21 Dec 2018

Full-Time Senior Human Rights Advisor – Race Relations Kaitohutohu Matua Tika Tangata Whakawhanaunga-ā-Iwi

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Job Description

Senior Human Rights Advisor – Race Relations

Kaitohutohu Matua Tika Tangata Whakawhanaunga-ā-Iwi

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission is looking for a Senior Human Rights Advisor – Race Relations, to join the organisation in 2019.

– Full time, permanent position

– Auckland-based role

– Passionate team

– Work for NZ Communities at an international and local level

We are looking for a confident and talented Senior Advisor who will help the Commission deliver strategic advocacy, advice, research, monitoring and external engagement.

The Team:

The position of Senior Human Rights Advisor – Race Relations will work within our Advisory and Research team. This team are at the forefront of researching, designing and delivering actions to improve human rights throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. A focus includes Commission priority areas such as indigenous rights, human rights, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, discrimination, equal employment opportunities, and the rights of disabled people, sexual and gender minorities, women, children, prisoners and victims.

The Work:

The principal focus of this role is to provide high-level, strategic, accurate and timely advice to Commissioners, and the wider Human Rights Commission.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate: 

  1. Experience working in the field of race relations and human rights.
  2. Ability to manage internal and external relationships with a variety of audiences, in challenging environments
  3. Lived experience and/or expertise in one or more of the Commission’s key audiences including Māori (including tikanga and te reo Māori), disabled people, Pasifika, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, sexual orientation and gender identity, and women

knowledge of:

  1. methodologies and practices for community engagement and community development
  2. advocacy and engagement with national and local government
  3. using stakeholder engagement to build relationships and gain the support and participation of key individuals and groups

Position Specific Attributes:

  1. Strategic leadership skills
  2. Strong research and writing skills
  3. Ability to develop and implement strategies
  4. Demonstrated ability to prepare accessible and persuasive written material

In addition to the above, established networks in ethnic, migrant and/or indigenous communities will be advantageous. Understanding of current and specific issues affecting these communities is beneficial.

The Human Rights Commission has four major statutory functions: to advocate and promote respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand society; to encourage the maintenance and development of harmonious relations between individuals and among the diverse groups in New Zealand society; to provide an enquiries and complaints service, and to promote equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and, to build a strong and diverse workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool including those with lived experience.

To view the position description, please CLICK HERE.

How to Apply

To express your interest, please email your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: Euan Dempsey Manager People & Support Email: humanresources@hrc.co.nz Expressions of interest close by 10 am, Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

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

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