11 Nov 2020

Full-Time Senior Policy Advisor – Maori Investigation

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Posted by HainesAttractWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Duration: Fixed-term until 2023 (or secondment opportunity)
Hours: Full-time
Location: Wellington

The Royal Commission has an ambitious work programme across a wide range of sectors, and we need your knowledge and experience. We are looking for Senior Policy Advisors to join our newly established Policy team – help us make a difference.

Ensuring that the experiences, perspectives and needs of Māori are well represented and reflected in our mahi and recommendations for change is really important to us. Join us in providing advice on approaches to preventing and responding to abuse in care and the provision of redress.

What you’ll do

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team tasked with the provision of advice that will benefit future generations of New Zealanders.

You will apply your knowledge and experience of complex policy analysis to a wide range of issues across several sectors to inform Commissioner’s recommendations.You’ll be part of a collegial and supportive policy team and will be tasked with scoping, leading, and delivering large and complex pieces of policy work within a wider, multi-disciplinary, environment.

You will be one of two policy specialists working as part of our high functioning and multi-disciplinary Māori Investigation Team. You’ll also work on other Investigations and on Inquiry-wide initiatives.

Our work programme includes consideration of the:

  • adequacy of existing prevention, response and care frameworks
  • need for change to legislation, policy, rules, standards and practices.

You’ll be:

  • an experienced policy analyst, well-versed in the machinery of government, and have had experience providing high quality policy advice within (and ideally across) several sectors
  • a superb communicator, with well-developed influencing skills that will support you to work constructively and collaboratively with colleagues, key stakeholders, and others
  • well-developed with your problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • great with your writing skills
  • a strong knowledge and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a policy setting, and strong understanding of te reo me ona tikanga Māori would be an advantage
  • eligible to work in New Zealand – including holding a work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

It is also desirable that you have confidence in cultural practices and disability inclusive approaches.

Opportunities like this are few and far between – will you join us?

How to apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Cick here for a copy of the application form

Applications close: 11.59pm Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and Faith based Institutions is investigating the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults (such as disabled people) who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and is examining ways to stop this from happening again.

We welcome enquiries from all people, including Māori, Pacific People, LGBTIQA+ and disabled communities. Diversity is our legacy and our future, and we value diversity in the workforce.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We approach our work respectfully, learn quickly, and improve constantly. We support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your life and your work.

We look for talented and unique people. Everyone is welcome – we are committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation and perspective.

We want all employees to have access to equal employment opportunities, and are committed to make our environment accessible, including facilities, information and IT. We want our employees to feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, and where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and be encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website www.abuseincare.org.nz

How to Apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz Cick here for a copy of the application form Applications close: 11.59pm Tuesday, 24 November 2020. For more information please contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

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

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