30 Oct 2020

Full-Time Senior Māori Programmes Lead

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

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Mana Recruitment

Job Description

Senior Māori Programmes Lead

  • Join a high performing agency committed to equity for Māori.
  • Provide advice on Māori equity issues.
  • Wellington based

Do you have sound understanding of Māori health trends and a familiarity with health equity concepts? Previous programme management experience and strong networking skills?

Our client cares about the best possible health outcomes for New Zealanders. Its role is to make responsible choices, that are not always easy.   Their work impacts on people, families, whānau and our wider society – and they take their responsibility very seriously. Working with others in the health sector, they use robust evidence-based processes and never stop using ingenuity to make things better. This is a very successful and unique organisation with a high profile. The organisation attracts people who have a thirst to continuously learn and use new skills and it supports its people to develop.

A pro-equity organisation, they have a dedicated focus on Māori and Pacific People’s health and the Senior Māori Programmes Lead has been created to support the great work which is already taking place.  The Senior Māori Programmes Lead will set about ensuring strong operational connections between workstreams, in order to achieve equity of access to medicines and medical devices for all New Zealanders. Maintaining and strengthening long-standing relationships with Whānau Ora and Māori health professional partners; delivering programmes of work, this is a broadly focused position, making strong connections cross organisationally. The position is very much one of informing, engaging, and bringing together disparate groups within the Māori equity programme of work. Underpinned by an organisational priority – Equity for Māori – you will relish adding your own professional and life experiences and cultural competency into a framework set up for now, and into the future.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivery and a strong understanding of the health sector, with demonstrable skills in designing and implementing projects and initiatives that make a positive difference for whānau Māori. Credibility and strong connections to Māori networks across iwi, hapū and marae are key to succeeding in this role.

You will develop, deliver and evaluate programmes, projects, initiatives, and action plans to achieve equity for Māori with Māori, and will support the broader Māori access equity programmes of work. Delivering high-quality communications regarding the implementation of Māori equity projects and initiatives, you will have solid experience and the talent to jump from hands on operations to strategic planning with ease.

Skills, knowledge and experience required for application will include;

  • Strong programme management and coordination skills, including planning and budget management.
  • Experience working with whānau Māori and with community organisations.
  • Excellent relationship development and management skills, including the ability to network, influence and negotiate.
  • The ability to draw on and synthesise data trends, research, and evaluation findings to inform advice and projects.
  • Empathetic, patient, values-driven and intuitive with a passion for building effective cross-cultural relationships.
  • Mana manaaki, able to raise the mana of others and uplift them in a way that honours their cultural background.
  • The demonstrated ability to develop new relationships, grow existing ones, and capability for self-connectivity both within and across the organisation as well as externally.
  • An understanding of the machinery of government and the workings of multi stakeholder partnerships.
  • A confident presenter, who can communicate key messages to a range of audiences.

A relevant tertiary qualification and/or extensive and comparable relevant experience will be required.

You will have a comfortable level of proficiency in Te Reo Māori, one that enables you to transverse easily across Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Pākehā. Understanding of the broader NZ Health system, you will navigate networks and communities relevant to the Māori responsiveness work and communicate effectively with people who have different levels of understanding, literacy, and cultural needs.

This is a highly innovative and forward-thinking organisation that offers a supportive learning environment, relocation costs for those moving to Wellington, attractive employment benefits including market salary, flexible working arrangements and a paid volunteer day at a charity or community initiative of your choice.

Please signal your interest as soon as possible by contacting Heather Walker directly on Ph: (09) 632 1108 or for an e-information pack, please email heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close: Monday 23rd November 2020 at 5pm.

How to Apply

Please signal your interest as soon as possible by contacting Heather Walker directly on Ph: (09) 632 1108 or for an e-information pack, please email heather@manarecruitment.co.nz Applications close: Monday 23rd November 2020 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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