22 Nov 2021

Full-Time Manager Strategic Treaty Policy and Treaty Capability | Wellington City

Ministry of Primary Industries – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

MPI 2019

Job Description

 Manager Strategic Treaty Policy and Treaty Capability

  • Provide Branch-wide intellectual leadership in responding to Māori primary sector policy issues and lead strategic direction in implementing the Māori primary sector strategy as we align with Māori economic development initiatives
  • The salary for this role is $150,287 to $203,330, appointments are based on skills, capability and experience.

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is focused on ensuring New Zealand is the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.

To achieve this, we’re working to promote an adaptive and environmentally responsible primary sector, grow prosperity through insight and innovation, and continuously increase our capability to protect New Zealand from biological risks.

The Policy & Trade Branch provides strategic thinking, policy advice and analysis, negotiates market access arrangements and oversees international government-to-government relationships, to maximise export opportunities across New Zealand’s primary sector and inform decisions.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

The Strategic Treaty Policy and Treaty Capability team is a newly appointed team that has been created to advise and support MPI’s policy direction arising from Treaty partnership for the long term benefits of Aotearoa.

The team will lead large strategic initiatives across the Policy and Trade Branch, and the organisation that will impact a wide range of internal stakeholders and māori primary sector stakeholders.

This team will provide Branch-wide intellectual leadership in responding to Māori primary sector policy issues and lead strategic direction in implementation of the strategic plan as we align with Māori economic development initiatives.

A key role of the team is to build the treaty capability in relation to policy advice within the branch. This will lift the competency of analysts across a broad range of subjects and will provide a great benefit to our overall quality of policy advice.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

As a key leader reporting to the Director of Strategy and Insights you will not only provide day to day management  of the team but also be accountable for the three unique and key functions the team will deliver.  These functions are:

Strategy: Develop and maintain a coherent targeted strategy to enable Māori economic growth in the primary sector. To lead Policy and Trade ‘s development of a strategic plan around engagement with our treaty partners in the primary industries sectors. You will ensure our engagements are profound, dynamic, promote our strategy and ensure the rich advice provided by our treaty partners is visible in the delivery of the policy work programme and outcomes of the organisation.

Responsiveness and Support: Respond to priority internal and external Treaty and Māori relevant policy requests, and support the Office of the Tumuaki Tuarua to carry out their duties with confidence, by providing sound advice that results in positive decisions to elevate and grow the Māori Primary Sector.

Capability: to develop and increase the treaty capability and knowledge within the policy and trade branch by creating frameworks, tools and advice to allow all people to access and engage with our treaty partners confidently and appropriately

Ko te tangata mo tēnei tūranga? – Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a talented manager with strong strategic policy abilities, a focus on delivery, and sense of political landscape.

  • Proven experience in managing and developing staff
  • A proven track record of supporting the implementation of Māori development in an organisation and successfully implementing capability shifts in line with the organisation’s vision
  • Good understanding of Te Ao Māori from employment experience or study.
  • Strong understanding of management policies relating to the Treaty Principles and the Crown’s obligations to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Excellent understanding of the machinery of government, including experience within government or related organisations
  • Expertise in providing policy advice to Senior Leadership Teams, Ministers and stakeholders
  • Skilled stakeholder engagement and ability to relate with a wide range of people
  • Experience in managing administration, finances, personnel, planning and other basic functions
  • Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact
  • Appreciation of the Ministry’s business environment, its strategic priorities, strengths and weaknesses
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering strategies and plans involving groups with multiple, and at times competing, interests

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply?

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive, across farms, to the border. If you want a career in a supportive and hard-working team where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

See the benefits of working at MPI

To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on APPLY NOW in order to be directed to our website.

Attachments: Manager Strategic Treaty Policy Treaty Capability (1).pdf (PDF, 249KB)Manager Strategic Treaty Policy & Treaty Capability (1).docx

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claire Hogan Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser on 04 894 0094 or Claire.hogan@mpi.govt.nz.

Applications close: 3rd December

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

How to Apply

APPLY NOW If you have any questions about the role, please contact Claire Hogan Senior Talent Acquisition Adviser on 04 894 0094 or Claire.hogan@mpi.govt.nz. Applications close: 3rd December

Job Categories: Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 14 days.

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