11 Oct 2019

Full-Time Kaitohutohu Hōtaka – Programme Advisor – Iwi Partnerships

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentParaparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Kaitohutohu Hōtaka – Programme Advisor – Iwi Partnerships – Kapiti Coast District Council

  • Understanding and awareness of Māori perspectives and issues relevant to Māori?
  • Help deliver priority projects with iwi
  • Build organisational capability.

Join the Iwi Partnerships Team, supporting organisational growth and evolution, partnering with iwi Māori on the Kāpiti Coast.

“Tērā a mua manakohia.”

As for the future, be optimistic.

This newly created position reports directly to the Kaihautū Hononga Iwi – Iwi Partnerships Manager, within the People and Partnerships Group,  which is made up of five main teams: Iwi Partnerships, Connected Communities; Communication and Engagement; Customer Services; Democracy Services; Iwi Relationships; and Connected Communities.

Delivering the Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti annual work programme, this position works closely with members of the committee, iwi and hapū representatives, in a critical role building organisational capability to partner effectively with iwi, ensuring a  committed partnership is reflected across Council.

Developing and coordinating the resources required to deliver the annual work programme , you will both oversee distribution of agreed grant funding to iwi and hapū, and lead  liaison and support for Tangata Whenua on behalf of Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti.. Working with the Council Kaumātua to identify opportunities for the organisation to better reflect tikanga in its everyday work, you will provide leadership and advice to Council staff on tikanga; coaching, advocating and supporting ongoing training throughout the organisation.

You will be partnering with the organisational development team to develop and implement programmes and initiatives that build capability to partner effectively with iwi.  You will ensure appropriate training and coaching is developed, ensuring Treaty and tikanga learning is available and actively practiced amongst staff.  Working with and supporting members of iwi/hapū, and Māori residents, to advance social, cultural, economic and environmental matters of importance to them, you will contribute to cross council project teams and provide advice and input into internal policies and submissions.

Your comprehensive understanding and demonstrated ability to recognise the role of the Treaty of Waitangi and its application in contemporary Aotearoa is a prerequisite. Requirements for this position are to include:

  • Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori – Excellent communication and competency in both Māori and English.
  • Experience building engagement and partnerships with Iwi and government/local government and agencies.
  • An in-depth understanding of mātauranga Māori competencies.
  • A solid comprehension of Treaty of Waitangi in both a historical and contemporary context.
  • Proven ability to implement programmes and initiatives that build organisational or individual capability to partner effectively with iwi.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, on time and to agreed budgets.
  • The demonstrated skill as a people influencer and relationship builder.
  • A track record of results, delivering innovation and success in complex environments.
  • Proven relationship management and expert communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to customer service and capability to work alongside broad key stakeholder groups.
  • Current and valid Full NZ Drivers’ licence.

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 on Monday the 4th of November 2019 at 5.00pm.

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 on Monday the 4th of November 2019 at 5.00pm.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government and Iwi. Job Types: Full-Time.

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