2 Jul 2018

Fixed-term Senior Advisor – Safe, Strong Families and Communities

Ministry of Social Development – Posted by Maori Pacific JobsWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Job ID: 23612

Fixed Term 12 months

  • Do you strive for great communities for all New Zealanders?
  • Join us in tackling some big issues
  • Work in an energetic, diverse workplace and make this new role yours!

We are seeking a fixed term Senior Advisor, to join our Safe, Strong, Families and Communities team.

About our Team

The Safe, Strong Families and Communities (SSFC) group sits within the Community, Partnerships and Programmes business unit at MSD. We are committed to supporting people, families, whānau and communities to be strong, resilient and enjoy healthy relationships. The current focus of the SSFC group is building co-design capability for improved responses to Sexual Violence Family Violence, and Building Financial Capability across New Zealand.

In our work, we aim to make a real and positive difference for families, whānau and communities through the services we invest in and the support we give.

About the Role

You will be responsible for leading community and stakeholder engagement and developing and improving a range of social services for Māori and Pacific peoples, whānau and communities.

This is a fast paced role in an achievement focused workplace. We are looking for a broad set of skills within the Senior Advisor. Functions within this role include:

  • supporting and at times leading service development projects of MSD-funded  services for better outcomes for Māori and Pacific peoples, whānau and communities.
  • providing a cultural lens on the design and implementation of services that will ensure services support improved outcomes for  Māori and Pacific peoples, whānau and communities
  • building relationships and engaging with community organisations, key government stakeholders and internal ministry staff to foster an environment of increased cultural capability. This includes ensuring effective relationships are maintained with key Māori and Pacific stakeholders and that their input, insights and issues are reflected in initiatives and service design.

Skills and Experience

We are seeking positive individuals, with extensive experience working with Māori and/or Pacific and respected in those communities. An understanding of Te Ao Māori and Māori world views will be an advantage. Cultural competency to engage with Pacific peoples communities is equally important.

You will need excellent relationship management skills and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to making your working environments great places to work. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop practical solutions for complex problems with a focus on getting the job done!

A significant part of your role will be building relationships with key government stakeholders, internal ministry staff and the NGO sector as well as leading community engagement processes. This means you are an effective communicator in addition to an excellent relationship manager with a collaborative work ethic and values that align to MSD’s priorities.

We encourage you to apply for the role if you have:

  • a strong knowledge of Tikanga Māori and working with Iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori entities
  • knowledge of Te Reo Māori expertise
  • the ability to develop, manage and maintain strong working relationships
  • excellent relationship management skills.

If this sounds like you, and you’re ready to either take a step up, or take on the next set of challenges in your career, then we want to hear from you!

CLICK HERE to view the position description.

Applications close: 18 July 2018.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to view the position description. Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description. Current MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate. All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any further questions about the role please contact us via email at jobs@msd.govt.nz Applications close: 18 July 2018.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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