved, organisational values and kaupapa are integrated throughout all services, and are committed to professional practice that reflects the core values of aroha, whanaungatanga, wairuatanga and manaakitanga.
Extending upon a commitment to Te Ao Māori, the agency has embarked on a new strategic direction called Waka Hourua. Embodying the symbology of a waka hourua, a two hulled open ocean sea vessel, Youth Horizons |Kia Puāwai are transitioning all specialised preventions and treatments, where service provision is trained and delivered with equal weighting to Western evidence-based and Te Ao Māori therapeutic models of health. A balanced approach of two hulls, Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā informed practice, will be communicated to internal and external stakeholders through the rebranding of a new vision, mission and exploration of a new name.
Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position
An exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Kairuruku – Project Manager has now come to market. The principal purpose of the role is to project manage all aspects of the implementation to final actualisation of the organisation’s strategic direction – Waka Hourua. Taking overall accountability, you will be tasked with coordinating the design, development, action and review of a 2.5-year project plan to realise the Waka Hourua strategy, including integrating indigenous knowledge and practices across service delivery, communications, marketing, and support services.
The role will project plan the movement of change across multiple workstreams and oversee the design, development, and implementation of bespoke training programmes to integrate Māori models with the Western evidence-based models used in service provision. As the project manager, you will be responsible for measuring, monitoring, and evaluating project milestones and overall alignment with the strategic plan.
Alongside leading the day-to-day activities and resources of the Waka Hourua Project Team, you will work closely with communication and marketing advisors to support the leadership team in revising the organisational vision, mission and name – the brand, in line with the new strategic direction. Utilising a high standard of project management acumen, you will incorporate the brand realisation of the Waka Hourua strategy and journey across all project areas.
Relationship building and management of key stakeholders is a cornerstone of this role, in which you’ll utilise your ability to connect from a grassroots to senior management level, building high trust and confidence relationships. Supporting internal relationships and Te Ao Māori capacity building, the position will be centric to embedding and enhancing Māori service practices across the agency. Working across, often time opposing world views, you will have the interpersonal capability to nimbly transverse both paradigms with comfort.
Engaging with the Kaitohu Māori, a broad range of external stakeholders; iwi, hapū, Māori organisations, the Pasifika Matua Council, and similar, you will draw from your own mana tangata to enable you to work with influence and dignity, forming high trust connections. Taking an active supporting role with the leadership team in advocating within Oranga Tamariki and other government agencies, you will navigate a course that sees you, ensuring Waka Hourua models of practice and the benefits of services for rangatahi, taiohi Māori are front of mind.
Success in this role will take a hands-on approach to establishing bespoke service practice informed by Te Ao Māori and evidence-based models across the organisation, enabling and supporting staff to engage meaningfully with whānau, rangatahi and tamariki. Constructing and implementing training programmes that increase knowledge of Te Ao Māori, you will allow staff to become competent at managing engagement and delivery of outcomes to and tailored for hauora whānau, hauora rangatahi, hauora tamariki. A story that matches our ambition for a new brand story – Waka Hourua.
Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role.
Project management within an NGO or health environment is highly essential to application. A contextual understanding of Māori health models and how they can enhance evidence-based services to whānau, rangatahi, and tamariki needs, supported by an understanding of Māori tikanga me onā kawa is a desirable requirement of the application.
Expertise, knowledge, and skills required for either position will include:
- Significant project management or project lead experience with a project management or equivalent qualification.
- Well-rounded PM skills: budget management, risk assessment, forecasting and reporting, supported by the track record of managing multiple projects across workstreams in a dynamic, fast-paced manner.
- A strong strategic mindset, with the proven skill set to work via both strategic and operational lenses.
- A robust and well-rounded business acumen, with knowledge of the broader health/ social sector highly relevant to application.
- Be known as a leader who brings parties together, connecting, building, and unifying.
- Have the experience to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders through advocacy, supported by the ability to partner with stakeholders to advise, influence and build trust.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within cross-functional teams, communicating clearly, concisely and in plain language to a variety of audience.
- Experience working within a strategic and/or operational capacity to implement Te Ao Māori in a health or social service sector is
- Mātauranga Māori and tikanga me onā kawa Māori, would be highly desirable but not essential.
- The proven capability to empower and enhance the mana of others.
Reporting to the Kaitohu Māori, this innovative approach will call out to those with superior project management skills, a passion for Western and Te Ao Māori service innovation to better the lives of whānau, extensive relationship-building experience, and with the skill and relevant experience to embed organisational change in a humble and uplifting way.
Remuneration is positioned to attract a senior project manager with a real understanding of the key issues for a large scope, organisational change and the past experience of service innovation for whānau, rangatahi and tamariki within a health or social service setting. Based in the national office in Mt. Wellington, Auckland, a level of flexibility is desired to be able to travel locally and nationally to facilitate hui, to consult and collaborate with regions and teams, and to attend noho marae (marae visits). Flexibility in both start and finish times may be required to fulfil the role.
This is a real opportunity to work on diverse cultural projects, to be supported by high performing individuals and for you to make a real difference to the lives of many.
Te tono – How to apply
To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now or (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to email@example.com
The closing date for applications has been extended, and will now close on: Monday the 29th of November 2021 at 5pm.
How to ApplyTo apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now or (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications has been extended, and will now close on: Monday the 29th of November 2021 at 5pm.
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