Permanent Kaitohutohu Matua – Senior Advisor – Iwi Partnerships
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Kaitohutohu Matua – Senior Advisor – Iwi Partnerships – Kapiti Coast District Council
- Senior position for an experienced/qualified advisor.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the local government environment and legislative framework.
- Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori – a proficient competency in both Māori and English.
Help improve organisational understanding of the Council’s responsibilities to meet its Treaty of Waitangi and other legislative obligations to Tangata whenua.
“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.
In this role you will be working as part of the Iwi Partnerships team to support organisational growth and evolution of its partnership with iwi Māori in the Kāpiti Coast. The position provides strategic advice and practical support to help plan and create opportunities for iwi to shape and influence the future work of Council.
Connecting council managers with iwi and hapū members, you will enable and support them to establish strong and effective relationships. You’ll reflect Tangata whenua perspectives and aspirations back into the organisation and help build knowledge and understanding of Council and its operating environment across iwi networks.
Establishing and furthering strong and effective relationships with iwi representatives, elected members and council staff, this position will also provide advice and guidance to Council staff to develop and maintain working partnerships that positively advance Council’s work programme and outcomes for members of iwi and hapū, and Māori residents, to advance social, cultural, economic and environmental matters of importance to them.
You will work with Tāngata whenua on the development and review of Council strategies, plans and policies and work cross organisationally to integrate and give effect to iwi policies and documents. Maintaining strong networks with central and local government agencies delivering outcomes for Māori in the district, you will improve organisational understanding of the Council’s responsibilities to meet its Treaty of Waitangi and other legislative obligations to Tāngata whenua.
Requirements for this position are to include:
- In depth understanding of iwi Māori aspirations, tino rangatiratanga and kawa relevant to the Tāngata whenua who reside on the Kāpiti Coast.
- Relevant tertiary qualification – or extensive compensatory experience in lieu of qualification in a relevant field such as resource management, policy development; Crown/Māori relationships.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the local government environment and legislative framework as it relates to Māori, in particular the Local Government Act 2002 and the Resource Management Act 1991.
- Competency in both Te Reo Māori and English.
- An understanding of the machinery of government and the workings of multi stakeholder partnerships.
- Compelling experience in 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 in a historic and contemporary context.
- Experience in developing creative and resourceful solutions to meet business needs.
- Ability to lead and to identify opportunities for continual improvement, developing recommendations and reports.
- Current and valid Full NZ Drivers’ licence.
Naturally, you will have had extensive experience in a similar, senior advisory position. Your ability to gain and maintain professional credibility, confidence and respect across a wide range of stakeholder groups and the ability to work effectively and positively within a complex organisation with wide ranging processes will have been developed in a comparable government or iwi organisation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ApplyTo express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at MANA Recruitment at email@example.com 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.
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